How to start a Garden

Vegetables That You Can Easily Grow In Your Garden

November 17, 2015 by Adam

It can be very tedious to grow vegetables in your own garden but it's really worth everything. It is important for you to investigate the climate conditions in your area and the condition of your soil. This helps you to know which type of vegetables thrive best in order to avoid wasting time and effort planting the wrong ones.

It is essential for you to give preference to those plants that are rich with the required nutritional requirements for your family. You can choose plants that require less daily care or the ones that are easy to grow. There are specific vegetables that tolerate winter, others summer, and some fall and spring.

    The following are important things that you need to do before growing vegetables in your garden:
  • Check the PH level of your soil. Based on research, a good PH should be about 6.4.
  • Ensure your vegetable garden is in a spot that receives more sunlight.
  • Gather a sample of your garden soil and then take it to the laboratory so that they can run a simple and quick PH test on it.
  • Make sure your soil is healthy-looking and good. Most nutritious plants hate soils with a lot of clay or sand.

Before growing vegetables on your garden, you should ensure the drainage system is properly maintained.

The following are some of the best vegetables that you can easily grow in your garden:

Carrots

Carrots are very sweet when they are freshly harvested from your piece of land. This type of vegetable contain high amount of manganese, fiber, potassium, vitamin A and niacin. Carrots originated from the Mediterranean region. They are also known as Daucus carota. Most individuals all around the world grow carrots. Carrots are associated mostly with the color orange however they are also available in other colors such as the Purple Haze, Red Samarai, and the yellow carrot. The veggies are very healthy when naturally planted without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Carrots normally thrive well in cooler conditions.

Leaf amaranth

Leaf amaranth is not a very popular vegetable but it is worth growing in your garden. Normally, the leaves have a slightly tangy and sweet flavor that works perfectly in several dishes, from soups and stir fries to basically steaming it all by itself. This type of plant can tolerate very high temperatures. Leaf amaranth contains high amounts of iron, calcium, potassium, Magnesium and phosphorous. The plant is a summer tolerant green. Leaf amaranth thrives well in different types of soil. Your garden should be properly prepared so as to achieve the correct seed planting depth. Growing leaf amaranth for food is interesting and fun. Amaranth grows well in well drained soils with equal amounts of Phosphorous and nitrogen. Just like many other vegetables, it requires at least five hours of sunlight each single day for it to do well. Once it has been grown it needs very little care.

Tomatoes

Many people like to grow tomatoes in their own garden. There is nothing good as eating a ripe and fresh tomato from the garden. This type of vegetable is good for your health because it contains high amount of magnesium, fiber, iron, vitamin A, niacin and potassium. Tomatoes need constant supply of water in order to grow well but too much water can actually wash the nutrients that are available from the soil. You should water these crops at the base of the stem and in order to help prevent diseases, you should avoid wetting the leaves. You should only grow tomatoes in your garden once the soil is completely warm and the frost period is over.

Spinach

Spinach is incredibly high in iron and as such, it is very good for your general body health. Spinach is a great addition to soups, salads and omelets. One of its leaves is of a reasonable size, you can pick it continuously so as to encourage new growth. Spinach often grows quicker if the soil is drained properly and also rich in organic matter. Spinach grows well during the spring season and it can tolerate very cold temperatures. You can plant seeds but you can also get transplants in local nurseries. You must ensure the transplants or seeds are properly spaced otherwise you will end up with lots of very tiny leaves.

Cucumbers

These types of vegetables need ample space to help them stretch their roots. Cucumbers are grown during the summer season. They are very prolific and easy to grow. You should ensure you plant cucumbers in a section of your garden that gets full sun. Cucumbers grow well in a fertile and evenly moist soil. These types of vegetables need a steady supply of water. Based on research, cucumbers were first grown in northwest India. It can be very tricky to transplant cucumbers and as such you need to be very careful. You can start to harvest the cucumbers around twelve weeks from sowing. Normally you can often use a sharp knife or secateurs to cut the fruits from the plant.

Green beans

There are different types of beans such as broad beans, which are very easy to cultivate. Green beans are also known as string beans or snap beans. These crops grow well during the summer season as soon as any risks of the frost period have passed. You can plant green bean seeds into the garden directly immediate the soil has warmed in the spring. If you plant these types of beans when the soil is still too cool, the seeds might rot or experience poor germination rates. You should plant green beans in well drained soil.

The above highlighted vegetables are among the best that you can grow in your garden. You must ensure your piece of land is properly prepared. Different types of vegetables thrive well in different climatic conditions. The PH level of your soil determines the type of vegetable you will grow but ultimately, always choose a plant that requires minimal care.