5 Most Nutritious Vegetables for the Home Garden
The Survival Mom
This is the time of year you start getting seed catalogs in the
mail. As you start to plan ahead for the spring, Here are five of
my personal favorite garden varieties to grow. Ive chosen
these for their great nutrition, easiness to grow, and as youll
see because I can get the kids to eat them!
Broccoli: This is often called the super vegetable.
Especially high in vitamin C, but also the B vitamins, calcium,
iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. And yes, I am partial
to the common Di Cissio variety for the home garden because you
can get more than one cutting with the side shoots. Easy to grow.
A general tip on getting kids to eat vegetables, and especially
broccoli smother it with a cheese sauce. Throw in some bacon
bits if you want to make it completely irresistible.
Peas: Sugar snap peas are like candy. I like both the Oregon and
Mammoth Melting Sugar varieties. Peas are rich in vitamin C, but
also vitamin K and manganese. The best reason of all to grow these
is my kids treat my yard like a snack bar when the peas are growing!
Ive almost had to break up fights over who gets the peas
one of the few arguments I loved.
Leafy greens: OK, I couldnt decide which is better
kale, spinach, lettuce, chard
I love the Lacinto kale and
American spinach varieties. And who cant pass up good ole
Romaine lettuce? Spinach, of course is rich in iron and has been
called the womens vegetable as women usually need
more iron than men.
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