Grow Your Own Food


Planting a vegetable garden can be fun and good exercise. It’s also a great way to have fresh, healthy food for less money—seed packets cost only a few dollars. And kids are more likely to try new vegetables if they help grow them.

Start Small

You don’t need a lot of room or even a yard to grow your own food. Many vegetables can be grown on a patio in pots. Herbs are a great place to start. Try:

  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage

Planting an Idea

If you have a yard, try planting your garden in a raised bed. Learn more about gardening with raised beds on Agrilife.

Easy Vegetables to Grow

Ready to get your hands dirty? Download a tip sheet to learn how to grow your favorites vegetables.

Source: Agrilife

Did You Know?

If you do not have a garden at home, look for a community garden near you. You can sign up to get a small plot of land, or work together with others to garden a bigger piece of land.


Mom tip

“Let your kids help plan what you grow in your garden. My kids loved choosing what to grow and helping take care of the plants.” –Susan