My 5 Favourite Garden Edibles

I am always excited to get back into planting food crops. And this rainy season, June 2017, is as good a time as any to get back into it. I have to say I miss it a whole deal and so after the years blogging and gardening I though to restart my garden blog as I envision more structure and hopefully more helpful sharing.

So far for the year we have since having our first two crops, then taken a break to travel and another for system maintenance so it's been a while seeing the plant trough full of yummy edibles. We are considering make a change in decision in the type of crops we plant this time around and I am strongly leaning towards planting seasonings and herbs to make easy organic packs. I am still putting pen to paper to decide on crop listing. Would keep you posted

As we prepare for our new crops, it being 8 years since I have discovered and started into Aquaponics and to also mark, today June 27th, my three year anniversary since getting my first DSLR I thought I would share a little post on the crops I enjoy planting the most so far. I chose 5 there are lots more but I thought I would start with 5 here. So here goes:

Malabar Spinach

Malabar Spinach

This just grows and grows. The your leaves are perfect baby spinach leaves for any salad, the larger and older ones serve well for veggie wrapped food, pack it with delicious filling and you've got such a treat. Some times you can dunk these into your green drinks and smoothies. I've got this growing along our southern fence and in the rainy season it is so full and wholesome.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomato

Tomatoes of any variety are a great treat in any garden. Imaging stepping outside and picking the freshest fruit just as they are ripe on the vine. From the flowers to the leaves I anticipate every moment of this as it's growing.

Basil

Basil

This is a bitter sweet pain in the side for me. I am yet to master planting basil so far I think it's best to grow them just shy of three feet and prune regularly. Using them in teas, on sandwich or pizza toppings is always a good idea.

Salad Greens

Salad Greens

One of the most rewarding things to grow and eat is some nutrient dense, wholesome salad greens. I think the reward of having these grow healthy and organic just outside our back step is enough to ensure that we have them on hand all the time. While that is a huge challenge these greens often lightly sauteed in my home are always a hit.

Mint
Mint

Mint

Mint is something that once it catches on, it would always be good to you. A mint patch like the Malabar spinach can easily become a pest in your yard space. If you are a home maker and love making jams and sauces, I'd tell you hell yes to mint. Teas and infused waters are also good for this crop. Shop our fresh mint here.

 

These are my five. Yours?