Consider this list of vegetables for your home garden. Enjoy your favorite recipes while reaping the benefits of organic food grown in your own garden. These organic vegetables include a no-fail variety of all the most well-loved produce. Plus, below you will find helpful tips that are sure to give you the freshest and tastiest vegetables ever!
List of Vegetables That You Can Have in Your Home Garden Year Round
Harvest your wheatgrass and have an endless supply for your daily juices or wheatgrass shots. Start by checking the labels of your seeds. That way, you know they haven’t been treated with any toxic chemicals from pesticides or fertilizers.
Tip: Make sure the seeds are certified organic.
Gone are the days when broccoli was only available in certain months. Now, there are newer varieties that will give you broccoli all year round. This means you can enjoy your favorite broccoli dishes no matter the season.
Tip: Watch out for any cabbage moths and butterflies.
Tip: Patience. Chickpea harvesting takes place about 100 days after planting.
Parsley is a great addition to any dish. Snip off a few leaves and use it as a flavoring or garnish. Did you know parsley can be grown in a pot and placed indoors for easier harvesting? Exercise your green thumb and get a pot ready. Soon, you will have more mouth-watering meals for you and for the family to enjoy.
Tip: Be careful and make sure the roots do not drown in water.
Basil is another herb favorite to enjoy all year round. This herb loves sunlight. A good 4 hours under the sun’s rays will work wonders and keep your plant growing strong. Make this a daily practice and soon you will be making your own pesto sauces and dips!
Tip: Place your plant next to a windowsill with ample sunlight.
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Who knew you could grow fresh garlic in the comfort of your own home? Simply place garlic cloves in a pot with a few handfuls of loamy organic soil to get started. Remember to have the pot near a sunny windowsill and water the plant regularly.
Tip: Position the cloves with the pointed tips facing up.
Enjoy your kale salads and kale chips all year round! By the way, kale is a plant that thrives in both outdoor and indoor conditions. It is truly one of the most versatile vegetables available.
Tip: Start harvesting the leaves after about 50 days.
Many people believe eggplants are an annual crop. The reality is, these plants can actually grow all year round if you get them to survive the winter season. If you want to maintain a constant supply of eggplants, grow them in a greenhouse. This will protect your plants from cold temperatures.
Tomatoes are tropical plants and only thrive in warm weather. But, this doesn’t mean that you can’t grow them all year round. To keep your tomatoes alive during the wintertime, simply transfer them to pots. This way you can grow them indoors, too.
10. Broad Beans
Broad beans are perfect for any garden. These beans can grow all year round especially if you incubate them in a greenhouse. If you are planning to plant them outside, it is best to do so in the autumn rather than springtime. Planting them at this time of year allows you to avoid the risk of black fly and to increase the amount of the crop nutrients. Before harvesting your beans, make sure the pods had already developed. Otherwise, you are sure to delay pod production.
There are several asparagus varieties which are also ideal for planting in autumn. Before harvesting your asparagus, you have to tend the plant for up to 2 years. Maintaining an asparagus bed involves keeping it free of any weeds and its beds in good condition.
12. Peas and Pea Shoots
Peas are ideally planted in late spring in areas that experience a consistently mild climate. To plant your seeds, place them an inch into the ground and an inch apart. Maintaining a bit of a distance between pea plants is important. When it comes to pea plants, people often overlook its shoots. You can definitely add your pea shoots to your favorite stir-fry recipe to give it a little more freshness and texture.
13. Winter Lettuce
There are so many different types of lettuce out in the market to choose from. All the varieties bring something different to your dish or salad. The Meraviglia d’Inverno San Martino is a variety which can withstand cooler temperatures during the wintertime. To increase the likelihood of its survival, it is best to plant your lettuce under a perforated polyethylene sheet or under a fleece blanket. If you’re getting through a milder winter, you can get away with leaving your lettuce unprotected. Another great option is the Winter Gem lettuce which can be planted and grown throughout the winter in time for a January harvest.
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Now, there is no need to feel guilty when indulging in your favorite healthy fruits and vegetables! With this list of vegetables from your own garden, you are sure to reduce your grocery expenses. Plus, you will be able to enjoy the many health benefits and feel good in your body!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on October 13, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.