Homegrown Food Guide

When home gardening took off in 2020, so did the interest in growing food. It was a fun hobby that gave people a healthy outlet. That experience created a trend of home gardeners trying their hand at vegetables, fruits, and herbs for the first time. They’ve been delighted to discover the long list of benefits that growing food from home brings, such as: 

 

  • Money saved at ever-more expensive grocery stores
  • A healthier and more joyful relationship with their food
  • Reduced packaging waste
  • Pesticide-free and organic growing options

 

Unsurprisingly, interest in home-grown foods continues to rise. But many first-timers get overwhelmed or dive into their first herb garden without any guidance. Failed attempts at gardening can turn potential life-long customers off from the hobby, so it’s smart to support their efforts with a little bit of know-how and inspiration. 

 

Here is a printable, easy-to-read chart with some basic food growing tips:

Homegrown Food Guide


 

    Help gardeners remember that this hobby inspires curiosity about food, creativity, and indulging in beauty. You can get creative and offer different thematic ideas to help customers decide what kinds of food they might like to try growing. Here’s a list of themed ideas that can inspire your customers:


    • Salad Garden: tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, bell peppers, 
    • Salsa Garden: cilantro, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, garlic
    • Spring Bouquet: amaranth, cosmos, coneflower, dahlia, zinnia, pincushion flower
    • Butterfly Garden: milkweed, coneflowers, asters, hyssop, lantana, pentas, pincushion flower 
    • Edible Flower Garden: begonia, calendula, chrysanthemum, lavender, lilac, beach rose
    • Herbal Tea Garden: chamomile, hibiscus, elderflower, beach rose, catnip, lavender, mint, rosemary
    • Herb Garden: sage, thym, rosemary, oregano, lavender, parsley, basil, cilantro