What is more benefitting than having a garden with your vegetables? You can harvest your crops without worrying about any harmful chemicals. This can save your time and money from buying in the market. Since you planted them yourself, you can monitor what you have used. Furthermore, you can have all-out organic gardening!
Organic foods have more good nutrients and antioxidants that can help our body. It can also prevent someone from having allergic reactions to chemicals or preservatives. Hence, why having an organic garden is a good idea when you are planning to start one.
You do not have to worry if you are new to gardening and want to plant veggies. A vegetable like lettuce is easy to grow. It grows fast and has three varieties you can choose from loose-leaf, romaine, butterhead, crisphead. If you want the most uncomplicated variety to grow, you can look into the loose-leaf type of cabbage. Lettuce grows well in a spot that receives full sun during spring and fall. Meanwhile, during summer, you can plant the lettuce in places where it can get the partial shade protected from the heat.
You can add radish to your salad to add more flavor and nutrients. Radish can be a great source of vitamin c, potassium, and folate. Moreover, this plant grows well and fast during spring if you have mended your soil correctly. Depending on the type of radish you planted, you can produce and harvest two to three times during their season. For a more flavorful plant, keep your radish well-watered in their growing time.
Carrots grow well in cool temperatures like early springs and late fall. You can plant your carrot in a small garden or flower beds, making this plant another easy crop to grow in this list. Make sure that its planting location is clean, free from trash, large barks, and rocks. Also, keep your plant clear from weeds, especially if your plant is still small. This is because weeds take the essential soil nutrients away from your carrots.
You can have an excellent source of vitamins a, b, c, and k and calcium and iron if you plant spinach in your garden. Spinach is a great and healthiest addition to your backyard. What’s more, this multiplies in organic matter like composted manure and well-drained soil. Spinach also grows well in cool weather. Keep in mind to consistently moist your spinach, so keep it regularly profoundly watered.
Tomatoes can grow well in different weather conditions except during frigid temperatures. To produce this plant, you do not need a lot of space. Just make sure to place it in organic matter with enough fertilizer.
The exciting part about tomatoes is that it has many varieties and its common types are the cherry tomatoes, beefsteak, roma tomatoes, long keepers, and main crop. Cherry tomatoes are easy to grow and on the smaller side. Meanwhile, the beefsteak variety is larger, which makes this an excellent ingredient for sandwiches.
Planting cabbage is easy. You have the option to plant cabbage from seed or transplants. Your plant is ready to harvest in about 80 to 180 days if grown from seed and 65 to 105 days from transplant. Moreover, cabbages are hard plants that can survive freezing weather, so that you may plant them early in the spring. In harvesting, cut the head to the size you like and do not wait for it to split open because it can then be susceptible to plant diseases and pests.
Planting asparagus will take a lot of determination and commitment, especially if you plant them from seeds. Even so, this plant is a perennial crop that, after a long time of planting, you are good to go for the next few years.
Your asparagus crowns can keep on producing for more than 20 years. In planting, make sure that asparagus can get full sun and is planted in well-drained, rich soil. It is crucial to keep in mind that asparagus might shade other plants, so be mindful where you plant them.
Another low-maintenance plant in this list is the cucumber. It will still increase even with little care. Just make sure that it stays in warm, humid weather with plenty of sunlight in loose, organic soil. You can start planting its seeds in pots or small flats inside your home during the dangerously cold weather, then move them into your garden after. Make sure that it is also well-drained at all times.
People say that to live a healthy life is a happy life. The choice to live healthily is up to you, and it can be more fulfilling if you planted your vegetables by yourself. At the same time, you can help the environment if you choose to grow them free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Do not be afraid and have a start to your little garden.