I am so sick of the price of fruit and vegetables at the grocery store. Seriously! $5 dollars for enough blueberries for a bowl of cereal? No thank you! Some of the most expensive fruits and vegetables are incredibly easy to grow, and not pumped full of pesticides!
Grow them yourself, eat healthier, and save your cash for your family. These are the easiest vegetables and fruits to grow. You don’t have to do much other than plant them.
Raspberries and Blackberries: Well, if you’re from the city, you may not know this. Raspberries and blackberries both grow on a thorny bush and grow like wildfire. All you have to do is plant them and sit back. They will not only grow, you will have to stop them from spreading over time. You will get buckets and buckets of these expensive fruits to freeze and can each year for the cost of a plant or two. If you want a new plant start, just take the end of a limb from a living plant and bury it. A new bush will start. Stop paying ridiculous prices. Free is better.
Apples, Plums, and Cherries: I bought a bag of sweet cherries at the grocery store a week ago. $5 dollars per pound! The girl at the register literally stopped and said, “You know these cherries are like $11 dollars. Do you still want them?” Yes, I did want them, but I would rather have free cherries. A young fruit tree is generally between $15-$30 dollars. Yes, you’ll have to wait a couple of years before you get fruit, but if cherries are $5 dollars a pound now, they’ll be much more in a few years. Fruit trees require water, sunshine, and some decent soil. If you have a yard, plant a fruit tree. In a couple of years, you’ll have enough fresh fruit to give away to your neighbors.
Wheat Grass and Lettuce: So, if you know about the benefits of wheat grass, you probably know that every single time you buy the powder it’s over $30 dollars, the little trays of fresh grass are $5 dollars, and flash frozen is around $15 dollars. A packet of seeds is about $1.50 and will grow most of the year outside or inside with a little sunshine. All you have to do is sow the seed and sit back for a couple of weeks. Enough said. DIY isn’t just for home renovations. Take control of what you put in your body, and your wallet.
Lettuce other than iceberg is getting expensive. I eat salads every single day. I love baby greens, kale, spinach, and arugula. Organic arugula is around $5 dollars for a small bag. If you have a fairly small patch in your yard or even a patio, you can easily grow your own salad greens. When you use them for meals, nip the tops off and they will keep growing and provide salad greens for most of the year.
This is just a sample of how easy it is to grow your own fruits and vegetables. There really isn’t any reason to pay ridiculous prices, eat foods that come from “who knows where”, and that are full of “who knows what.” You can do it yourself for a fraction of the cost and enjoy the fruits of your labors, literally.