Hey there, readers! Are you looking for veggies to add to your dinner? For many people, this is done with their very own garden.
But gardening is not as easy as it looks. I mean, it’s not rocket science. But it does require you to learn about growing plants.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll love our article. Today, we’ll be talking about 11 veggies to grow in your home garden.
How do you grow broccoli and peas? Is it possible for beginners to grow Brussel sprouts and beans? We’ll be talking about all of this AND more…
- Love adding broccoli to your pasta and noodles? How about broccoli soup? We have heard great things about the nutrition this wonderful veggie offers.
- It’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Eat it steamed or raw to get the best of its nutrients.
How do you grow Broccoli at home?
- Peas taste really good, whether you eat them on their own, or add them to other dishes like mashed potatoes.
- They taste awesome when you cook them with rice. Pea rice and yogurt is a mouth-watering lunch that lifts my mood.
- If you’re a pet lover, it’s time you plant one in your backyard.
- Growing peas takes minimal effort. If you’re new to gardening, then peas are the best place to start.
- Broccoli is usually suited for growing during the spring and fall seasons. It’s a cool-weather plant but it still needs ample sunlight for about six to eight hours a day.
- You can either plant them in spring so the harvesting can be done in the summer, or you can plant them in late summer for a fall harvest.
- It’s best to grow only one broccoli plant in a pot, and make sure the pots are between12 and 16 inches deep.
- If frost is an issue, you can always bring the plants inside and put them back out again after the temperatures get warmer.
- You’ll need to keep a lookout for cabbage worms as they like to feast on these heads.
- Covering the plants with a bed sheet that light in weight could help prevent damage.
How to grow Peas at home?
- You’ll need a pot that’s about 10 inches deep and a cage around it for the plant to climb.
- Peas are also a cold-weather plant, and when the summer comes they stop producing.
- So in case, you have a limited amount of space in your garden, you can replace your pea plants with something suitable for the summer weather.
3.How to grow Green beans at home?
- Beans are versatile and nutritious. You can pair them as a side dish with a lot of main course meals.
- They’re heart-healthy and offer you loads of fiber and protein. Green beans won’t be able to survive frost, and seeds will end up rotting.
- On the other hand, green beans also stop producing around mid-summer.
- But if you keep watering the plants, they will start producing as soon as the temperatures begin to drop.
- You’ll need to harvest them on a regular. If you leave the beans on the plant for too long, they’ll mature and become stringy.
4.How to grow Brussels sprouts?
- Most people have a love/hate relationship with Brussels sprouts.
- Whether you love them or not, you cannot deny their good nutritional value. You can grow Brussel sprouts in your home garden as long as you give it enough sunlight.
- Brussels sprouts also take a total of 130days to harvest.
- You’ll need to time your planting of the seeds in early summer so that they can be ready for harvest when the first cold winds show up.
- By giving them a bit of exposure to frost, you can improve their flavor.
5.How to grow Tomatoes at home?
- Love tomato soups and sauces? Well, you need your own backyard full of flourishing juicy tomatoes.
- What drives most people’s interest in gardening is the prospect of growing their own tomatoes.
- I mean, it is a bit of a hassle. Knowing the things to look for in tomato plants a drag.
- The important thing is tomatoes only grow in warmer temperatures.
- The best way to start is by planting the seedlings in the pot and keeping them indoors, before moving them outside.
- This can usually be done during May. Tomatoes are susceptible to blight, so you need to watch out for those signs.
6.How to grow Bell Peppers at home?
- Bell peppers take a longer time to be ready for harvest. You also need good planning, as they can only be planted after the last frost is done for the season.
- You can put the bell peppers indoors in potted plants before eventually moving them outside.
- Once the plant is in the ground, it’s less of a hassle.
- Aphids and flea beetles tend to attack bell pepper plants, so you need to watch out for them.
- The best way to handle these pests is with insecticide soap.
7.How to grow Beets at home?
- Beets are a favorite in my household. You can add them to your soups, or eat them alone.
- Beetroot salad with cucumber and carrot tastes awesome. It makes an excellent addition to noodles and pasta as well.
- As if this wasn’t enough, you can use beetroot for several DIY skincare products.
- It makes for an excellent lip and cheek tint. Get that rosy glow! Beets come with a two-for-one advantage.
- You can eat beetroots, as well as the leafy green part.
- The best time to harvest beets is when the roots have grown to one or two inches. At this size, they’re tender and sweet.
- If you let them grow larger, the roots tend to lose their flavor.
- If you’re planting them in a pot, then it has to be at least 12 inches deep. Once they start sprouting, you need to thin out the seedlings to just one per cluster.
8.How to grow Leaf Amaranth at home?
- Lettuce and spinach tend to spoil when they’re exposed to the heat in the middle of the summer.
- But that’s not the case with Leaf Amaranth. You can grow this plant through summer without worrying about losing them to the heat.
- The leaves of this plant have a tangy flavor and can be used in a number of dishes.
- It’s very nutritious and packed with vitamins and C, calcium, and iron, among others.
- They’re also easy to grow as you can scatter the seeds in your garden. You can pluck the leaves after they’ve grown four inches.
9.How to grow Carrots at home?
- You might be surprised to learn you can even grow carrots in your back garden.
- It can, in fact, be simple, although you might need some time figuring out the best period to harvest.
- You’ll need loose soil and cool weather to plant carrots. They also take a lot of water.
- If you add mulch to the soil after you plant the carrots, it can seal the moisture.
- If the top of the carrots is visible, then it’s usually the time to harvest.
- You can use that method, or wait around 60days after planting to harvest your carrots.
- Kale has become a popular part of healthy diets. It has great nutritional value.
- This plant grows in cool weather and is in the same family as broccoli.
- You can plant the seeds in a pot and keep them indoors, before transferring them to the soil in your home garden.
- Or if you prefer, you can plant their seeds directly in the soil. Kale won’t die under frost.
- Actually, the flavor of the leaves improves.
- You must, however, keep it out of summer heat, as the leaves become bitter if they’re exposed.
- They are also easy to harvest as you can just cut the leaves you need and leave the plant to regrow.
11.How to grow Pumpkin at home?
- Want to know which is the easiest veggie to grow?One that can sprout almost anywhere!
- Why not grow pumpkins in your backyard during Halloween? All you need to do is bury the pumpkin seeds in the soil, and the shoot will sprout in a few days.
- Pumpkin soup, here I come! So now you know how to grow your own veggies.
- But that isn’t enough if you want to get the best of their nutrients.
- There are veggies you should be eating and ones you need to avoid like the plague. Next, comes cooking. You could be cooking veggies wrong, killing all the nutrition they carry.