if you want some fresh garden produce this year but live in an apartment, we’ve got you covered.

 

If you’re feeling like fresh produce is beyond you, never fear. Here are three easy ways to grow some great produce, and the recipes to cook them up!

Though there is a fair amount of rain scheduled in the forecast, spring is definitely here and with it, the general longing for the fresh herbs and veggies of summer. Many people get the itch to get a garden going, in an apartment though, it can be hard to figure out what to do in order to get your hands on something delicious with limited space.

We’ve put together a list of a couple of spring projects for you if you want to grow some herbs, veggies (or even fruit!) at your apartment.


#1: Growing tomatoes on a balcony

You can grow tomatoes on a balcony!

You can grow tomatoes on a balcony!

For many, the epitome of summer is a fresh, homegrown, delicious tomato. While it might seem impossible to do this yourself if you live in an apartment, if you’ve got a balcony, you’re in luck! Just remember to share with your neighbors. We’ve also found some great recipes to share - enjoy!

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28 Easy Summer Tomato Recipes

If you’ve taken the time to grow them, you might as well enjoy them!


#2: Growing Fresh Salad Greens Indoors

Growing salad greens indoors is delicious, and surprisingly easy.

Growing salad greens indoors is delicious, and surprisingly easy.

Another summer feature is a nice crisp salad. Store bought salads can often be relatively tasteless depending on variety and growing method. You can grow your own delicious salads in your own apartment cheaply and effectively. The added benefit is some greenery as well!

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Summer Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

This delicious recipe from Food & Wine combines all the great things about summer into a fresh tangy salad, perfect for appreciating the summer.


#3: Growing Strawberries Indoors

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It’s one of the most popular fruits of the summer and fall for a reason. There are few things as delicious as a perfectly ripe & juicy strawberry. You can enjoy these fresh, even without room to garden outside. These can be grown indoors near windows in order to still enjoy this sweet fruit treat.

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Simple Summer Strawberry Cake

200+ 5 Star Reviews Can’t be Wrong…especially with strawberries involved.


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