Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Plant your own garden at home

We often hesitate or lack patience thinking it will be hard, but in this post we are going to show you how you can grow your own food at home easier than you may think.

More and more people are making the decision to plant their own vegetables, and urban gardens are very trendy now, for adding a bit more oxygen to the middle of the city.
The boom in organic gardens is making a lot of people take an interest in this practice, and we can find increasingly more supermarkets and tourist lodging with organic food.

The fact is that food is the foundation of our health and we have to be careful about what we eat. So we are going to tell you which vegetables are easiest to grow, and their benefits if we manage to encourage you to get planting ūüėČ

1. Tomatoes
We all know that the tomatoes they bring us from the village or that we buy at farmers’ markets are just not the same at all as what we have most days.
And they are actually very easy to grow, both normal and cherry, as they don’t require more care than a normal plant, and they can grow in pots.

Tomatoes have lots of nutrients and antioxidants, and can prevent chronic heart diseases, diabetes and cancer.

2. Carrots
To make sure your carrots grow well, make sure to keep the soil moist, although after they start growing, they don’t need to be watered as much.

They are rich in vitamin A, antioxidants and fiber. They are good for the vision, make it easier to tan, strengthen the teeth and gums, and provide energy when we have mental fatigue.
Moreover, you can plant them throughout the year.

3. Peppers

If you live in a place that is not hot, the best period to plant them is in spring, since the plant can die of cold.
The seeds should be placed 40 to 50 cm apart, in a sunny spot, and then watered constantly.

They are rich in nutrients, fiber and vitamins C and B6. They also contain capsaicin, which has analgesic effects.

4. Spinach

The great thing about spinach is that it can be grown in small gardens or in flowerpots, just like broccoli and cabbage.
It prefers rich and moist soil, but it can generally grow in any type of soil that has enough organic matter.
It doesn’t need a lot of sun and this food is very nutritional and an anti-inflammatory. It has neurological benefits and helps to regulate the blood pressure and improve the metabolism.

5. Peas
They are mainly planted in the fall, in cool climates in any type of soil. They provide many minerals, fiber, carbohydrates, proteins and vitamin A. And they help us fall asleep because they have a beneficial calming effect on the nervous system.