Starting a garden at home during the springtime can be a lot of fun and this is true even for those who have never handled a task like this one before. Gardening is the type of hobby that anyone can take on, even if they have never handled a task like this one in the past.
Did you know that there are a number of foods that can be grown in your home over the course of the summer? Let’s take a closer look at some of the foods that even beginners will be able to plant and grow with relative ease.
1) Spinach Lettuce
This is a commonly recommended food for the first time gardener. Just imagine having the opportunity to harvest your own salad. The best part of all? The spinach lettuce will retain far more nutritional value when it is grown at home. Half of the nutrient value is lost within two days of picking and this is something that home gardening allows us to avoid.
As far as foods that can be grown by the average gardener at home are concerned, tomatoes are definitely at the top of the heap. They are easy to grow and can be used in variety of contexts in your kitchen. Tomatoes are a wonderful source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, folic acid and biotin. All they need to reach their potential is proper soil, regular watering and plenty of sunshine.
Carrots are almost always going to be found in any beginner garden and for good reason. They are easy to cook and a gardener should never allow themselves to be intimidated by the concept of growing a root vegetable. The soil simply needs to be kept moist and if you are able to do so, the carrots will be ready to harvest within a two month period. Be on the lookout for sprouts after roughly three weeks.
The cucumber is a common choice for the beginner gardener because they can be enjoyed with a very minimal amount of effort on your part. They can be grown on a vine or on the ground and you are not going to have to spend a great deal of time in the garden making sure that everything is going according to plan. They are easily added to any meal of your choice and they are also rich in various nutrients. Their fiber-rich skin and copious amounts of Vitamin A and C make them a worthy addition to any diet.
5) Snap Peas
Snap peas are grown easily and they do not need very much space to thrive. A small trellis may be needed to provide them with the necessary support. They are not bothered by the insects and they are not susceptible to disease. Be sure to harvest them when they are at their most green and plump.
Some may not be on board with the kale craze but those who wish to reap the full nutritional benefit should certainly take the time to plant some. It can be grown all year long and out of all the greens that you can plant, it has the highest level of protein density. Kale is also nutrient rich and will last for a very long time after being harvested.
7) Simple Herbs
Every beginner garden should include some basil, dill and thyme. They do not take up very much space and they provide your meals with the extra nutrients and flavoring that will take them to the next level.
Even if you are someone who only has a little bit of space on your windowsill, these herbs can still flourish. The growing of herbs will save you money at the local grocery store and they can survive for significant lengths of time if they are properly maintained.
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