There are many benefits to growing your own vegetables. Aside from being more cost effective and healthier for you and your family, growing vegetables at home is also good for the environment!
Whether you’re eating them raw or cooked, carrots are delicious. They’re packed with vitamin A, and the amount of recipes you can use them in are endless.
Tip: Carrots can be planted as early as Spring and can be grown into the late Fall
Among being one the easiest vegetables to maintain, green beans are also high in iron and fiber. Steam them, roast them, or eat them raw!
Tip: Green beans can freeze incredibly well and allow you to take your summer harvests into the winter
What vegetable is more versatile than lettuce? Lettuce can be easily grown in your backyard, and used in your dinner recipes any night of the week!
Tip: Growing lettuce does not require a lot of space and you can even grow flowers around it
Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables and a lot of them can be grown at once. They need a lot of sun, but don’t require much water, which makes them easy to maintain.
Tip: Many amateur gardeners prefer to purchase starter plants; these are inexpensive and can speed up your growing process
Spinach is easy to grow right from the seeds. You can plant them with your other vegetables or you can use them as small hedges as they can be aesthetically pleasing for décor.
Tip: Plant spinach in the late summer and you can do your last harvest late into the fall
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