I didn’t grow up in a household that has ice creams in the freezer or chips and chocolates on the kitchen bar. Instead, fruit platters and vegetable salads have been staple foods on our table. And that was how I also envisioned for my own family. No one in my family is vegetarian, but all of us love vegetables – all kinds of vegetables.
Me and my wife made sure that while our children were growing up, we included vegetables and fruits in our daily meals. Vegetables are a necessity in our home. If only we had an ample space at home for a vegetable garden, my family could have planted and harvested plenty of vegetables all year round! It has always been one of my dreams to have my own vegetable garden where I can just simply pick fresh vegetables I need to cook my dish and enjoy the view of variant hues of the crops. But, while that dream took some time to materialize, I didn’t stop from researching and envisioning how my vegetable garden would look like and what vegetables I want to plant.
Basically, a vegetable garden grown in your own neighborhood implies that the veggies you plant are for personal use, because if they are for business, then you would need a vegetable “farm” not a garden instead. Hence, the best garden vegetables to grow in this kind of a setup are those you normally use on a regular basis. This way, you’ll save time and effort of going to the grocery and of course you’ll save money too.
Gardening enthusiasts recommend the following vegetables that grow sufficiently well in a garden: onions, garlic, tomato, zucchini, beet, radish, peppers, carrot, spinach, and lettuce. Isn’t it amazing how easy you can prepare a vegetable salad if you have all these vegetables in the garden? You no longer have to worry about what food to share when unexpected guests knock on your door. A vegetable garden can truly save lives!
However, some of these vegetables require cautious and diligent effort to grow them suitably. Garlic, onions, beets, radish, and carrots grow below the ground, so you have to be knowledgeable on how to plant these kinds of vegetables. Each vegetable has distinct features, like radishes are normally fast growers while carrots need less water as they mature.
Also, in gardening, always think of quality over quantity. Do not overcrowd your crops because it may affect their growth. It is important that your crops have sufficient space to breathe and extend their stems, same with veggies that grow below the ground. Plant the seeds at least one foot away from each other.
Although vegetable gardening is quite complicated, considering a lot of elements you have to take note of to ensure harvesting healthy vegetables, once you master all of these, you’ll enjoying every detail of this activity.