What to grow in your home garden
A guide for Food Box members
A lot of our members love our Food Box because they get garden-fresh veggies without having to do the gardening:
“Having the food box has taken the pressure off us to grow our own garden; we get a steady source of veggies every week. And I don’t have to grow greens anymore, thank goodness!!”
Whether you are a green thumb, a semi-retired gardener or a container-dabbler, we have great news: being a Food Box member means you can relax and enjoy gardening without the stress.
[...And if you're none of the above - don't worry, we've got you covered!!]
If you are planning to grow veggies this year, here’s how you can make the best of your garden & complement the Food Box:
1. Grow things that we don’t grow
If you’re a big fan of any of the vegetables that we don’t grow (cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, parsnip and sweet corn), add them to your garden plan.
2. Grow some snack food
Veggies that you like to snack on are great to have right outside your door. Think cherry tomatoes, beans, peas and fruit like strawberries, ground cherries, raspberries and blueberries.
3. Grow extras to put away for winter
If you’re into canning, freezing or pickling, growing an abundance of your favourites is a great use of your garden space. We like to put away tomatoes, pickles (cucumbers), zucchini and pesto (basil).
4. Grow the infrequent veggies
As a Food Box member, you’ll get LOTS of the staples like onions, carrots, lettuce and potatoes. But if you love the veggies that don’t appear in the box as often, like kale, chard, fennel and kohlrabi, it’s nice to have your own supply in the garden.
5. Plant flowers
Maybe you’d rather leave the vegetable gardening to us. In that case, having a flower garden means less weeding and harvesting and more kicking back and enjoying the view!
For local organic vegetable or flower seed, we recommend Kitchen Table Seed House
Want to let us handle the gardening this year? Click here to learn more about our Food Box program.