Plants in general play a crucial role in helping humans not just get their day to day food, but also in helping make the environment cleaner. The good thing is that you can start small; you don’t have to wait till you have a big garden or farm, in order to plant your favorite crops. Below are some of the best and easiest crops that you can plant at your home;
- Sweet Corns; sweet corns are small; they mature fast, and are very ideal for growing in limited spaced, like a home garden. Home grown sweet corns are fresher, sweeter, and tastier, than anything you’d possibly buy from a market.
- Vegetables; vegetables are also ideal plants to plant in your home. They include spinaches, cucumbers, corianders, and even onions. These are not only fast growing and maturing crops; they also require little or no human day to day attention once you have planted them.
- Aloe Vera; Aloe Vera has many medicinal benefits to humans, and can be grown around the home. Besides helping purify the air, they can also be used to help treat burns and cuts, thanks to their succulent by products known for their medicinal efficacies.
- Fruits; many fruits take a year or so before they mature, and ripen. You can start small, by planting some passion fruit crops, grafted mangoes that mature in 2 years or so, water melons, and so on so forth. Fruits not only provide a quick snack around the homestead; their nutritional value is very central in the general good health of humans.
Planting some of the above crops around your home will not just help you save money you’d have spent on vegetables and fruits; it is also a greatly fulfilling exercise that rejuvenates the mind.