How To Grow Things You Can Eat

How To Grow Things You Can Eat

Nancy Mitchell
Mar 16, 2014
(Image credit: Marianne Brown)

It may seem like this cold weather will NEVER end. But take heart! Spring is coming. And there's no better way to remind yourself of that than planning a garden. From our archives, here are some of our favorite video tips about growing things that are pretty — and that you can eat, too.

If you've never tasted a homegrown tomato straight from the vine, you've never truly lived. Tomatoes are one of the easiest garden crops to grow, and taste-wise, the tomatoes you grow at home will knock the socks off the ones you find at the grocery store. In this video, gardening educator Ben Gould shares his tips for growing the biggest, strongest, healthiest tomato plants (and the most delicious tomatoes).

Spring flowers will beautiful your garden... but did you know you can eat them, too? Watch the video above to inspire your spring gardening plans, and then check out Ben's list of edible flowers and how you can use them.

Compost is a wonderful fertilizer for your plants... and a great way to turn old food into new food. Here, Ben shares his best tips for adding compost to your vegetable (or flower) beds.

Thanks for watching, and happy planning!

• The Star: Ben Gould happened upon his passion for gardening when trying to find the most inexpensive way to travel the world through theWWOOF program in Belize and India. It has since transformed his life in beautiful and unexpected ways. He now educates children on gardening at several elementary schools in Los Angeles, has recently started his own edible garden installation business and continues to seek knowledge and learn life lessons through all of the gifts that the garden offers. He is also one of my favorite Instagrammers around.

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