Choosing the right plants for your garden requires not much effort. All you have to do is get the seedlings and plant them away. But you also have to make sure that you only choose the ones you deem essential and convenient. There are times that you pick the ones that seem easy to keep, but you end up doing extra work because of the arduous task of growing them.
Your garden can be full of blooms to make your landscape attractive, or it can consist of vegetables for an excellent addition to your dinner table. Both have their particular objectives. Either can be a wonderful hobby and fulfilling.
List down the plants you think you can handle without worrying whether they will withstand your ministrations or adjust to your location. Not all plants can keep up with cold weather or stay robust in warm climates. Each plant has its particular needs that you have to learn to grow one successfully. Here are the perfect plants that you can grow in your backyard quite quickly and with a lot of benefits:
Belgian Endive. This leafy vegetable is known for its torpedo-like shape and its mild bitterness. It belongs to the chicory family that is related to lettuce. Belgian endive requires more attention than any other veggie in your garden. This delicate looking vegetable requires a two-step process to grow. The seeds are grown, and then the roots are dug up for the second growth.
Belgian endives contain vitamins, potassium, calcium, folate, and a flavonoid called kaempferol that reduces the risk of certain diseases like cancer. It can also act as a diuretic and laxative. Inulin is found in this plant that helps you restore your appetite and aids in digestion.
Swiss Chard. These green, leafy vegetables are closely related to spinach. This vegetable packs nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It also contains antioxidants that protect your immune system and aids in regulating the blood inside your body.
Growing it is generally easy and quick. Swiss chard can grow in both warm and cool temperatures and prefers well-drained soil. It can grow up to two feet. Make sure that you make enough space for the plant to grow. And with its bright colours, it can be an ornament for your landscape.
Arugula. Arugula contains beta carotene and antioxidants that help your immune system and may keep your eyes and bones healthy. It is also known as roquette, salad rocket, and garden rocket. And as its name suggests, this leafy green grows quickly and can be consumed one month after its germination. This can be a great addition to your garden if you want something easy to manage.
Cucumber. Success in growing cucumbers is always warranted. They need a place with a steady supply of sun and water and moist, fertile soil. This veggie is great for hydrating and lowers blood sugar, as just some of its numerous benefits.
Peppermint. Also known by its scientific name of mentha piperita, peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Aside from being a favourite for flavour and fragrance in foods, it has medicinal properties that you can benefit from.
Peppermint is known to give relief for irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that affects the digestive system. The menthol in peppermint has a calming effect on the intestinal muscles. Peppermint is a good feature in your garden because of the medicinal effects for particular body pain, menstrual pain, and other aches.
Pepper. You can grow peppers in containers as well as in your backyard. Just like cucumbers, peppers also enjoy the same growing environment. They can be a compatible pair in your garden because of their similarities, so both can happily grow beside each other. Peppers are a perennial feature in most dishes to give spice to bland food, and they are also loaded with nutrients.
Green Beans. Green beans are sensitive to frosty conditions, so it is better to plant them in spring or during fall, weeks before the expected frost arrives. You can plant them indoors so that you can have an early start in growing them.
Brussel Sprouts. Due to the extended maturity period, growers would advise having these veggies grown with the fall and winter harvest in mind. They can do very well in cold conditions, so it is safe to grow them during this time.
But keep in mind that some plants can withstand as much winter as possible, so you have to find out more at what degree it can go through a cold environment. Also, remember to stake or support them properly because they have heavy heads.
Gardening is an exciting undertaking. It is a hobby worth your time because of its advantageous effects on your well-being and other benefits that you can get from them. Plants, however, require attention and care to grow and thrive. You must take the time to care for them if you want to create a garden worthy of a good harvest.