Organic fruits and vegetables are becoming more popular in recent years in searching for healthier options. Aside from being more nutritious, they are grown without using chemical pesticides that are harmful to human health.
Unfortunately, sometimes organic foods are not cheap. They can put a strain on our pockets. The good news is, that they are easy to grow at home.
Here are five of the most common vegetables that will save us money in the long run when we grow them:
One pack of seeds can provide enough lettuce for up to five months. Lettuce will produce crisp leaves throughout the year and it's immensely cost-effective. Some lettuce varieties are easier to grow than others. To harvest, we cut only what you need from the outer bunch of leaves, and in this way, it will allow the plant to keep growing.
Lettuce is best grown in the spring and in fall in most regions.
Tomatoes are ideal for small gardens because they grow vertically. Though they take three months to mature, they will keep producing tomatoes for the rest of the season. Tomato plants can produce fresh tomatoes for up to six years if taking good care of them.
Cherry tomatoes are the best since they provide an early harvest, are enjoyed as a healthy snack with other fresh vegetable sticks and slices.
3. Green beans
Green beans are much more prolific than the average garden crop. They usually yield up to five pounds of beans for every 10-foot row you've planted. Like tomatoes, green beans also grow vertically on a trellis.
Green beans only need to be sown once and will keep producing edible seed pods throughout the growing season.
Berries are hard to grow than all the rest of the vegetables in this this list. But it will save us tons of money since they are very expensive. Three bushes are needed to grow, and they produce up to seven kilos of berries every year and will continue for many years.
Asparagus requires a lot of patience to grow and mature. Each asparagus plant can produce spears for up to 20 years. However, asparagus can be difficult to grow for new gardeners.