It is always the best time to grow vegetables in your garden, provided all the plants get the basic requirements, like soil, water, sun, and nutrients.
You can always turn your backyard into a beautiful vegetable garden. However, the varieties you want to grow to depend on the climatic conditions and the type of soil.
This small guide can help you decide what plants to grow during a specific season.
Let us start at the beginning of a New Year. During this time of the year, it is mid-winter. The best vegetables to grow during January-February are Mustards, Potatoes, Peas, Radish, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Celery, Tomatoes, Carrots, etc. These are a few vegetables that can be grown during the mid-winter season. Few of these vegetables are ready to be consumed as soon as March arrives. Apart from vegetables, you can also grow herbs like Parsley, Cardamom, Chives, Mint, Coriander, and many more.
As winter ends, i.e., towards the end of March, it is spring, and most plants start blooming and producing fruits. In this season, you can consider growing vegetables like Eggplants, Squash, Cucumbers, Cantaloupes, Peppers, Beans, etc., and also herbs like Marjoram, Sage, Basil, Thyme, Mint, Comfrey, etc. for the next quarter.
In June, summertime, you can go ahead and plant vegetables like Spinach, Okra, Collards, Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, etc. Herbs can also be grown during this season; some herbs you can try growing are Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Anise, Marjoram, Basil, etc.
From September to December, a few vegetables you can plant are Onions, Beets, Broccoli, Turnips, Radish, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, Spinach, etc. In this quarter, you can also plant aromatic herbs like Lavender, Garlic, Dill, Fennel, Sage, Marjoram, etc., in your kitchen garden.
These are a few vegetables that can be grown in your backyard to enjoy fresh vegetables and herbs throughout the year. You can prepare many delicious dishes using homegrown veggies and flaunt your skills in front of the guests.
A few varieties are seasonal and should be grown in a particular season to thrive well. You can get more information on different varieties from a local nursery. They can help you choose the best ones for your home garden.