As you think about what seeds to plant in your garden this year, pay attention to the colors of the vegetables and fruits. Different colors are indicators of different vitamins and minerals that are essential to our health. Some help clean out our digestive system and process foods better (Niacin), some boost our immune system so we don’t catch colds as easy (Vitamin C), some help our circulatory system by lowering cholesterol (Pectin in apples) and blood pressure (Potassium), and some nurture our cells so that they can divide properly and repair damage, giving us nicer skin (Vitamin A). Now who doesn’t want all those benefits?
There are great resources online and in books that give you the lists of the vegetables and fruits and what they can do for you. (I’ll post a link for you at the end.) If you are like me though, it is really hard to memorize those charts and it would be tedious to constantly be making sure that all your meals have each vitamin. The solution to making sure you get all those nutrients is to make sure that you plant and eat out of your Rainbow garden.
To design a rainbow garden, pick 2 or 3 vegetables or fruits from each color. Here is a list of a few vegetables and fruits by color to get you started.
This year I’m planting a rainbow of small tomatoes! I can’t wait till this summer to share pictures with you!
Comment question: What fruit tree/bush you would plant if you had no limits of space and climate zone? I’ll be posting about my dream garden next time.
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