Growing food is a hobby that pays dividends. Learning how to grow your food is the best way never to go hungry, making it essential for survival. That said, it’s not easy; you need to consider a ton of factors throughout the process. What do you do if you have the experience necessary to make your food? This article is for you if you’re great at growing fruits and veggies. Learn more about the foods to grow this year if you have a green thumb.

Friendly Fungi

Mushrooms are an amazing challenge if you already know how to grow your food. Growing mushrooms isn’t for beginners. It requires you to balance many factors for the optimal batch to come out perfect. There are also many mushroom types to grow at home, whether you’re interested in Lion’s Mane, Turkey tail, or even Chaga. You can also use mushrooms for various purposes, from medicinal to edible. If you want to try something new, growing mushrooms is an excellent food to grow this year if you have a green thumb.

Snap Beans (Green Beans)

Snap beans don’t require much maintenance other than ensuring you water them regularly. They don’t accumulate diseases or pests, and they germinate relatively easily. They’re also a staple of many delicious dishes. Growing snap beans is a great way to boost your confidence if you struggle with growing mushrooms. If you’re a seasoned grower, growing this vegetable will be a snap.

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are great for seasoned growers, especially since they only require a support cage or stake. When you have the support, you can grow however many you want. You can even forget to water them occasionally, which wouldn’t be a huge deal. Many gardeners claim they taste better if you don’t water them frequently. With cherry tomatoes, you may grow them throughout the summer until winter.

Overall, these are a few fun things you can grow with a green thumb—from edible fungi to snackable tomatoes. These fruits and veggies will challenge you and expand your horizons. Which foods will you try growing this year?

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.