Whether you’ve always dreamed about growing your own food or have only just started thinking about it, the good news is that almost everybody can grow their own produce from home.
While growing your own fresh herbs is relatively common, growing your own fruit and vegetables is a little more unusual – but if you like the idea of growing superfoods yourself, there’s no reason why you can’t do so.
First things first, what exactly are superfoods? Superfoods are essentially just foods that are deemed to be especially nutritious – things like tomatoes, blueberries, broccoli and kale. They usually contain high amounts of vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, or essential fatty acids.
The term ‘superfood’ has become a bit of a buzzword over the past decade, and many people associate superfoods with elusive, expensive, and exotic ingredients – things like goji berries, cacao, and ‘ancient grains’ like quinoa.
But many superfoods can be easily grown at home – and while not all superfoods are expensive, growing your own still means that you’ll spend far less than you would if you were buying superfoods from a supermarket.
You might assume that growing your own superfoods will be time-consuming and difficult, but this isn’t the case: some of the most delicious superfoods can be grown indoors in pots. So even if you have limited space, you can still grow an abundance of delicious, healthy food.
Before we take a closer look at some of the different types of superfoods you can grow, let’s consider the two different options for growing your own produce at home…