What Vegetables Should You Grow?
The lettuce vegetable is fairly easy to plant and they grow fast, and quite very easy to harvest. They don’t need a lot of space in your vegetable garden, and they can be sewn into containers. Lettuces are best grown during the cold months, but they can be planted all year round. You can start with nursery-grown lettuce and have 2 to 3 plants in one cell.
Cucumbers are perfect as appetizers, ingredients in your salad, and used for cold soups. If you don’t have much space in your vegetable garden, choose a cucumber plant that is bush type, and plant 5 to 6 seeds in your garden plot with 6 to 8 inches high and 3 to 6 feet apart, then simply thin the group to only two strongest plants.
Carrots are very easy to grow, and the only problem you may encounter is the size. They may not grow as big as you expect them to be, and it’s not advisable to plant carrots in rocky soil. Plant your carrots in deep soil and preferably well-drained and is perfect to plant in raised-bed soil. Carrots can grow with a little sun, but full sun is great for growth.
Sweet corns are typically 5 to 10 feet tall, but they are worth planting in your vegetable garden, especially the variety of Kandy Korn, Silver Queen, and Sweet Symphony. Sweet corns are perfect when you boil them immediately after picking them from your garden, as their sweetness is unparalleled by then.
Eggplants are delicious and attractive in their deep purple color. Start using nursery-grown eggplants since they are easier to grow compared to the eggplant seeds. Plant the eggplants during the warm season as they need to stay warm for 2 to 3 months before they can fully produce eggplant vegetables. Create a well-spaced row to make an ornamental border for your eggplants to grow.
Broccoli is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, B6, and C. Grow broccoli in containers with one plant in one pot, planted in 12 to 16 inches into the soil. Broccoli attracts cabbage worms, so be cautious when you see cute white butterflies around your plant because that means that tiny green worms are infesting your broccoli plants. To prevent this from happening, use a lightweight bed sheet or a floating row cover to cover your plants. If cabbage worms did find their way into your broccoli plants, then simply take them off using your hand without using any sprays that could hurt your vegetables.
Radishes are perfect for salads, and you can grow radishes in your garden through the use of containers, or directly sow them into the ground in the summer season. Radishes are crunchy and tasty, not to mention colorful for your salad dishes.
Potatoes are very easy to grow in your garden. Simply plat potatoes in the last week of February up to March using potato bags half-filled with compost. When you notice that the green shoots start to emerge, shield them with compost, and do the same process until you have covered the whole bag with compost. And in 10 to 20 weeks you can go through the bag and collect your priced potatoes.
If you want a hassle-free vegetable, then peas are the way to go. Peas are best to be sown in your vegetable garden in the months of March to June, and you can reap the sweet aroma of fresh peas starting in June to August. Just put on some netting or chicken wire for support, and the good thing about peas is, the more that you harvest them, the more that the peas multiply in number.
Green beans come in hundreds of varieties, and they are all easy to grow and you can experience great joy and fun snapping the beans during harvest time. Depending on your preference, you choose the vine-type beans to sot the self-support bush types. Full sun is great to grow green beans in well-drained garden soil.
Zucchinis are fertile vegetables that can be grown directly into the gardening plot soil, or into a container. They start as seeds and they grow pretty fast especially when exposed to a good amount of moisture and planted in warm soil. Zucchinis are great to be planted during the warm season.
Brussels sprouts are often misunderstood because they need to be cooked properly, as they tend to taste not so good when they are overcooked. Brussels sprouts are high in potassium, fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, vitamins A, B6, and C. You can use containers to grow the Brussels sprouts in 16 inches deep plant containers. Be careful of cabbage worms, and make sure to cover your plants with lightweight materials to prevent green worms to slowly eat into your Brussels sprouts.
This root vegetable is super-easy to grow and is perfect for salads or eaten on its own after boiling. The best time to plant this vegetable is between March to July, and you can enjoy harvesting the results of your labor from May to September. The most popular beetroots are Boltardy and Boldor.
The leaves and stems of Swiss Chards are best when used in soups and can be cooked stir-fried. They are better planted in the cooler months.