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Grow These Healthy Vegetable in Your Garden

Broccoli

High in calcium, iron and magnesium as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, one cup of home grown broccoli florets will provide you 130 of your daily vitamin C requirement. Tip: if you see attractive white coloured butterflies hovering over your growing broccoli you’re guaranteed to soon be combating cabbage worm.

Tomatoes

Home-grown tomatoes taste delicious and are far more satisfying than ones bought from the supermarket! Their nutritional benefits are large and they contain fibre, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium and vitamins A, B6 and C. Fact: of the 36 million households with home gardens in America, 86% grow tomatoes.

Carrots

Carrots are at their very best taken fresh from the garden. They are incredibly good for you and contain ample helpings of fibre, vitamins A, B6 and C, manganese, niacin and potassium. One minor negative is that they tend to contain a high sugar level. Tip: boil for five minutes, drain them and add to them a saucepan containing a table spoon of butter, a table spoon of brown sugar and a dash of salt, cook for about two minutes over medium heat.

Brussels Sprouts

Don’t listen to what the haters say, these sweet, tender and delicious vegetables taste even better home-grown. Brussels sprouts provide heaps of fibre, magnesium, potassium and riboflavin, in addition to high levels of the vitamins A, B6 and C. Tip: steam for 8 to 10 minutes and then lightly saute in butter with some shallots or onions, and add salt and pepper.

Beets

If you decide to grow beets you get both the delectable beetroot and the beet greens. Beet roots are comprise large amounts of iron, potassium and vitamin C but the greens are even better for you as they are also high in iron, potassium and vitamin C but also contain calcium, zinc and vitamins A and B6. It is recommended you put beet greens on a salad raw for fantastic, crunchy effect.