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Vegetables You Can Grow in Your Garden Without Buying Their Seeds From the Market

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Amara is a teacher and a writer. She enjoys gardening as her hobby.

Many people love gardening and enjoy it as their hobby. Well, this hobby can be even more worthwhile when it also yields fresh organic vegetables from a home garden.

For added benefit, these vegetables are fresher, healthier, and more nutritious than the ones we buy from the store. They are very easy to grow, and you don't need to buy their seeds from the market, as you can grow them in the following ways.

Potatoes

Growing potatoes in your garden can be a fun game. They can easily be grown by planting sprouting potatoes, with one or two buds or eyes on them.

The best time to grow potatoes is spring season, as low temperatures are more suitable for them. Each plant can yield 8–10 potatoes. Potato plants need full sun, fertile and loose soil, and 1–2 inches of water per week to produce an abundant harvest.

How to Grow

Water the soil and soften it with the help of a knife or hand trowel. Cut the sprouting potato into two to four pieces according to the size of potato. Or you can plant them whole 6 inches deep into the soil, with the sprouts facing up. Plant them apart at a distance of 12 inches between them, as they grow in bunches under the soil—so they need some space to grow. Keep their soil moisturized by watering them once or twice a week.

Plant potatoes with their sprouts facing upward.

Plant potatoes with their sprouts facing upward.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes can actually enhance the ornament of your garden, as the look winsome and pleasing to eyes. They do not need much space to grow and can easily be planted even in pots.

They are easy to grow and are very productive plants. One plant can easily yield a dozen tomatoes. They are heat-loving plants and can't tolerate low temperatures, so the best time to plant them is the end of the spring when temperatures start rising.

How to Grow

If you don't have their seeds, don't worry—you can grow them out of one whole tomato. Water the soil and soften it with the help of hand trowel or a knife. Take a tomato and cut it into slices, and make sure its seeds are still attached. Dig the soil and plant them 1–2 inches deep. Within two weeks, you should be able to see them growing into a plant. Keep their soil moisturized, and don't let it dry out.

Tomato slices with their seeds still attached can grow into new plants.

Tomato slices with their seeds still attached can grow into new plants.

Green Chilies

Green chilies can be grown easily in pots or in the garden. They do not do well in winter, so the end of that season is the best time for their planting.

They need enough warmth, humidity, water, and sunlight to grow. So, provide plenty of light and water to this plant in order for it to grow well. One issue is that this plant is often attacked by pests, so you must take care of it.

How to Grow

Green chilies often turn red over time, and they are great for harvesting seeds. Cut a chili and take out all of its seeds. Dig the soil to soften it, sow the seeds, and water it well. Plant them 5–10 cm apart and make sure they get enough water and light. Their seeds start to germinate within one to two weeks. Make sure plants are not attacked by pests and worms.

A red chili is the best for harvesting seeds, as they can grow into new chili plants.

A red chili is the best for harvesting seeds, as they can grow into new chili plants.

Capsicum

Capsicum can be a good addition to your home garden, as it is easy and fun to grow. They not only add a good taste to your food but also to your garden, as they come in different catchy colors.

This plant is sunny and needs sun and water to grow well. The best time to plant it is in the summer, when temperatures are neither cold nor too hot. This plant needs special attention, as it is prone to diseases and pests.

How to Grow

Dampen the soil by sprinkling water on it and soften it with the help of a hand trowel. Cut a ripened capsicum and remove all of its seeds. Plant them in the soil, keeping a distance of 12–15 inches between them. Make sure you plant them in a sunny spot, where they can get four to five hours of sunlight a day. They start to germinate well between the temperature ranges of 18–35°C. A grown plant starts to bear fruit within two months of planting, if treated well.

Cut a capsicum into half to get its seeds.

Cut a capsicum into half to get its seeds.

Green Peas

Pea plants are some of the easiest plants to grow, as they start to germinate very easily in any damp medium. Plus, one plant bears a large number of peas.

Peas like cold and they grow well in cool seasons. They usually get mature before the summers, when temperatures start to rise. They need plenty of water and six to eight hours of sunlight to grow well—though some green peas can still do well in four to six hours of sunlight. They can also be grown in pots.

How to Grow

Green peas like moisture. So before sowing them, dampen the soil and soften it. Sow the seeds 2 inches deep into the soil, and 3–4 inches apart. Soaking the seeds in water for a day can speed up the germination process. When sown, they can germinate within 7–30 days. They need water to grow well, so don't let the plant dry out. Keep their soil moisturized, but avoid overwatering.

Sow these germinating peas to grow new pea plants.

Sow these germinating peas to grow new pea plants.

Onions

Onion can be a very good addition to your garden vegetable selection, as they are very easy to grow and require very little maintenance. The good thing is that you need not buy their seeds from the market, as they can be grown by planting old sprouting onions.

The best time to grow them is in cool weather conditions, between November and February. They need proper sunlight, a fertile soil, and about 1 inch of water per week to grow well.

How to Grow

Dig a pit about 2 inches deep, place the sprouting onion bulb inside, and cover it with soil. Add water to it to moisturize the soil. Plant them, leaving a distance of 15 cm between them, so they get enough space to grow. Keep their soil fertile, loose, and moisturized—don't let it dry out completely. When planted, they can grow into full-sized bulbs in about 3 months.

Plant this sprouting onion in soil to grow it.

Plant this sprouting onion in soil to grow it.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Amara

Comments

Amara (author) from Pakistan on April 24, 2021:

Thank you very much DDE for stopping by and leaving a comment..

And yes you can try to grow all these vegetables, as I described, and hopefully you will get a bunch of your own grown pure veges..

Wishing you all the best.. ;-)

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 24, 2021:

A great idea for me to plant tomatoes. I will get into it and hope to see these plants grow soon. Your suggestions are useful.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on April 24, 2021:

Yes sure Aesta, be sure you plant them in right season..

Thanks for your visit and comment..

Have a great day..

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 24, 2021:

This is great. I will definitely start with those tomatoes.

Amara (author) from Pakistan on April 22, 2021:

Its an honour Peggy.. Thank you very much..

I am really glad to know that you found it useful.. ;-)

Amara (author) from Pakistan on April 22, 2021:

Yes peggy we can grow tomatoes like this, only make sure, you plant them in their favorable season..

Thank you very much Peggy..

Have a wonderful day..

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 22, 2021:

I came back to let you know that I pinned this to my Useful Tips and Ideas board.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 22, 2021:

I would never have known that you could grow new tomato plants from an existing tomato. I'll give this a try. For some time now, I have been growing new table onions by replanting the bottoms of them. Thanks for writing this article!

Amara (author) from Pakistan on April 22, 2021:

Thank you very much Misbah.. I am really glad to know that you found it interesting..

Allah bless you always and your family, dear sis..

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 21, 2021:

Extremely interesting and informative hub, Amara

I didn't know we could grow tomatoes like this. Thanks for the education

Blessings dear sister

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