5 nutritious veggies you can grow yourself

Posted: April 11, 2013

DID YOU know you could save anywhere from $500 to $1,000 a year by growing your own vegetables? They will be fresher and tastier than store-bought, too. And you don't need a huge plot of land; many varieties can be grown in containers.

My lovely mother-in-law, who has a green thumb and a wonderful vegetable garden of her own, has agreed to school me on the fine art of home-growing fruits and vegetables. Here are the five I plan to start with:

1. CUCUMBERS

A good source of B vitamins.

2. BELL PEPPERS

Delicious raw or cooked, and chock full of vitamins A and C.

3. TOMATOES

We think of them as vegetables, but they're actually a fruit, and full of vitamin C.

4. KALE

This nutritional powerhouse has vitamins A, C and K. It's also a good source of minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, phosphorous and magnesium.

5. ROMAINE LETTUCE

Good for salads and smoothies, too. A head of romaine will fulfill about a quarter of your daily calcium needs.

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