Growing Plants

Growing PlantsEveryone can benefit from growing plants which promote health and wellness. Taking the time to cultivate a garden full of healthy vegetables and fruits along with herbs and spices can make for some great meals once harvest season approaches. There are many ways to go about growing healthy garden plants to benefit your home.

Taking the time to plan out a garden that is well balanced in vegetables and fruit is a great idea. There are also many different plants that you can consider which give fruit and vegetable at different times or seasons of the year. You may want to grow some plants that provide high fiber fruit or vegetable as well as many other types of vitamin containing fruit or vegetable. It is not uncommon in healthy gardens to contain legumes for their high protein content and various uses in cooking for their sprouts and final bean or fruit. These bean type plants also ready the garden for next year’s variation of plants by fixing nitrogen in to fertilize the soil.

High fiber producing plants include tomatoes, Lima beans, Jicama, parsnips, green beans and okra. There are many other vegetables and fruits that provide high amounts of fiber per serving. Fiber is important to health as it improves the overall function of the gastrointestinal system. Many people begin to have problems in their gastrointestinal system when they begin to eat more processed foods. Processed foods are designed to give you the least nutritional value for the value of your money. It is a great idea to grow your own food that is free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

Other plants that should be considered for a garden are those which provide large bounties of the edible part of the plant. Lettuce and cabbage as well as other types of greens produce large amounts of edible matter. Add these as well as many of the fruits and vegetables you eat regularly into your garden design for a healthy garden.