Top Nutritional Powerhouse Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden

by Rachel Baker on May 24, 2015

Back in February, I decided to try my hand at gardening. And, much to my delight, I have been able to provide Kale for several dinners, and we’ve tasted our first cucumber. I am waiting on my tomatoes, and since the first planting, I’ve also planted green peppers and sweet potatoes.

I know nothing about gardening really, but I can’t understand why it took me so long to try my hand at it. I am beginning to understand the differences between soils and the nutrients that are better for vegetables vs herbs, the amount of sun some plants need vs the amount of shade other plants need.

Unfortunately, because I live in an apartment complex, I have very minimal space to expand my garden, so I have to start being judicious about what I plant next.

Below is an article oulining ten powerhouse veggies and the best ways to plant. If your growing conditions are like mine, you will appreciate this article because each of these vegetables can be planting in containers or a yard and should flourish equally in both places.

Here’s the inspiration:Top 10 vegetables to grow in your garden

A perfectly ripe, juicy tomato, still warm from the sun. Sweet carrots, pulled from the garden minutes (or even seconds!) before they’re eaten. Growing your own vegetables is one of those activities that balances practicality and indulgence. In addition to the convenience of having the fixings for a salad or light supper right outside your door (or on your windowsill), when you grow your own vegetables, you’re getting the most nutritional bang for your buck as well. Vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they’re harvested, and quality diminishes as sugars are turned into starches. For the tastiest veggies with the best nutrition, try growing a few of these nutrient-dense foods in your own garden. And don’t let the lack of a yard stop you — all of them can be grown in containers as well.

This article was written by: Rachel Baker – Click to follow on Twitter; or you can follow her at The Crafty Veteran on Bloglovin

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