Gardening is not only a great way to provide your own resources for food, but it’s relaxing and makes any yard look amazing. Growing your own produce is great for your budget and overall health, but also adds a sense of pride and a learning opportunity for yourself and your family. The great thing about gardening is that you can add whatever produce you like and customize it your needs and your family’s tastes. There are some essential vegetables and produce that every garden needs to have that are easy to care for and nutritious to add to your diet so here are 8 vegetables you need to grow in your garden.
8 Vegetables You Need to Grow in Your Garden
One of the fastest growing vegetables that are perfect for meals and garnishment on top of salads and other dishes is radishes. They are easy to care for as well and are great for beginning gardeners, too.
Lettuce is another type of produce that can be harvested quickly and is the ultimate vegetable to create a healthy salad. There are numerous kinds of lettuces out there as well, so you can create a beautiful display of produce and add many different tastes and texture to your dinner plate.
Carrots are an essential to any vegetable garden. They are fun to plant and especially fun to pick and harvest. Like lettuce, there are many varieties such as the standard orange, white, yellow and even purple! Carrots harvest later, though, so be prepared to wait.
You can harvest peas in about 60 days and they are the perfect addition to any garden because they are viney and add a lot of great appeal because of this.
This leafy green is a staple in any garden and is familiar with many meals. Spinach is fairly easy to cultivate and can even be done in containers.
Kale is another super healthy leafy green that is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It is great raw in salads, but also good in smoothies. Kale is like lettuce in that it needs lots of water and needs to not be left out in too much direct sunlight all day.
The cucumber is perfect for many different dishes and is also a fast growing vegetable to have in your garden. Depending on the variety, you can also make great pickles as a canning project later on. Some varieties lend themselves better for pickling due to size and shape such as picklers. You will want to pick them before they are too mature for best results.
Can be used in many different dishes and for best flavor it is recommended to harvest them when they are smaller. There are many varieties of squash to choose from.
More Tips for Growing Veggies
- How to Grow Artichokes
- How to Grow Asparagus
- How to Grow Corn
- How to Summer Squash
- How to Grow Zucchini
- How to Grow Eggplant
- How to Grow Green Beans
- How to Grow Rhubarb
- How to Grow Green Peppers
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