How to Grow Vegetables at Home

Growing vegetables can be a good way to have some fresh food from your yard. There are many vegetables that you can grow at home, but that depends on your location and the time of year.

In many areas with lots of sun all year round, you can plant vegetables any time of the year. But if you live in places that snows in winter, it’s best to plant at the start of spring. This puts a limit on what vegetables you can plant, but there are many that can already be harvested within a few weeks or a month.

Here are tips on how to grow vegetables at home:

Know the Local Laws

Believe it or not, there are actually some states or localities that prohibit you from growing food in your own yard. There are also places that don’t let you plant certain crops or vegetables.

Make sure to check just to make sure you’ll not be paying a lot of fines for growing your own food.

Pick Your Plants

What plants do you want to have in your yard? Here are some plants that are relatively fast and easy to grow in your yard:

  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplants
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Turnips
  • Corn

These plants are still easy to grow, but note that there are vines that tend to creep quickly across the yard and could go to your neighbor’s lot!

If you have a big yard or can surely keep up with trimming the fast-growing vines, you can plant these vegetables:

  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Peas
  • Bitter gourd
  • Zucchini

Where to Plant Your Vegetables

That depends on what type of vegetable you’re planting. Short vegetables such as leafy greens like lettuce can be grown in containers or pots. These are even great in vertical gardens for more output even with limited space.

The creeping vines obviously need more space.

There are also plants that love the sun and others that want to stay in the shade. Make sure to research each particular plant you want to have at home so you won’t be wasting your seeds and your efforts.

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15 thoughts on “How to Grow Vegetables at Home”

  1. I just started really gardening and growing vegetables this year! These are great tips and I will keep these in mind in the future as some of mine didn’t make it this year!

  2. I am still learning about growing food and what works best in the desert. My tomatoes and beet greens are doing the best.

  3. Our garden didn’t do great last year. I swear we got like a handful of each veggie and that was it. I think we need to put ours in a different spot.

  4. I will definitely try carrots, I used carrots so often, it’s great to just have them in the backyard.

  5. I love growing vegetables. My husband and I just use VegTrugs. They work best for us since we have chickens. It’s so nice to be able to grow your own veggies.

  6. I actually just started to grow a plant here at home. They’re pretty useful and refreshing to look at. I’ll try
    planting vegetables next.

  7. I can’t wait until we move. I want a patch in the garden to grow vegetables. This was both interesting and useful. Hopefully, it won’t be too long.

  8. We grow food year round and it helps tremendously with our grocery bill. I am flabbergasted by the idea that there are laws forbidding any kind of gardening!

  9. We had a small vegetable garden in my last house, but unfortunately, the yard we have now has too much shade for vegetables. I hope we can clear a spot one day for a decent vegetable garden.


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