Delectable Vegetables You’ll Want for Your Spring Garden
It is finally time to start getting dirt under your fingernails in your garden. Spring is here and it’s time to get planting. Today, we are sharing 5 delectable vegetables for your spring garden that are excellent choices for your family.
5 Vegetables for Your Spring Garden
Not only is broccoli fairly easy to grow but there are also many health benefits to eating it. In our article Broccoli – Why Grow this Green Vegetable in Your Garden, we list out some of the health benefits.
A few of those benefits include beautiful skin, extra protein, and lots of fiber. Broccoli is also rich in rich in vitamin C and calcium and a great source of potassium and protein. Learn how to plant broccoli by visiting, Backyard Gardening – How to Grow Broccoli.
Spinach offers an excellent source of vitamins including vitamins A and C. These spring vegetables grow well in the ground and in containers.
Growing spinach yourself is a great idea because spinach often appears year after year on the Environmental Working Groups Dirty Dozen list. This year it is number 7. That means it’s has some of the highest pesticides levels.
Here are 5 Tips for growing spinach to help you on your way.
One of the great parts about planting peas in the early spring is that you do not have to worry if it snows. This includes snap peas, snow peas and sweet peas.
Organics peas are not only delicious, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, peas may fight cancer, inflammation, diabetes and more. Peas are,
“packed with some of nature’s most potent disease-fighting compounds, including a polyphenol called coumestrol. Research has shown that those with the highest intakes of coumestrol and other natural plant chemicals called polyphenols had a 50 percent lower risk of stomach cancer.”
Whether you are planting in the spring or fall, check out, How to Plant and Grow Peas Organically.
Kale has become more and more popular. Whole Foods calls kale “one of the healthiest vegetables around.”
This green leafy vegetable provides a great source of fiber, is high in potassium, iron, and calcium, and is full of vitamins A, C and K. It is also rich in minerals like copper, manganese and phosphorus.
Please more on growing this power packed vegetable, please see, How to Grow Kale in Four Easy Steps.
- Swiss Chard
Another green vegetable growing in popularity is Swiss chard. In our article, Why You Should Plant Swiss Chard and How to Plant it, we explain why more and more people are adding this vegetable to their diets.
With only 35 calories and 300% of your daily recommended value for vitamin K, it is an excellent choice for your garden and family. If you are unfamiliar with Vitamin K, please be sure to read the article above.
It is the perfect time to start planting delectable vegetables from broccoli to Swiss chard in your spring garden. Not only are they an excellent source of vitamins, but an organic choice for your family.
If you need a little more assistance getting ready for spring, please see our article, Spring into Action and Get Ready For Your Spring Garden.
Happy spring and happy planting!