Spinach, also known as perpetual spinach or ‘spinach beet’. It is good for the beginner friendly crops, because it requires less maintenance. It is similar to spinach and it can be cooked or used as salads. Its multiple cuttings makes it ideal for small gardens and are most productive throughout the growing season. Spinach beet is popular for its nutrative properties. Leaves are good source of vitamin C and Iron and also contains Beta Carotene.
Tomato is a rich source of vitamins and is a very good appetizer. Lycopene, that imparts red colour to tomatoes is reported to possess anti-cancerous properties. Among fruits and vegetables, tomato ranks 16th as a source of vitamin A and 13th as a source of vitamin C.
Garlic is used as a spice and condiments. It is mainly used for flavouring and seasoning curries and dishes. Allin water soluble Amino acid present in garlic when crush the cloves it convert into allicin which reduce cholesterol production.
It is mainly used as condiment, dye and cosmetics and various religious ceremonies in India. It has a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is used to treat liver ailments, ulcers, parasitic infections, skin problems, bruises, joint pain and cold and flu. Green leaves are also useful for making vegetables.
Lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin-A, K & C, minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium etc. Lettuce is an annual and belongs to family composite. The leaves and heads are used as salad. There are about 150 varieties, of which only about 20 are important.
Celery is a well-known herb, mainly used as a vegetable. It is used in salads hot dishes. An infusion of celery leaves applied with cotton wool makes an excellent cleanser for oily skin. Celery leaves is an excellent compost maker because it break down the compost rapidly. It is a good source of potassium, natural antioxidant (Vitamin-C), folate and mineral salts it cure anxiety, insomnia and arthritis. It can be grown easily as a potherb in the home-gardens for its flavourful leaves, shoots, roots, and seeds.