May 13, 2017

Planting in the Vegetable Garden

It's time to plant the vegetables!

My gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, have accomplished so much in the vegetable garden this week. After making all the beds, and mulching the footpaths and surrounding tree pits, they planted our first crops of the season - several beds of cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous is the scientific name given to a group of vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. Named for the cross-shaped flowers they bear, crucifers contain a wide variety of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytochemicals including carotenoids, and vitamin C. I love these vegetables and always plant enough to share with my family and friends.

Enjoy these photos.