Bring The Simplest Vegetables To Life For The Most Diverse Meals Imaginable
Potential health and monetary benefits mean that many of us dream of one day growing our own veg. Yet, in the vast majority of cases, the idea that this can be a difficult, time-consuming pursuit keeps us from ever actually taking the plunge. In reality, though, if your state laws allow you to do so, you can just dipping one toe into the vegetable waters. You could see you growing some of the most simplistic vegetables that offer the most diverse possible usage. They transform your eating habits and provide diverse meals as family dinners forevermore. Whether you’re working with a small apartment windowsill, a balcony, or a full-sized veg patch, the following surprisingly simple veg selections could certainly see you enjoying a wide range of dishes.
Veg 1 – Potatoes
Fantastic as an accompaniment to most main dishes (chips/mash/boiled, etc.), potatoes can be used in everything from pies through to frittatas and beyond. Hearty and satisfying, a good crop of potatoes can also bring a wide range of health benefits. This also includes fiber, antioxidants, and beyond. Success here is as simple as planting one seed potato. Firstly, one can plant it in the ground or a container from early March onwards, then making sure to water and deweed regularly. Secondly, she can take the time to keep all shoots covered. Early potato harvests should then start in June and July and should provide good-sized potatoes that taste great however you use them.
Veg 2 – Zucchinis
Providing as many as 30 fruits from one plant, Zucchinis are also increasingly popular among growers and chefs. Zucchinis can be a fantastic base for stuffed zucchini dishes, courgetti. This also includes additions in risottos, vegetable lasagnas, etc. As countless beginner growers are quickly realizing, there also smaller types of zucchini. For example, ‘Sure Thing’ and ‘Patio Star’ are also great for growing in containers as long as they’re kept watered and are picked regularly. Sensitive to frost, zucchinis should ideally be planted at some time during late May. They should be watered every 2-3 days before being harvested at some stage between July-September. On the other hand, they need water when the fruits reach between 10-15cm long.
Veg 3 – Corn
Also grown either in the ground or in containers, corn gets a bad reputation but is surprisingly easy to manage. For chefs, too, the sweet pop of corn can be a fantastic addition to most meals. This include pasta or meat dishes. Moreover, it can be the main event for options like this corn dip with cream cheese. An other option could be sweetcorn fritters. To grow, simply sow in soil that’s around 65°F from April onwards and plant blocked seeds ½ inch deep in moist soil. Each stalk should produce at least one ear of corn that will be ready for harvest around 20 days after you first notice it growing.
You don’t need to grow copious amounts of veg to feel the benefits of organic, satisfying home crops. You simply need to choose the simplest, most diverse ingredients. This ensures a quick turnarounds, and the selected crops are ready for use. And at the same time, you cancook wonderful diverse meals.