Spring vegetables are delicious and colorful. It is also my favorite season of the year when it comes to gardening. I feel my garden is at its peak during this time and produces the best crops for the whole year. Here is our list of the best greens you can plant in your garden for this season.
Delicious Spring Vegetables You Need to Have in Your Garden
Arugula adds a peppery taste to any meal and is great to be planted during springtime. Unlike other vegetables, arugulas can grow in just a few weeks and is easy to maintain. Make sure to water it regularly.
This type of vegetable is very nutritious and is a great ingredient for salads. They have milder flavors when the leaves are lighter and are more pungent as the leaves get darker.
Beets are considered a superfood because of the nutritional components packed in it. It contains vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, folate, and nitrates. It helps with blood circulation and cognitive function.
This vegetable grows perfectly on cooler climates. It gets bigger and bigger with a steady low temperature, making it the right time for spring. At the same time, it will taste better when it's grown this way. However, you need to harvest it before summer or it will just go to waste.
Broccolis are great spring planted vegetables. It is easy to grow and can be harvested as late as fall when it gets a lot of warmth during the summer. These mini tree-like crops love the warmth of summer and use the cool air of spring to maintain its tight rosette form.
Broccolis are packed with antioxidants and are very healthy. It is packed with vitamin C just as much as how oranges are packed with it. It also has vitamin A, which is good for the skin, eyes, and immune system.
Another vegetable rich in vitamin A is carrots because of the beta-carotene it has. At the same time, it is good for the heart because it is rich in lycopene as well.
Whether it is the red, orange, or purple carrots, these root crops love the cool air of spring and can be harvested as babies, which are tender, or when fully grown when they are crunchy and nutritious.
Although cauliflowers look similar to broccolis except for the color, these tree-like vegetables love the colder weather and are easy to serve since it can be eaten raw or cooked.
Cauliflowers are rich in fiber and B-vitamins. It is one of the most known vegetables to help prevent cancer and is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Eggplants are tricky to grow since they don't like the cold too much. It is best to be planted after the last frost or toward the end of spring since this vegetable loves warmth and sunlight. Harvest them when their skins are glossy and uniformed in color.
These purple crops are rich in dietary fiber, B-vitamins, and potassium. At the same time, they are low in sodium and calories.
Kales are tricky to grow. They need to be planted indoors first and needed to be hardened before taken outside. At the same time, this crop needs light and moist soil with a great drain to grow.
Although it may be one of the most difficult to grow vegetables in this list, kales are considered the most nutrient-dense vegetables. It is the best source of vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, alpha-linolenic acid, lutein, and zeaxanthin, among others.
Any of the lettuce family to be exact. Since they grow in different varieties. These are easy to grow and are perfect vegetables for spring. Sow the seeds in a lower climate since it won't germinate in temperatures higher than 80°F.
This vegetable is high in calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium but has low contents of fiber.
For its other varieties such as the romaine lettuce, it is high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate.
Watch this video from Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh for more spring vegetables you can grow during the season:
Fruits and vegetables that grow during springtime are more delicious because of how the soil is fresher and the grass is greener. Plus, the temperature is at its right range. Grow these spring vegetables in your garden and have it ready for the whole family.
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