Grow edibles

Food that comes from halfway across the globe, or even from your locality will never ever taste as good as what you grow and nurture yourself! Make yourself and the planet a favor,  grow stuff!! You can grow herbs, chilies, mushrooms and more pretty much anywhere, even indoor or on your balcony.

Pros:

  • Alleviate carbon emissions related to food transportation
  • Increase your organic food intake
  • Save money
  • Limit wastage: your lettuce or herbs will stay fresh in their soil
  • Rejoice in eating whet you grow
  • Take this opportunity to set up compost and/or a worm farm for a steady source of fertilizer and reduce your organic waste by the same occasion :-)

Tips:

  • Start with herbs such as basil, coriander and parsley
  • Easy greens such as spinach, watercress
  • If you’re into chilies, they are super easy to grow
  • Get a mushroom kit and grow your mushies
  • Worm farm, mushroom and growing stuff in general are great fun and educational if you have kids

Check out my tips on how to set up your balcony garden here

Featured image by Matt Montgomery