Growing local is a growing movement across the country and offers many benefits. Locally grown food creates economic opportunities, provides health benefits, and also helps to reduce environmental impact. Additionally, many people feel local food tastes better. The more local your food supply is the more peace of mind you have in knowing exactly where your food came from and how it is grown. The less steps between you and your food supply, the safer your food will be.
So, why not bring your local food chain even closer to you? Why not grow your own? When you grow your own, you know exactly where it’s grown and how it’s grown. You will know if it’s pesticide free, no preservatives, it supports your diet-related conditions and encourages eating a well balanced diet.
Vegetable Options Good for Kentucky
In our central Kentucky weather, we have options to grow many different varieties of fresh fruits and veggies. Depending on the size of your potential garden, and the amount of labor that you want to spend, you can grow herbs, fruit trees, potatoes, cabbages and greens, eggplant, carrots, strawberries, green beans, sweet corn and so much more. But, the popular two plants grown for a garden is the tomato and pepper plants.
You can easily grow many of these plants in containers on an apartment balcony, or also in the ground with a small garden. Even, if you only grow a few plants to get started, it is a great way to start on your garden adventure. It is also a great way to encourage your kids to learn and participate in an activity that they can learn and helps them to understand the value of a well balanced diet.
We have a couple of blogs where we further explain When is it Time for Tomatoes?
And we also have a blog of 5 Best Tips to Grow Better Tomatoes
Want to learn about growing herbs in your garden? Growing & Caring for Herbs
For great results in your garden you need good soil. Good Soil, Good Plants