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10 Homegrown Vegetables & Herbs with Serious Health Advantages


Growing your own vegetables and herbs has many health advantages. You don’t need to use pesticides, plus homegrown means they’re fresh and taste better than store bought because they’re chock full of vitamins and minerals that haven’t been stripped out through processing.  

Gardening encourages relaxation and reconnects us with Mother Nature, and it’s a great way to teach your children about environmental responsibility and where their food comes from. So let’s take a look at some easy to grow vegetables and herbs to get your garden started…

1. Green (Bush) Beans

These delicious, easy to grow vegetables are packed full of nutrition. They contain vitamins A, C, K, manganese, potassium, folate, and iron. Plus green beans are rich in fiber.

These plants like well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. They grow all season long and can provide you with a continual supply of fresh beans throughout the growing season. Bush beans are great cooked and can be combined in a stir fry with other vegetables.

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