If you enjoy home grown healthy vegetables, what are you waiting for to start your own spring vegetable garden? Vegetables can be categorized on the basis of the cool or warm season. Cool season vegetables are suitable for the fall and spring, and vegetables that need more heat and sunlight are warm weather vegetables, suitable for the summer as you might expect. Your first step to starting a spring vegetable garden is to determine what to grow and where you want to grow it. It will also be important to consider other factors to be able to see what the best-suited vegetables are according to your specific circumstances.
Some of the vegetables cannot be started outside from seeds or starter plants until the weather is warmer and the soil is fully dry and free from frost so you may want to start planting them inside and wait until the weather improves. A variety of vegetables can be planted right now when the season is still cool, become informed on how every vegetable grows so you can do it properly and the vegetables grow in the best possible way.
You can plant hardy and semi-hardy vegetables and crops underneath a row of cover crops or directly on soil without cover crops. Later in March, you can start growing your favorite vegetables. Below we have 5 super nutritious and delicious vegetables that you can easily grow in your spring garden either from seeds or from starter plants.
Spinach is a tasty and healthy vegetable that can be grown from seeds and does well in cool weather. To grow spinach, you’ll need well-drained, organic matter-rich soil. It will need at least 6 hours of sunlight to grow healthy in the spring. It’s a fast growing plant with many leaves, and it will yield a good harvest even in shade. Plant it about 4 to 6 weeks prior to the last frost in the spring,
Broccoli is one of the America’s favorite dishes, which is also packed with healthy nutrients. You can easily grow broccoli in your spring garden or indoors in containers. You can start broccoli plants from seeds, but you’ll need to prepare the soil with plenty of organic matters. Make sure your soil is well drained and loosened up before planting seeds.
The ideal time for growing cabbage outdoors is six to eight weeks before the last frost. Use high-quality organic compost mix with your soil and prepare your soil well. Cabbage will start growing fast in the late spring season. Water your cabbage plants and watch them grow from seeds.
Kale is another superfood that is delicious as well as healthy. It can be used in a variety of different healthy and tasty dishes, and it’s also known to fight diseases naturally with its micronutrients and antioxidants. Kale plants will grow in cool weather with little care. Just saw the seeds and water your planting area and watch your plants grow.
Turnip needs plenty of sunlight during the day. Select a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. Prepare your soil with compost and organic fertilizers. Saw your turnip seeds as soon as your ground is workable in the spring.
These are plenty of healthy and tasty crops you can grow yourself anywhere at home, either indoors or outdoors. Choose a sunny spot, prepare your soil, add some organic matters, and watch your plants grow. Check for weed, pathogens and insect attacks and deal with pests using organic pest control methods. There is nothing better than homegrown foods that are healthy and tasty. So get to it and enjoy the tremendous benefits of starting to grow own food at home.
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Source: Institute of Ecolonomics