DIY Vegetable Garden for Your Baby Food

DIY Vegetable Garden for Your Baby Food | How To Make Homemade Baby Food from a Garden at Home

If you’ve ever wanted to grow your baby’s food at home, then this DIY veggie garden piece is for you.  Even with organic baby food options available, there’s something wholesome about giving your newborn something home-grown. 

Whether you’re a veteran gardener or someone who has never given their green-thumb a test drive, you’ll be glad you tried this out.

In-ground gardens are the traditional way to go, but raised vegetable (above-ground) gardens are also an option.  Either one will get the job done.

 

First, select a sunny area for your garden’s location – your veggies will need around 6 hours of sunlight a day, so choose carefully.

Ideally, you’ll want to plant your veggie garden in loam soil.  Loam soil is created from a combination of sand, silt, and clay, generally in equal or nearly equal proportions.  Home improvement stores can tell you all about your options for soil.  You can also enrich your soil by fertilizing it with compost.

Purchase high-quality seeds for top-notch baby veggies.  The best are always organic and heirloom but making your baby food from your own garden is already a huge step. As you select the contents of your garden, remember that the best vegetable ideas for babies are squash, peas, potatoes, celery, and other nutritious items that you can smoosh up for them.  Luckily, the baby vegetables list is short, so you don’t have to worry about having an overwhelmingly large garden to maintain. Here are some vegetables you will want to plant in your baby’s vegetable garden:

  • Beans
  • Sweet Potato
  • Squash
  • Butternut
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Zucchini
  • Kale
  • Potato
  • Broccoli
  • Beets

Fruits depend on the climate you are living in but apples, bananas, mangoes and plums are usually some of the first foods your baby will try.

Before planting, know how much growth room each vegetable crop will need and space them out accordingly.  Once everything is planted, just remember to water your crops, pluck out the weeds, and harvest your veggies when they’re ready.   

As it grows colder or if you get tired of tending a garden, switching back to purchasing your baby’s food from elsewhere is okay!  In this day and age, there are so many alternative healthy options (ex: organic baby food) that will keep your baby just as happy and healthy. 

Bon appétit!