If you’re thinking about starting vegetable gardening at your home, then that’s a smart idea. Apart from providing you with endless supply of nutritious diet, vegetable gardening can easily save you a lot of money. Now consider this; you do not have to frequently visit the grocery store for tomatoes or cabbages since they are readily available and fresh from your backyard.
If you plant it right, you can have so much to eat for you and your family. Keep reading as we take you through the ultimate list of the top 7 vegetables to grow in your garden.
This is one of the most popular plants to be grown by most people in their home gardens. Homegrown tomatoes should be one of your main reasons to get into vegetable gardening. Nothing is as sweet as a ripe and warm tomato fresh from the sun.
Apart from being great antioxidants, they are very nutritious with plenty of fiber, minerals and vitamins. You can choose to grow them in containers of different varieties. However, always be on the lookout for hornworms and blight.
Nothing tastes as sweet as crunchy carrots fresh from the garden. Freshly harvested carrots are rich in fiber, vitamins, potassium, manganese and niacin. However, they are very high in sugar, so you should limit the amount you eat.
Carrots can be grown in containers by sowing seeds 2-3 inches apart. Shorter varieties like Denvers Half Long and Thumbelina are the best option. Also, do not let them overstay in the ground as carrots are tastier when harvested small.
3. Red bell pepper
Red bell peppers are rich in nutrients such as vitamins (A, B6 and C), potassium and riboflavin. If you take one cup of this nutritious vegetable, you will be tremendously increasing your daily allowance of vitamin A and C.
Kale comes in different varieties such as Tuscany, curly green, Russian and scarlet. The best part is, it will keep on growing more leaves from summer to spring even after being harvested. However, you should avoid stripping the plant bare.
This popular vegetable is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamins (A, B6, and C). In fact, taking one cup of its raw florets can increase your daily vitamin C intake by 130%. Broccoli can be planted in containers with each plant having its own pot. However, you should watch out for cabbage worms. Also, always cover them with a lightweight bed sheet or floating row cover.
One of the main advantages of growing beetroot in your garden is that the leaves can be eaten as well. When added to salad, young beets are very delicious. Beetroots are very high in vitamin C, potassium and iron. By eating its leaves you will also add vitamin A and B6, zinc, calcium and magnesium.
That said, beetroots can be grown in containers by placing its seeds 3 inches apart in a 12-inch deep container. Also, harvest them when small because this is when they’re tender and sweet.
Nothing has tender sweetness like peas freshly plucked from your own garden. This delicious plant is rich in vitamins (A, B6 and C), potassium, magnesium, fiber and iron. You can grow them in containers and provide support for them to climb up. However, peas should be grown during cold weather such as early spring or late summer/autumn.
Do you like that ultimate list? well, there are plenty of nutritious vegetables you can grow in your home garden. However, planting these 7 vegetables will guarantee you the best result. Simply pick one, two ore even all from the list above and enjoy nutritious and delicious meal from your own garden.