Here’s a simple list of vegetables that are easy to grow and few tips on how to grow them in your own kitchen garden.
Carrots are your source of Vitamin A and should be part of your kitchen garden. Carrots require less but rich soil and a lot of water with proper drainage. Note, overwatered soil can attract worms.
To start, sow the carrot seeds ¼ inch deep in the soil, 2 to 3 inches apart and rows with a minimum gap of 1 foot. Keep watering daily. To harvest the carrots, the right time is when you can see the ends of the carrots. It takes up to 60 to 80 days before you can devour carrots from your kitchen garden.
Tomatoes are easy to grow from tomato seeds and one of the most commonly grown vegetables in the kitchen garden. They require warm weather and adequate sunlight. Rich soil is required to grow tomatoes.
You can use containers like plastic boxes at least 4 inches deep with holes for drainage. Sow the seeds in ¼ inches deep in the soil and keep them in a sunny spot. Add a little organic fertilizer to the soil as well. The harvested tomatoes can be used for curries, salads, soups, etc.
Do you get a lot of sunlight in your home? Growing cucumbers should be on your list of vegetables for your kitchen garden. Place the cucumber seeds in the soil and cover them with loose soil. Water the plant gently to not expose the soil. Cucumber needs a good amount of sunlight to grow. It might hog the sunlight but takes less space as cucumbers grow vertically.
Bell peppers commonly called capsicums can grow in a kitchen garden. It requires a colder environment and rich soil to aid its growth. These vegetables required raised beds and grown in containers too. Like any other plant, they require sunlight as well and water regularly. These plants can attract insects and pests, hence you will require fertilizers. Bell peppers can be harvested 60 to 80 days post sowing the seeds. You can grow all three colours of bell peppers. Find capsicum seeds here.
Beetroot is loaded with vitamins A and C and a high fibre vegetable. To grow beetroot in your kitchen garden, all you need is loose soil. Beets are easy to grow from seeds. You require a 12 inches deep container or pot to grow them efficiently.
Plant the beetroot seeds 1 inch deep into the soil. Beetroots require a particular soil - fertile, soft and moist. Once the seeds are sown, put the pot at a location with sunlight with partial shade. Initially, water till sprouts appear, post that water at an interval of 8 to 10 days. Beetroots can be harvested after 60 days.
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