Most of us pick vegetables we like or that we know our families will eat, and that’s a wise choice. However, we don’t always put enough thought into what vegetables we should grow for our bodies and our nutritional health.
This year, pick a few vegetable plants to grow for nutritional health. Here are a few excellent choices of veggies that pack a nutritional punch:
While asparagus takes a few years to establish before you can safely harvest it, it is well worth the wait. Asparagus is loaded with all sorts of wonderful vitamins, like vitamin A, C, E, and K. It is also a great source of manganese, copper, iron, and potassium.
You can grow broccoli in late summer as cool temperatures are on the horizon. Broccoli is full of healthy sulforaphane – a nutrient that fights against cancer-causing agents. It is also packed with potassium, calcium, manganese, and all sorts of vitamin A, B, C, E, and K.
Did you know that cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C? It is! It is also filled with potassium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese.
They’re good for your eyes and so much more. Carrots are loaded with vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They are an excellent source of beta-carotene and potassium.
Lettuce greens, kale, spinach, mustard greens – there are so many greens out there, so why not give a few a try? Delicious and packed with vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, greens are welcome in any nutritional garden.
Bell peppers are tasty and they are filled with large amounts of vitamin C and K. Red peppers are high in vitamin A. Plant an assortment and “eat the colors of the rainbow” for maximum health and nutrition.
Tomatoes are a gardener’s favorite for so many reasons. But they are also nutrient-dense. Packed with vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K these little red beauties are a good source of lycopene and potassium.
Squash is loaded with calcium and magnesium as well as many vitamins like B2 and vitamin C. You can grow enough to feed an army too boot…so share the nutritional wealth with family and neighbors.
Use an all-natural fertilizer to boost your crop even further!
All-natural fertilizers, like ProtoGrow will help you get the maximum nutrition out of your vegetable plants this summer. ProtoGrow increases your plant’s mineral uptake and increases microorganisms in the soil, thus adding to the overall nutrition of your food. Feeding your plants a natural fertlizer like ProtoGrow is a vital step in veggie growing you should not miss.