Following A Plant Based Diet Is Easy With Home Gardens

Following A Plant Based Diet Is Easy With Home Gardens

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Many people today are turning to a plant-based diet as an alternative to diets too rich in saturated meat products, junk food, and highly processed foods. In some cases, it involves spending more time in the produce section of your local grocery store, looking for fruits and vegetables that are grown organically and spending extra money on them.

You can follow a great plant-based diet in an even better way
while growing your fruits and vegetables in your own home garden. If you live
in an apartment, you can start a container garden in front of a sunny window. If
you have a plot of land to turn into a garden you can go big with a garden
filled with healthy fruits and vegetables. You can grow almost anything in a
small garden so you have the spring, summer and fall to eat off your own land.

Easily Grown At Home

Tomatoes lend themselves well to container gardening and can grow
like wild in the good earth of your back yard. They grow and ripen all season
long so you can pick what you need for sandwiches, salads, snacks, fresh sauces
and even for juicing. 

You can grow your own peas or beans in a container or in your
backyard garden. They are rich in phytonutrients that have their maximum
potency if you simply pick what you need and eat them as soon as possible; you
have the greatest amount of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants in the food
shortly after picking them.

Peppers, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and greens like Kale
are great options for a home garden and allow you to reach for healthy and
super fresh produce all summer long and into the fall.

Your Home

If you decide to have a back yard home garden, you need to
decide if you want to grow organic foods or not. Organic gardening is the best
possible choice because the food is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or
fungicides. This means no harmful chemicals exist with the food you pick and
you can even eat them straight out of the garden without having to wash them

Grow a wide
variety of foods that become ripe at different times of the season:

Radishes, for example, take only a few weeks to become edible
and, after pulling them up, you have room to grow a row of something else. Most
people grow tomatoes and some people grow carrots, lettuce, and potatoes.

Both potatoes and squash need the entire summer to become
available for eating so all you need to do is to keep them weed-free and watch
them grow. In the early autumn or late summer, you can dig up the potatoes and
harvest the squash. These types of produce can be kept at room temperature or
in a cool place for many months so you have instant winter eating from
vegetables you grew in the summer. 

Lettuce and other greens can be grown and harvested all
summer long for the best in salads that are high in phytonutrients and
antioxidants. All you need to do is harvest some of the leaves, wash them, and
enjoy them in a healthy salad with tomatoes, carrots, or radishes you grew
yourself. This is the core of a plant-based diet that will give you benefits
far beyond a meat-based diet.

Meat-based diets are low in antioxidants and high in
saturated fats. You can get the nutrition you need from vegetables and fruits
you grow yourself with a known reduction in fatty deposits in your arteries and
a lesser chance for heart disease and stroke. There is a reduced risk of
certain cancers with a low fat, plant-based diet. 

Get Even
Better Results With Composing

If you want an especially fruitful garden, consider starting
a compost pile or box. All you need to do is put in vegetation and clippings
from around your yard, add food scraps and paper, mixing everything with a
little bit of soil. Worms thrive in the moist environment of a good compost
heap so that you will soon have these things turned into rich soil that will
make your organic garden thrive. 

Get Started

There are millions of guides online for organic vegetable
gardening, and many books on the topic. In reality, the best teacher is experience,
so learn the initial steps, get the supplies and just do it! Remember to get
the kids involved in the garden as well; it is a great learning experience, and
a great opportunity to spend quality time together.

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