It’s all fun when you grow your own fresh vegetables around your yard; you get all the goodness and nutrition from the garden to your table that only comes with homegrown crops. Here are some
of the vegetable you can grow in your yard.
In the first place, fresh, homegrown tomatoes are the reason why many gardeners enter
vegetable gardening. Nothing compares with eating a perfectly ripe tomato; you just got from
your garden. Tomatoes are also incredibly good for us; they are packed with lots of iron, niacin,
fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium, and potassium. They also constitute a great source of
How to grow tomatoes in your yard
Plant tomatoes in containers: The size of containers varies depending on the type you plant. You
need at least 18 inches deep container to grow an indeterminate variety. Twelve inches is a good
depth for specified varieties, and 8 inches is perfect for dwarf or “patio” type tomatoes.
Note; One tomato plant per pot.
What to look out; for Tomato hornworm in certain places can be a concern — these big
caterpillars can be collected by hand if you see them. Watch out for signs of blight, which in
many parts of the United States is a real problem.
Beets are a perfect crop, of course, you can harvest the beetroots, but you can also harvest and
enjoy the greens. When added raw to a salad, young beet greens are delicious, and you can
sautee large beet greens as a quick side dish. The beetroots have very high iron, potassium, and
vitamin C content. Beet greens are also healthy, like iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc,
and vitamins A, B6, and C are strong.
How to grow beets
Plant beets in containers: In a container of 12 inches wide, sow beet seeds three inches apart.
Since each beet seed is a seed cluster, be sure to thin the seedlings down to one per cluster. You
can apply to thin to the salads.
Things to watch out for: knowing when to harvest. When harvested small, the beetroots are at
their finest example; when they are about one and two inches long. They’re sweet and tender at
this size. Larger beets tend to be less tasty and woody.
Perfect for soups, salads, snacking, slaws and stir-fries, both in the garden and in the kitchen,
cabbage earns its spot. it’s so good for you that you’ll want to dedicate a spot to grow your own
cabbage patch in your yard. Cabbage contains vitamins C, K, B2, B6, fiber, manganese,
magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, protein, and niacin, folate, copper, choline, phosphorus.
Potatoes are the world’s number one vegetable variety, shocking. Still, it would be best if you weren’t considering the wide range of ways you can use them and how delicious and nutritious they are.
Potatoes are a healthy source of B6 and C vitamins, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, potassium, copper, phytonutrients, and dietary fiber. Bake, boil or roast them, and enjoy the health benefits of potato, avoid frying them, or loading them with bits of cheese, butter, and bacon bits.
If you are not a carrot-lover, then you’re missing a lot? This tasty and healthy root vegetable benefits all of the salads, soups, stews, and juices. Mostly high in fiber and beta-carotene, they are also a good source of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, K, and B6, and folate, iron, copper, and manganese.
How to grow carrots
Plant carrots in containers: Sow carrot seeds in a pot of at least 12 inches deep, two to three inches apart. Look for shorter types, like Thumbelina or Half Long Danvers.
Something to watch out for: Perfectly sized carrots should be harvested. When harvested small, carrots are at their tastiest. Overly large, woody carrots can result from leaving them in the ground for too long. Also, ensure you make your carrots are evenly moist since allowing the soil to dry out too often can also lead to somewhat bitter, fibrous carrots.
Red bell peppers are rich in potassium, riboflavin, and vitamins A, B6, and C. In particular, one cup of red bell pepper contains an impressive 317% of the required daily vitamin C intake and 93% of the required vitamin A.
How to grow pepper
Plant peppers in containers: plant one pepper plant, each with a length of 8 to 12 inches.
One to watch out for is the two most common insect pests when growing peppers are the aphids and flea beetles. Although both can be managed with insecticidal soap, which is a popular organic alternative, all-natural, homemade sprays can also be made to deter such pests.
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