There are many reasons to grow vegetables in your garden. First, you can harvest plenty with your garden. Homegrown veggies are super fresh and healthy as you care for them from seedling to harvesting. The other is that your garden serves the purpose it’s supposed to be. Many even build a vertical indoor garden if the outside does not have enough space for their favorite veggies. Some also grow veggies in beds and DIY containers to save space. To me, I just love eating what I grow. It’s a rewarding journey.
Nothing is better than homegrown veggies that are packed with vitamins and minerals. If you are finding some to start with your garden, just give this post a look. It shares 19 nutrient-rich vegetables to grow in your garden. I have tried many of them with my garden (and backyard), and they all grow and produce well. I love using them for family meals and giving them as a gift for my friends. Let’s check them out!
Watercress comes first in this collection. Its green rounded leaves and hollow stems have a peppery taste. These plants are an excellent source of vitamins, especially Vitamin K and Vitamin C.
#2 Bok Choy
The Chinese cabbage, bok choy has a milk flavor, with crisp white stalks and tender green leaves. They’re great to add to soups, salads, and stir fries. They’re a powerful source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
#3 Swiss Chard
Swiss chard can not be missed here. They’re loaded with vitamins K, A, C. When you cut the outer stalks, new stalks can sprout from here. It means that these veggies will come back your garden season after season.
Beetroot is definitely a medicinal food. Not only is this vegetable known for its swollen red taproot, but its leafy beet greens that grow above the soil are also loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Spinach is enriched with vitamins K, A, C, and B9. These veggies are a excellent addition to salads and stir fries.
#6 Leaf Chicory
Chicory greens have a slightly bitter flavor and are often in salads. These leaves are rich in Vitamin K and Vitamin A. There is a tip for harvesting these leaves: snip them when they’re still young avoid bitterness that increases as the plant matures.
Although tomatoes are technically a fruit, they’re commonly used as a vegetable. They are rich in lycopene, which is thought to have cancer-fighting protection. Tomatoes are also are rich in vitamins A, C and K.
As carrots a highly consumed vegetable for daily meals, why not grow them in your garden? These are additionally an excellent source of vitamins, especially Vitamin A.
#9 Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts contain a number of nutrients that are good for our health. If your garden has enough room, just give this nutritious and delicious veggie a try.
Kale is especially abundant in vitamins K, A, and C: