Growing your own food from home is a rewarding experience, especially because you will get a steady stream of delicious vegetables to eat whenever you like. And let’s be honest, eating what you worked to grow just makes them taste that much better.
So, which vegetables are easy to grow from home in South Africa? We’ve got the scoop!
- Tomatoes. Tomatoes like a lot of sun (perfect for South African summers!), space, consistent daily watering, and fertile soil.
- Marrow. Baby marrow like a lot of sunshine, well-drained, fertile soil, and of course water, water, water! Don’t forget to leave a bit of space between them as they can grow quite large.
- Beetroot. Beetroots like well-drained, fertile soil and a lot of water! You can expect to see your first beets ready to be picked within 6-9 weeks of planting.
- Carrots. Carrots require deep, loose, and sandy or loamy soil free from rocks. Either pick them early and enjoy as mini carrots, or leave for a few months and enjoy them in their largest form!
- Beans. Beans may be the simplest vegetable to grow of them all! Give them some soil of any kind, sunshine and some water and they’re good to go.