Growing Vegetables to Benefit Health
Media Volunteer, Lia, shares some tips on how to start growing your own vegetables to benefit your health in this blog.
As it is starting to get sunnier, it is a great time for you to try growing your own vegetables. Growing your own plants can be hard work but the outcome is worth it!
It can be very easy to overlook unhealthy eating habits, but growing your own vegetables can help you get on the right track. In growing your own vegetables, you can also cut down on food shop bills and reduce the preservatives added to your food.
Taking the time to grow your own vegetables can also motivate you to get outside more and increase your interest in cooking healthier meals.
Here are some tips to help you start growing your own vegetables
- If you’re a beginner, it is recommended to start growing vegetables like peas, carrots and cucumbers first. They are the easiest to grow. These vegetables also have very high vitamin A content, meaning they are great for helping you have healthy skin.
- Make sure your vegetables are grown in a place where there is lots of sunlight! Plants need lots of sunlight so photosynthesis can happen. This gives your plants the energy they need to help them grow.
- Make sure that your vegetables are grown in healthy, rich soil, making sure that you are constructing the best vegetable garden that you can.
- Vegetables also like to grow in smaller rather than larger amounts so make sure that your vegetable garden isn’t too overcrowded. In addition, the smaller your vegetable garden the less maintenance.
- And lastly, when planting your crops make sure to plant them in triangles rather than rows. This creates more efficient spacing meaning you can plant more crops in a smaller area.
Want to learn more about growing, why not pop down to our Community Garden at Ravenscraig|