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6 Healthy Vegetables You Can Grow in the Fall

Fall is the best time to leave warm-season vegetables behind and start growing cold-season vegetables.


Some fall vegetables grow fast and you can harvest during the year. Radishes, peas, carrots, beets and many greens give you this opportunity.


6 Healthy Vegetables You Can Grow in the Fall

For slower growing vegetables, you have to wait until next year. You should protect the plants against harsh weather conditions and frost. Good fertilization and composting are methods that will make your work easier in this regard.


Vegetables That Can Grow in Autumn


Vegetables grown in autumn are very rich in nutritional value. As the winter months approach, it is important to prepare our body by consuming healthy vegetables. Nowadays, we can reach many vegetables and fruits in every season, but it is very important to consume vegetables and fruits in season for our health.


The autumn vegetables we have listed for you below will help you prepare for the winter in a healthy way.


Cabbage


The benefits of cabbage, which is from the cruciferous family, are endless. It is high in vitamin A and vitamin C. There are three types of cabbage: black, white and red (purple) cabbage. Each color has its own unique taste and benefits. It is very important to consume cabbage for immunity, cholesterol and skin care.

You can consume Cabbage raw, which can be used in many ways in Turkish cuisine, or you can consume it by making soup, salad, pickles and wraps.



It is very rich in fiber. Broccoli contains many antioxidants. Consuming up to half a bowl will meet your daily vitamin C needs. It is also rich in vitamin K, which is very beneficial for the brain. It is a vegetable that can be consumed cooked or raw. However, it should not be exposed to too much heat in order to maximize its benefits. The best method is steaming.



Carrots are among the most consumed root vegetables. It is quite difficult to grow this vegetable in places with constant rainfall. Loamy-sand soil is suitable for growing carrots. The most well-known benefit is the abundance of vitamin A, which is necessary for eye health. Carrots can be consumed in many ways. Carrot juice is an option that you can choose because it does not reduce the vitamin value much and is suitable for practical consumption. Carrots double in calories when cooked.


Leek


Leek belongs to the allium family, which can be grown in all seasons. It plays a huge role in bone health. Like most autumn vegetables, leeks have cancer-protective vitamins. Fresh leeks also have a feature of appetizing. Pregnant women should consume with caution. You can keep the leek in your refrigerator for an average of 1 week – 10 days.


Brussels Sprouts


Although it is not liked by many, it can turn into a tremendous flavor when cooked correctly. It is a vegetable that should be consumed even just for its benefits. It is one of the rare vegetables with Omega 3 in it. It is anti-aging thanks to the antioxidant type alpha lipolic. It is also useful during pregnancy. We can consume Brussels sprouts in different ways by baking them or adding them to your salads.


Turnip


Turnip is a vegetable grown in cold climates in our country. The permeable, loamy-sandy soil increases its productivity. Turnip also minimizes the effects of smoking on the body. It is rich in iron. Anemia is also known to be good. Turnip juice is an effective food in removing toxins from the body. The best time for people who want to plant turnips will be October and March. There are some tricks you should pay attention to when planting. One of them is to bury the seeds in the soil at a depth of 2-3 cm and 15-20 cm apart. At the end of the 3-4 month development period, you can harvest your vegetables.

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