Edible plants, like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices provide additional health and environmental benefits associated with organic or local foods. Growing your own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices is a fantastic way to limit the produce contaminants, hormones, and pesticides you’re exposed to. In addition, local foods are significantly less taxing on the environment because they require fewer resources to reach end consumers. You can’t get more local than your own home!
If your a beginner, some easy options to start with which are hardy and require minimal effort are; Aloe vera (the jelly in each stalk is a natural treatment for burns and irritated skin, and juice from stalks is delicious and soothing), Radishes (rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium), Basil, thyme, rosemary, mint, and other herbs (fresh herbs add flavor to foods and teas, and herbs have medicinal properties), and Ginger and turmeric root (extremely anti-inflammatory and medicinal).