Tips from Hungrily Homemade's very own Rania Renno
Like many Atlantans, I live in a cozy 809sq foot apartment with no yard. Yes, there is some greenery outside, but it is not truly mine. That means planting a garden is currently out of scope. I dream of the Pinterest tips for growing herbs and flowers in my future garden and for now I’m obsessed with Dylon, my pineapple plant, but having a garden inside is what I am going to have to work towards.
For Rania from Hungrily Homemade though, her garden is her life! She grows a number of delicious veggies, all of which she uses in her cooking. Her top pieces of advice:
- Dig a big enough space to drop in the baby plant
- Add top soil
- Ensure enough sunlight
- Water it as soon as you plant it
- Talk to them every day so they know you love them
As a new grower, Dylon being my first real attempt to grow anything (other than succulents, those little buggers never die!) I had some questions to ask her:
Q: What is the easiest veggie to grow for beginners? A: Cherry tomatoes for sure. They take no work.
Q: Can they be indoor plants? A: Haha, they work best outside.
Q: Do they grow well in planters or must they be in soil? A: I have mine in planters and they’re great!
Q: If you could only grow three veggies what would you pick? A: Cucumbers, Tomatoes &Jalapenos
Q: How many times a week do you water them? A: I water them every other day.
Q: What are your garden necessities? A: A small shovel and manicured nails!