5 Best Vegetables to Grow In The Month Of December
If you’re somebody who loves growing greens in your kitchen garden, and wondering what to grow in December, then we’ve got you covered. In this blog, you’ll understand which vegetables to grow in the month of December, how to grow them and care for them to get the best harvest. What’s more, you can easily order all these seeds from our website The Affordable Organic Store at very affordable prices without any hassle!
Here are the five best vegetables you can grow in the month of December in your backyard or on a small balcony in pots or grow bags.
Broccoli is a storehouse of minerals vitamins and antioxidants, making it an ideal choice for health enthusiasts. You can grow it in December provided you give it a sunny spot where it can receive direct sunlight for at least six hours. It requires a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Water it moderately. It tastes great when used in sautés, soups, and salads.
Cauliflower is a low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetable that is one of the most sought-after vegetables in Indian kitchens in winter. It is rich in vitamins and many minerals such as calcium, iron, and phosphorus, as well as fiber. Full sunlight, frequent watering, and soil rich in nutrients can ensure the healthy growth of plant and flower heads. Cook it, pickle it, or add it to your pulao, or paratha, there are several ways you can enjoy it.
Cabbage is a cool-season vegetable that finds its place in a variety of winter dishes. Just like broccoli, it needs direct sunlight for at least six hours. It is ready to harvest in around 70 days of planting. It can be used raw as well as cooked in salads, sandwiches, soups, stir-fries, and a fermented food Kimchi.
Turnip is a root vegetable of the winter season. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber and has a sweet, peppery taste. Sow the seeds half an inch deep, and one inch apart. Provide it with adequate moisture and sunlight of at least six hours. You can harvest the roots when they are around two inches in diameter. Eat it raw or use it in sautés, soups, and pickles.
Onion is one of the most versatile vegetables that is added to several Indian dishes to enhance their taste and aroma. it has several health benefits as well. Apart from minerals, it is rich in antioxidants, bioactive compounds, and fiber that promote heart health and regulate blood pressure. Onions can be easily grown from seeds. Just sprinkle the seeds on a fertile bed of soil enriched with organic manure. Cover them with a thick layer of soil and mist them gently. You can see the first sprouts within a week. Onion bulbs can be harvested after 70-100 days. Use them to prepare curries, sauces, and chutneys.
You can grow these five best vegetables in your kitchen garden this December and enjoy a nutritious diet throughout winter until spring.
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