Raised Vegetable Garden

Take a look at this raised vegetable garden with a built in fence to keep away intruders such as deer or other hungry animals.

A living vegetable garden can be a great way to grow your own produce to stay healthy. Most vegetables have great health benefits and you can choose which ones to grow in your personal garden. Take a look below for some health benefits of your favorite vegetables:

Tomatoes- an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus.

Carrots- are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Most of their health benefits come from their beta carotene and fiber content.

Lettuce- contains moisture, energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and sugars. The minerals and vitamins found in lettuce include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc along with vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B-6, C, A, E, and vitamin K.

Potatoes- the potato’s fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health

Squash- a very good source of vitamin C, magnesium, dietary fiber, phosphorus,potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin K. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B1, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, vitamin B2, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, choline, and protein.

Cucumbers- with vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet. Cucumbers are also good for hydration.

Peppers-the bell pepper is the most commonly grown pepper when speaking of household gardens. They contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

Make sure to think about these benefits when making a decision about a new landscaping venture for your yard or your family.