Easy to Grow UK Fruit and Veg
I am thinking about starting a guerrilla growing campaign in my local city. I want to fill unused soil banks/ pots/ weed ravaged corners/ hedgerows etc. with fruit and veg for the community. I think that more people growing their own food is something that we need to do as a country, and we have the space! I am having some problems deciding on the type of plants to use though.
I want to do long term grows in my local town, which is quite rural, and will be establishing gooseberry/ raspberry bushes in the hedgerows. I have no experience with planting either of these fruits, but I think that once established they do quite well in English countryside.
I'm also planning on doing shorter term grows in cities. I want to plant fruit/veg that can be picked, is easily identifiable and will fruit quickly once planted. I am prepared to incubate and grow the plants until they are at this stage at home before transplanting them. My problem is that I don't know which veg/ fruit to plant. I've only ever grown carrots, leeks, potatoes and beets. I was thinking maybe of tomatoes/ strawberries/ lentils/ quinoa since they can all be picked above ground and should be fairly apparent to most people what they are. Does anyone have any suggestions for better crops to grow?