Estela Nichols Backyard November 28th, 2018 - 01:55:36
Five top vegetables that are just too easy to grow, so easy in fact that they'll grow themselves without hardly any effort from you at all. Let's get into it. Number one beans, there's the good reason why you tend to see being served up in all those old cowboy movies, as beans were a staple frontier food containing all the nourishment a person needed to survive in just one small feed. Oh, the irony of the spaghetti western. They can be dried, they can be canned and, of course, that could be eaten. Fresh beans have a very flexible growing climate range, and that means in some places like hearing our subtropical climate. Pretty hot beans can be ground all year round. They grow fast, remember, Jack and the Beanstalk beans, uniquely don't take nitrogen from the soil. Unlike a lot of other plants, they do take it from the air they and then they store it in their own roots. Therefore, actually adding nitrogen to the soil, so beans are really great pre-crop to some of those other nitrogen hungry plants, say cabbages, etc that you want to grow after remember, beans means hurry up and grow them number two Asian greens, so we move from the west to the east Asian greens are fast, growing, highly nutritious super and some say: cancer-fighting wonderful on a continent with billions of people. Protein is getting rare and harder to catch and eat. That's why their vegetables need to grow fast, big, be nutritious and, above all, easy to grow. Let a bunch of Asian greens go to seed in your garden and you'll never get rid of them. That's a good thing.
Asian greens are great raw or cooked. Try mizuna or Mbuna, or even the mustards like the red giant or ruby streaks, please Ruby, streaks, taking over my lawn now, let's head Europe with number three bikini originally from the Americas, leave zucchini that we all know was developed in northern Italy, where it was Given the name, which also means gourd, squash, and marrow, the plant itself isn't a spoiler like other pumpkin vines, so it's great for smaller gardens, but nevertheless it's a big producer and a hearty mouthful. It is really easy to grow and the speed at which the fruit swell is ridiculous. You can almost see it growing real time. Some zigs can get up to a meter long actually, the longest sig ever recorded was 2.5 5 meters there's also plenty of varieties such as round yellow white and they all taste fantastic, raw, cooked or even pickled. In fact, I picked some the other day. So what are you waiting for getting on the boots and plant some Zukes? Now, let's head back over to the yeast for almost the middle we're number 4 carrot originated from. You might find this hard to believe. But did you know that the carrot originated in Afghanistan? Yeah, it's true. In fact, evidence shows that carrots grew in Afghanistan over 5,000 years ago. Now, I'm telling you if carrots could grow in Afghanistan, it can grow anywhere. Orange carrots are really only a recent development in the overall scheme of time for this crunchy root.
Vegetable original carrots were white or purple and had a very strong taste a bit like this white carrot here, except the taste, is good, but in the old days they were considered a medicinal food because they were known to be good for you, but the taste is like. Should I say not great, but these days with crossbreeding carrots are delicious carrot seed easily and they also store well after harvest, so they are a top backyard crop to grow and keep using for months after I do recommend growing these heirloom varieties. There are lots of different colors, they taste great and if you leave them, go to seed. Just a few plants. They'll give you thousands of seeds for next season. Number five radish: another perfect root crop vegetable to grow, apt that it follows after carrots they reckon it originated from around India or China. But no one knows for sure. Let'a say India. Cue. The Indian music radish is the cheater of the vegetable world.
If you want a fast growing crop - and you just can't wait, then so radish seeds and they'll pop up in literally a few days and be ready to eat immediately well as sprouts, but within weeks as a root vegetable did you know that some modern farmers use them as a cover crop to soften and aerate the soil before planting their main crops, sometimes they don't even harvest their dishes. They just let them run in place, acting as a natural fertilizer, Kampai lost and groundbreaker. At the same time, a lot of backyard growers so radish seeds, mixed in with their other slower, growing crops. So when they sow them, the radish comes up first and I can harvest them while they're waiting for the other crop to come through. There are lots of different types of radishes. You can get the small ones that are best harvested young or you can get larger varieties like this. Japanese daikons huge, and the same with this one over here, they're best harvested when they get a little bit larger. In fact, they can be harvested really big and greater than used in Japanese, cooking or any cooking really radish also have a long sowing window and an excellent temperature tolerance, making it a productive crop all around the world.