This is the perfect time to plant vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash and more, for a big summer harvest. There’s nothing more gratifying than walking out to your garden to pick a ripe, fresh tomato to slice up for that evening’s menu. Homegrown vegetables taste better than anything you’ll find at a supermarket and are loaded with great vitamins and nutrients. Here are a few of my favorites from my Home Grown Seed Collection and their amazing health benefits.
‘Aspabroc’ Baby Broccoli
This early spring or fall crop resembles a broccoli raab with an asparagus stem and offers a mild taste. Aspabroc is easy to grow and requires little space. It is fat-free, cholesterol free, very low sodium, and an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C.
Tomatoes – All varieties!
This delicious, savory fruit is always welcome in my vegetable garden. Tomatoes come in all shapes and sizes, from small cherry tomatoes perfect for salads to big, beefy ones you just want to slice and eat. They are low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and are a good source of vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin A and dietary fiber. As an excellent source
of vitamin C and other antioxidants, tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
This summer squash is a great addition to salads, pasta, pizza—just about any dish really! It has a versatile flavor and is low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. It is a good source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Thiamin, Niacin and dietary fiber.
‘Peppermint’ Swiss Chard
This colorful greenery packs a powerful nutritional punch. One cup provides more than 700 percent of your daily vitamin K, and more than 200 percent of daily vitamin A. Swiss chard is rich in the antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and choline.
‘Miz America’ Mustard
Miz America mustard is not only delicious, but it is absolutely beautiful. The taste is pleasantly mild, without bitter or spicy notes, and it maintains its gorgeous color even at a mature stage. Packed full of immune-boosting vitamin C, folate, and iron, these are sure to please your taste buds and your body.
For more information on where to purchase these delicious and nutritious veggies, visit my collection page here.