Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
Although you will have your own ideas and preferences about what vegetables to grow, this list is developed for people with limited space for a backyard vegetable garden, with a focus on crops that are easy to grow and expensive to buy.Take a look:
Potatoes may be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the early spring, but they will not grow until the soil temperature reaches 45˚F. Wet, waterlogged soil will cause the seed potatoes to rot. So depending on how rainy your springs are, it may be better to wait until the soil dries out a bit.
Onions are different than many other underground vegetables in that nitrogen in the soil is beneficial rather than a problem. Adding a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen will really stimulate your plants to grow bigger onions. But take care not to use the same fertilizer near radishes or broccoli, which don’t produce well with too much nitrogen.Other than that, just keep them watered and weeded through the summer.
Garlic grows best when planted in sunny spots, so avoid planting cloves in shady areas of your garden. You can plant garlic in the ground, and it can be particularly beneficial to plant it as part of an edible, decorative border or flowerbed.Garlic lends itself well to companion planting near lettuces, since it can stave off aphids, but should not be planted near potatoes, peas or legumes.
While your lettuce is growing, make sure to water consistently. It’s a very trouble-free kind of plant to grow that doesn’t require a lot of attention except to check for insects and watch for maturity.If your lettuce starts to wilt during the day, you may need to shade the plants from the heat. Temporary covers can help keep your plants from getting too hot.
But when someone want to make a project at home of trying to grow a pineapple plant from another pineapple, then here is the instructions to do it. A word of advice is to have a little bit more patient as the process can take to two or three years. Find yourself a nice and mature pineapple with green leaves (do not pick those with brown or yellow leaves). The mature pineapples should have a golden brown skin and not green ones.
Once the temperatures outside are consistently above 50 F. (10 C.), you can plant your celery into your garden. Remember that celery is very temperature sensitive, so don’t plant it out too early or you will kill or weaken the celery plant.
Unless you live in a location that is ideal to grow celery plants, plant your celery where it will get six hours of sun, but preferably somewhere that the celery plant will be shaded for the hottest part of the day.
Grow this vegetable in rich, well-drained soil with a 6.0 – 6.5 pH range. You can start cabbage seeds indoors about six weeks before moving them outside to their permanent spot in the garden. They should be about 4″ tall when transplanted outside. Plant your small cabbage plants 15-18″ apart in rows 32-36″ apart.