Worried about the spiraling prices of veggies burning a hole in your pocket, then shift to creating a vegetable garden for feeding on those home grown vegetables. Having decided on starting a vegetable garden it is necessary to decide the vegetables which will be grown depending upon your requirements.
- Decide on growing those vegetables which are frequently consumed.
- Growing vegetables which are costly in the market as it is economical to grow them in your vegetable garden.
- Avoid growing those vegetables which not frequently consumed unless they become scarce or costly.
Here is a list of vegetables which can be grown in your vegetable garden depending upon your requirements.
- Brussels S.
- Kohlrabi Leek
- Swiss Chard
List Of Vegetables According To Nutritional Value
Rich in vitamin A
- Winter squash
- Swiss chard
- Sweet potato
Rich in vitamins A and C
- Turnip greens
- Mustard greens
Rich in vitamin C
- Chinese cabbage
Tips To Create A Healthy Vegetable Garden
Adding appropriate quantity of fertilizers and organic material is a must to create a healthy vegetable garden. Various mineral nutrients such as green sand, rock phosphate can be added to the soil. Even organic matter such as compost or animal manures can be added to the soil. This would help in increasing the fertility of the soil and increasing vegetable growth.
Effectively utilize your space to plant more crops. Instead of row planting go for raised bed planting. It will help in increasing the space available for plantation. It would result in fewer efforts required and less soil compaction.
It helps in maintaining the nutrient content of the soil. Crop rotation implies that a single crop is planted in a particular space once every three years. It also prevents any pests that might be in the soil after the crop has been harvested.
In order to increase the space under plantation plant crops in succession. Plant the seeds throughout the growing season rather than planting one at a time. Succession plantation ensures that the harvest season remains longer for each crop.