In a small home garden, what would be the best veggies to grow from a Paleo standpoint? I usually grow green leafy ones like spinach, lettuce, gai lan and others such as peas, beans, carrots, kohl rabi, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers.
It is too small a patch to grow corn, thank goodness, because that is obviously out. But are the pole beans a bad idea?
asparagus are really easy to grow. For paleo, I think herbs are really good. Not only are they easy but it allows you to have access to all herbs at all times. Spending money on herbs sucks because they are expensive and you end up buying way more than you need.
parsley is really easy to grow, and you can keep trimming and drying it so that you can have homegrown dried parsley over the winter. last year my wife and I had four parsley plants and we did about six "harvests" of cutting almost all the leaves and tying them in bundles to dry like flowers, we still had fresh parsley throughout the summer, and we have about half a cup of dried stuff left! Also cherry tomatoes produce for a long time, and rosemary is another herb that is fantastic and, depending on your climate, will winter ok and can be planted in regular flower beds as a shrub of sorts, but still is useful for eating! Some smaller stuff like some varieties of mint or peppers can be grown in pots inside or on deck railings, thus freeing up more space in your garden
Brussel sprouts are pretty easy and I agree with Sal on herbs. Also, tomatoes are very easy to grow even in areas of little space. In my experience, pole beans take up quite a lot of space - plus, I'm not sure how paleo they are...