In the last few years there has been a huge increase in people growing there own fruit and veg, a perfect way to do this is by using pots and containers on your newly built garden patio, not only does this take up less space than dedicating a whole section of your garden to it but it also makes for quick and easy weeding.
You’ll be amazed how much veg you can grow in a small place, so here is our list for our top 7 fruit and veg that are great for growing in pots.
Spinach – Known as a superfood, Spinach is packed full of all kinds of vitamins and just 180 grams of spinach leaves contains 181% of your daily allowance of vitamin K.
Potatoes – Potatoes are great a thing to grow because you’ll get a fantastic yield and when stored properly in hessian sacks once harvested they can last for a very long time.
Beetroots – Another superfood which holds many health benefits, they are rich in fibre and help to lower cholesterol levels too.
Salad Leaves – The great thing about salad leaves is that they keeping giving, Harvest by pinching off the top few salad leaves leaving a stump to re-sprout for produce more crops.
Tomatoes – Sure to brighten up any salad, Tomato plants give a fantastic yield, given that they need watering regularly it’s great to have them in your back garden.
Herbs – Having a selection a herbs available in your own back garden is a much more satisfying feeling than having to add them to the shopping list every week. Some Basil will go perfectly with your home grown tomatoes.
Strawberries – You haven’t really tasted a strawberry until you’ve eaten one you’ve grown yourself and there’s nothing quite like the first strawberry of the year. After your first harvest you’ll be able to double the amount of plants for next year by planting the runners off the first years strawberry plants. Runners are the shoots that come from the main plant which are perfect for replanting.
So there’s our top 7 vegetables and fruits for growing in your newly landscaped garden. Don’t forget to let us know what you’re planning to grow and be sure to tell us how to goes over on our twitter @outdoor_c