Best Time to Grow Vegetables
It is always a best time to grow vegetables in your garden provided that all the plants get the basic requirements fulfilled like soil, water, sun and nutrients. You can always turn your backyard to into a beautiful vegetable garden however; the varieties you want to grow would depend on the climatic conditions and the type of soil. This is a small guide which can help you decide what plants you can grow during a specific season.
Let us start with the beginning of a New Year. During this time of the year it is mid-winter and the best vegetables to grow during the month of January-February are Mustards, Potatoes, Peas, Radish, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Celery, Tomatoes and Carrots etc. These are few vegetables which can be grown during 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 of the plants start blooming and start 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, and Comfrey etc. for the next quarter.
In the month of June which is summer time, you can go ahead and plant vegetables like Spinach, Okra, Collards, Sweet Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes etc. Herbs can also be grown in this season; some of the herbs that you can try growing are Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Anise, Marjoram, Basil, etc.
From September to December few of the vegetables that can be planted 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 so that you can enjoy fresh vegetables and herbs throughout the year. You can prepare many delicious dishes by using home grown veggies and flaunt your skills in front the guests.
There are a few varieties that are seasonal and should be grown in a particular season so that they 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.