Gardening Simplified, Self-Seeding Crops

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gardeningToday’s lifestyle has everyone constantly on the go. You still love gardening, but just don’t seem to have the time to devote to it. Cathy Isom has a solution for you. In today’s program, Cathy tells you about the best crops to grow for the time-strapped gardener. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Gardening can be fun, therapeutic and also a lot of work. But you can take a lot of the work out of gardening by planting self-seeding crops. These are annual plants that grow to maturity, form seeds, drop them, and new plants readily germinate. Self-seeding gardens can be a real treat for a time-strapped gardener.

If this is something you may want to consider, then here are some of the crops that are recommended.

  • Basil and garlic. Great crops that will keep replanting themselves and are also good at attracting pollinators and repelling pests.
  • Arugula, easy to grow and makes a great ground cover.
  • Mustard is a double-impact crop. It will provide both seeds and greens.
  • You should also consider planting Nasturtium, Sunflowers, Amaranth, Radish, potatoes, tomatoes, and pumpkins.

After all, you will only have to plant these once to enjoy them year after year.

I’m Cathy Isom…