How does the sight of juicy tomato, still warm from the sun, perfectly ripe hanging from the plant make you feel? If you have a profound love for gardening or eating organic, you can grow your own food in the kitchen with just a few things to keep in mind. Excited? Let’s get started and know what can we rear in our backyard:
These healthy looking mini trees are every diet conscious and salad lover’s favourite. Broccoli is rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and A, B6, and C vitamins. In reality, 130% of your daily vitamin C requirement can be fulfilled by just one cup of raw broccoli florets.
The best trick is to grow broccoli in containers. The pots should be ideally 12 to 16 inches deep and one plant must be placed in one single pot. Threat? Cabbage worms. If you spot pretty white butterflies fluttering around, you will certainly find green worms over your plants. To prevent this, try covering the plant with a thin cloth and remove any worms by hand if you spot them.
The tender sweetness of peas adds a spark in any dish, ranging from poha to paneer. Sow them in the pot directly around March-June and look forward to the freshly picked peas from around June to August. Apart from being tasty, peas are high in iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, and C.
In the pot, sow peas about 2 inches apart approximately 10 inches deep. For peas, make sure that you sow them during the right season. Pea production is halted during the warm weather.
Beans are a great option for people who wish to add high proteins, iron, fiber, manganese, and phosphorous in their diet. Plant beans at least 4 inches apart and up to 12 inches deep in your potter. Harvest dry beans when the vines have dried up completely. The grains should brown and hard to touch. Leave them in a cold, dark spot for a couple of days to let them dry before they are placed in jars.
You have to agree that fresh homegrown tomatoes actually look delightful. There is nothing comparable to a perfectly ripe,dewyred tomatoes. Tomatoes are power-packed with protein, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, and vitamin A, B6, and C.This is also a major source of lycopene antioxidant.
5. Bell Pepper
Potassium, riboflavin, and vitamins A, B6, and C are excessively present in bell peppers — one cup red bell pepper contains 317% of the vitamin C required daily and 93% of the average vitamin A requirement.
The two most common insects in pepper cultivation are aphids and flea beetles. You can also make all-natural home-made sprays to deter these pests, while both of them can be managed with insecticides. You can also use a spray made with tomato leaf to kill aphids and a flea beetle infestation.
Try cultivating at least one or two of these healthy and tasty veggies in your own garden and you will have thrice as much health benefits: nutritious food, great kitchen garden, and great time spent outside, cultivating your crops.