A lot of people are reluctant at the idea of actually starting to some useful things in their garden. Sometimes this is because they aren’t currently managing their garden much, but even if this is the case, you don’t have to do much to grow some plants which you can then use in your kitchen.

If you prepare a small area, then there are a number of herbs which are great for a garden, as they require little to no maintenance. Mint is a great example of this, as once it’s got a spot then it will start to completely take over. Strawberries can also do the same sort of thing, as can things like spinach, chives, redcurrants, gooseberries. It is a good option to choose things which are known to self-seed pretty regularly, as they are usually more robust.

These plants don’t require much maintenance, so they can be a great option as a small gift for friends and family.