After moving to land you’ve acquired for a homestead it is natural to want to start growing your own food. It is most likely one of the first things on your list that you’d like to get started on, however this is easier said than done.
Most likely you will need to clear land, work the soil, and improve it substantially before planting. Without these laborious, time-consuming steps, most crops won’t grow because they require vibrant, conditioned soil with the right mix of organic and inorganic matter that produces ideal conditions.
Some of the first food you can grow with a high likelihood of success are leafy greens such as spinach, lettuce, kale, chard, etc. These are easy to establish in newer beds or growing areas, grow quickly, regrow after cutting (allowing for multiple harvests in a season), and pack a tremendous nutritional punch.
If you want to go from planting to harvesting as soon as possible with the highest nutritional density for minimal effort before your garden soils are seasoned enough to bear a wide array of crops, plant leafy greens!