How Hard is it to Grow Your Own Food?

If you’ve never tried growing your own food before, it can seem a bit intimidating. The thought of growing something, from a tiny seed or a transplant, into the food that gives you the nutrients to survive, can be a bit scary. We are here to assure you that it's not scary at all nor hard with the resources that are available.

There are many kinds of plants to choose from when beginning your growing experience. Researching how the plant will grow will help you decide how much space you need. Plants with a deep root need more soil (deeper growing depth means a deeper container if not planting in the ground) and also grows better if started from direct seed. You can read more about deciding whether to direct seed or transplant in one of our past blogs.

Photo courtesy of Frador.com

Photo courtesy of Frador.com

When beginning your growing experience, deciding which plants to begin with can be tricky. We’ve compiled a list of plants that are perfect for beginner growers here. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area, there are many resources and workshops right at your fingertips. The good news is  we’ve created a list of these resources in one of our previous blogs!

Growing your own food is a fun and educational experience. Pop Up Produce has great Fresh Start Kits perfect for beginner growers. Each Fresh Start Kit includes organic, non GMO seeds and compost, all locally sourced, as well as other materials. Each Kit also includes a step-by-step downloadable guide to help you every step of the way!