The idea of growing vegetables in your garden is far from a foreign concept, especially considering all of the health benefits that they can provide. Things like better nutrition, vitamins, and natural antioxidants are only a few of the common advantages of veggies. In addition to being good for your body, vegetables can also help out your garden:
- Planting vegetables like radishes, beets, or turnips can help to loosen your soil and can keep it from packing. Instead of harvesting all of these vegetables, you can also till them right into the soil. Not only will this add natural nutrients to your soil, but it will also add looseness for better growth of other plants.
- Another good vegetable to help your soil is celery. Celery has a larger root system that stays in the ground after you harvest it. By tilling it into your soil, you can add even more nutrients back into the ground.
- Certain herbs, such as rosemary, can be combined with lemon juice or vinegar to help control weeds.
- When you grow herbs in your garden, you can use them as a natural form of insecticide. Some herbs—such as rosemary, chives, mint, basil, etc.—will naturally repel certain pests from your garden or around your home.