As we say goodbye to the last of our tomatoes and other Summer varieties, we are anxiously awaiting the maturing of our Fall and Winter plants. From arugula to radishes, we've been busy planting new produce for our lovely clients and in our own backyard.
A few vegetables we would suggest planting are fava beans, Swiss chard and Brussels sprouts.
As we transition into Fall and Winter, the garden soil needs to be replenished and fava beans naturally do just that by adding nitrogen back into the soil. Fava beans are also a nutrient-rich bean, which means they are loaded with tons of nutrients and no saturated fat or cholesterol. The nutrients include vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium
Swiss Chard is loaded with amazing nutrients! One cup of cooked Swiss Chard provides approximately 716% of your daily vitamin K, 214% of vitamin A, 53% of vitamin C, 38% of magnesium, 29% of manganese, 27% of potassium, 22% of iron, 17% of vitamin E. This may decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and also help you to have healthy skin and increased energy.
Brussels sprouts are some of the healthiest vegetables grown at this time of year, as they are very high in protein for a green vegetable! One serving meets your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K. Planting them is also an excellent way to churn up the soil and reactivate garden beds for year-round gardening!
We believe in seasonal gardening in order to provide in-season offerings year-round. We rotate crops to take advantage of the current local climate and maintain optimal production from our beds. If you thought gardening was only possible in the spring and summer, give us a call to start your year-round garden today!