A garden doesn’t have to be big or boring. Start by growing something in a mini plot or pot. Choose funky varieties of plants to keep things interesting, like purple carrots, striped tomatoes, golden beets or blue beans.
Here are some ideas to get you growing:
- A micro garden is simple and small – and you don’t have to pull many weeds! Plant your favorite veggies in a few pots on a balcony, front step
- A salsa garden can be as mild or spicy as you like. Grow all the ingredients for fresh salsa (tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro), and you’ll be ready to make salsa dip in mid to late summer.
- A pumpkin patch can be planted right in your backyard (as long as your parents approve). Watch the pumpkins grow all summer and invite friends over for a pumpkin carving party in the fall.