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Easy Crops to Grow Right Now in Australia

Easy Crops to Grow Right Now in Australia


Easy Crops to Grow Right Now in Australia

Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)

As the pandemic grows tremendously, the economic condition continues to deteriorate exponentially. Hence, this is leading to a pattern of panic buying. Many people are overstocking groceries and other fresh produce in fear of running out. This in turn is leading to another hassle. Due to the hoarding of so many products, the grocery bill is also forcing tensions to increase. Even though this news may be distressing, there is some relief. Individuals have the option to cut down on the bill by cultivating their own produce. There are various crops that grow easily and can be easily adjusted in your budget.

Steps to Grow your Own Produce

Even if you are dealing with a space crunch, specific vegetables are very easy to grow and maintain. For instance, a vegetable garden and crops planted into a number of pots should be enough to grow food for an average size family. The main catalyst in this process is sunlight. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the area where the crops are planted receive a lot of light. Also, for proper growth, it is important to start with the best possible ingredients available.

Pocket-Friendly Crops

Every family is searching for budget-friendly crops that will grow optimally. Moreover, individuals are also looking for vegetables that will essentially be low maintenance.

Grow Salad Leaves

Salad leaves such as lettuce are quick off the blocks and, when harvested by cutting just a few leaves at a time from each plant, they should continue to give fresh leaves for many weeks. Space lettuces in a block formation so that plants are about 22cm (9in) apart in both directions. Or try a salad mix and sample several different flavours and textures from a single sowing.


Zucchini are famously prolific, which is a good thing if you’re looking to save money. Grow more than one to ensure good pollination; a couple of plants should easily keep a small family in fruits all summer. Pick them fairly small when they are about 10cm (4in) long for a firm texture and slightly nutty taste. Check plants regularly because fruits tucked out of sight beneath the large leaves have a habit of ballooning into oversized, watery marrows in a matter of days.


Fresh beets seem inexplicably pricy to me. Yet growing these earthy, pungent (in a good way!) roots is really very straightforward. Keep plants watered in dry weather to stop them from bolting, when plants produce a flowering stem before the crop is ready to harvest. Beets are incredibly versatile in the kitchen, which is one reason they make my list. Roast the roots, pickle them, grate them into a salad, or even use them as an ingredient in cakes.