Top 10 Veggies You Can Grow Yourself

The herbs that we get from market costs 10 INR for a bunch and since one doesn’t satisfy the quantity we prefer to buy 2-3 bunches for 30 INR which is way too costly. Instead if we buy potted herbs or grow on our own, those are fresh and healthy and also economically more viable plus when you grow your own vegetable it is up to our choice if we prefer it to be grown in organic or inorganic way.

So on the whole finding a cost-cutting trick to reduce your grocery bill and save your budget, then there are cheaper ways to subtract the cost of vegetables by growing your own vegetables. It not only saves money, but it tastes better, and ensures that you know where your food came from-plus, it’s really easy.


1. Cabbage


Cabbages are cool growing plants and they mostly grow during winters and add a special delicacy to seasonal daily food. In ancient times, cabbage was king. What cabbage lacks is sex appeal and trendiness. Cabbage’s has its greatest virtue throughout the ages. It has been as a reliable source of sustenance and vitamins during the cold months of the year because it can withstand any kind of harsh weather conditions during the winter. From ancient times to the present, east to west and north to south, cabbage has been a staple for farmers, peasants, and homesteaders. That is why cabbage which is one of the most reliable sources of nutrient and vitamin is easy to grow in the home instead. It is quite easy to start growing from seeds, either indoors.

The biggest trick knows when to grow it. In most parts of the United States, cabbage is grown in either spring or autumn. Some grow it during winter as storage crop because they crave other greens in the spring. In the South and Southwest, cabbage is a winter crop. The reason for these regional differences is that cabbage heads form best in cool temperatures. Cabbage can be grown in single rows or in staggered in wide rows.


2. Chili


It is said that the origin of chilli has been introduced by Christopher Colombus as early as 1943 during his voyage to India and since then chilli made its way to India. Chilli originated from South America and gradually Asian kitchens even started adding chilli to add flavour to any kind of dish you make. Chilli has high content and since it produces heat, it is more preferred during winter as it produces heat. Since it adds to everyday meal, so ‘Hot chillies’ and ‘Green Chillies’ make excellent pot plants and fruits well in during mid autumn. It grows well in pots, demands adequate amount of sun exposure as well.


3. Bottle Gourd

Bottle gourd

In India there is more than a normal dish that can be made of lauki. Even sweet dishes are there like ‘lauki halwa’ is one of the most popular dishes in India. It is one of the most demanding vegetables and very neutral kind of vegetables as t has 96% of water content. The most inexpensive way to growing is at home, where you can grow in your home and it requires no special effort, as it grows very well in pots and keep it within the indoors and those who love to do kitchen gardening, they can definitely try this. It is not only a utility but qualitatively it’s purposely if they are home grown vegetables.


4. Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd

It is again one of our Indian kinds and is needs a lot of heat to ripen up and one of the most important and essential vegetable if looked health wise. It has a special compound content known as ‘Charantin’ which is good for fighting diseases like diabetes. It thrives very well in any kind of soil type provided the soil has good drainage system albeit the soil must be prepared very well before planting them. Unlike the peas it also needs support to twist around. It is one of the most easy and most cost effective ways to grow peas.


5. Mint


Mint is best fresh from the garden. Mint is also a good potted plant; in the garden it tends to take over and is quite invasive. We like to keep a big pot of it going in the summer. Mint is really the perfect place to begin as you build your herb garden. It’s easy to grow and is really fun to add to many recipes, whether breakfast, dinner or desert. And don’t forget to add a sprig to a glass of iced tea on a hot summer afternoon.


6. Peas


Peas are the most tender and sweet of all the vegetables and it adds taste to any dish you make. It is quite easy to grow it in your home; however with time the cost of vegetable has been soaring high and even if buy, it turns out to be lower in quantity compared to cost ( because of deflation of money). If you have little space in your home, all you need is a pot and two poles because they are creepers and they need some kind of support. The seeds must be sowed approx 2 inches apart from each other and needs a deep soil (approx 10 inches). And, see the work is done. The cost is buying it is less than cost of growing it in your own home.


7. Brinjal


These are way too easy to be grown, keeping in mind that it requires quite substantial amount of sunlight exposure. It must be grown in raised a bed which gets heated up quickly during springs and the growing season will start from 6 to 9 weeks. These are the plants which require a considerable space to grow out in voluptuous sizes. The only way to succeed with eggplants, there is a constant need to supply them with steadily warm growing conditions for at least three months. Eggplants are prone to sulk if it is growing in cold soil or exposed to chilly and is therefore more prone to insect and disease problems.


8. Spinach


This reminds of ‘Popeye the sailor man’. With the increased industrialization and globalization there is also ‘agriculturalization’ (although such kind of word doesn’t or has not yet been recognized. Earlier, the population was less and there was more land and less people and the demand of food especially natural fruits and vegetables were usually grown in homes. But things took a turn when, HYV seeds and artificial ways been evolved to satisfy the demand of people and hence the quality has been compromised ever since. Spinach has high mineral content and adds roughage to our bowl system and is also good for our eyes and hair. Today even, one can easily grow these veggies like spinach or its type in their as it requires little effort. All you need is small pot and plant them apart at 4 inches apart giving it considerable amount of light exposure, air and water. The money that we spend in buying them from retail shops, instead we can save time, energy and money growing it at home.


9. Coriander


Well the coriander has its own speciality and that is it has this beautiful flavour which completes the dish or adds some kind of aroma to the food. Coriander has its own speciality. And corianders are available easily in the supermarkets or normal bazaars. Infact one always have the choice to buy it pre-packed or in powdered form. Or, you can either get it fresh, but eventually whatever you buy that doesn’t add anything to your health but only to your taste buds because the powdered form lose their quality in process of refining. The quality stands degraded. So, why not try to grow in your own small kitchen garden which quite in your budget and well with quality it is quite good. Coriander is easy to be grown. All it needs is less of distraction and more of attention. This is because the roots are very sensitive to disturbance. A good place to grow the leaves is in the pots and shady area. Adding to it, it needs good compost soil and since it grows quickly, you can never have a shortage of these herbs.


10. Lady’s Finger

Lady's finger

Popularly known as ‘bhindi’ in India and it is one of its own kind and has its popularity in India when it comes to lip smacking ‘bhindi masala’ popular in every Indian kitchen. Since it keeps falling into our regular diet so it is quite easy to grow at home provided you have small area (or kitchen) to grow. It mostly grows well in tropical countries and India is one of the examples. It is nonetheless not very much soil specific type of vegetable. It can grow very well in any kind of soil type provide the soil must be rich and well drained. It grows best in indoors under full light 3-4 weeks.

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