What plants to grow in my garden to fill up on protein?
Vegetable proteins are extremely beneficial, both for vegetarians and for those who wish to adopt a balanced diet. Vegetable proteins are present in many plants that can be grown in our gardens. If you also want to fill up on protein, here are some tips to help you. To collect them, we simply went to the market where Lydie, a fruit and vegetable producer in Anjou, answered our questions.
In which foods do you find the most vegetable proteins?
Proteins are present in legumes such as lentils, beans, beans or chickpeas. You will also find it in certain vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, cauliflower or even garlic. Vegetable proteins are found in large quantities in corn, parsley, almonds and nuts.
How to grow peas and beans?
There are a multitude of peas, peas, gourmet peas or even mangetout. They are cultivated in the south of France and in the west. In Anjou, we have them! To grow them, you need to choose an airy and bright place. Plant your peas in October, space about 5 cm apart and water them very regularly. The beans are grown mainly in the South because they need a warm climate. They are planted between February and April and require regular watering at the start.
How to grow broccoli and cauliflower?
Broccoli and cauliflower are both grown in a sheltered vegetable patch. If you plant them in February, the shelter will need to be heated. If you wait for spring, greenhouse cultivation is possible. You should know that a plant can yield several vegetables so you must space your plants well. Broccoli and cauliflower are watered regularly and harvested 3 months after planting.
How to grow spinach and garlic?
Spinach is a fabulous vegetable that is grown all year round. In the cold season, prefer sunny areas and in the hot season, shaded areas. Spinach coexists wonderfully with cabbage, peas and beans, so they will be perfect in your protein garden. These vegetables love water and should be watered regularly. Garlic is also planted all year round. Depending on your region and its climatic conditions, you will opt for white, purple or pink garlic. Garlic likes the sun but not humidity. You will therefore need to add sand to the soil to facilitate drainage.
Do you have any other advice for us?
Not really. Respect your vegetables and eat in season. You will have quality products, full of taste and excellent for health. Personally I replace the meat with vegetable proteins once or twice a week, and I combine the legumes with other vegetables. To complete the protein cure, season your nut salads and opt for fresh parsley to sprinkle at will.