You can make the most of a home garden with these tips:
- Choose foods that you love, that you can't easily get fresh.
- Choose varieties for great flavors, rather than regular shop varieties. E.g. some tomato varieties, such as Black Russian and other heirloom varieties, are deliciously different, but soft and unsuitable for storage, so you're unlikely to get them from a shop.
- Plant some foods that are excellent fresh - e.g. corn (pick and cook within 20 minutes for best results!) or broccoli (pick and use within hours), and green leafy vegetables. Most vegetables are best when very fresh, but with some it's especially important.
- Put the most frequently used plants within easy reach - have herbs and some salad vegetables near the door, so you can step out of the kitchen and pick things when you need them.