Gardening: What Vegetables Make Good Dog Food?
Last month I posted some fun photos of Jack helping me ‘garden’ in our backyard. He wasn’t really gardening, he was digging for ground squirrels, but if I could harness that digging energy, I could have a garden dug in no time.
We are fortunate to live in Southern California and have wonderful weather and a 12 month growing season. We have many fruit trees on our property, including plums, apples, peach, grapefruit, fig and of course the avocados of which we’ve written about previously. We also have some wild cherry tomatoes that are just delicious.
We’ve also written about the farms in our neighborhood that grow celery, peppers and other crops – mostly strawberries, and leafy vegetables. But there are some other farms that grow flowers for sale at the Los Angeles Flower Markets – those fields are just beautiful.
This year, I’m seriously considering planting a small garden with some basic vegetables – vegetables for the dogs that is. We give Jack & Maggie carrots almost everyday, and I think carrots would be easy to grow. Steve is a big fan of broccoli and cauliflower, so I’d like to try those as well.
Vegetables that are Easy to Grow
I did a little research to see what vegetables would be the easiest to grow and here’s what I found:
- The Crisper Whisperer’s Edible Garden: 15 Easy Vegetables to Grow
- Martha Stewart: Easy-to-Grow Vegetables
Vegetables that are Good for Dogs
What about vegetables that are good for the dogs? I want to make sure that they are safe as a snack or to put in the dog’s food – not like the avocados that can be dangerous to dogs.
I was glad to see overlap on the two lists, so at least now I know which veggies will be good for the dogs that are easy to grow since I have a pretty brown thumb. Now I just have to get the motivation to dig the garden and plant it…oh Jack, want to do some digging?
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