One of the most important benefits of my Original CrockPET Diet® is that you know what’s actually in your pet food.

When you switch your cat or dog to homemade, nutritious food, you no longer have worry about suspicious ingredients and processed foods.

While you’re providing nutritious meals when you buy your ingredients at a store, you can up your pet’s level of care and grow  some of vegetables found in The Original CrockPET Diet®.

When you grow your own food,you can avoid the dangerous pesticides and fertilizers often found in many store-bought vegetables.

Imagine watching your crockpot simmering and knowing that you grew some of those vegetables yourself. (Not to mention that you’ll get to enjoy some of those vegetables yourself!)

Here are 5 plants you can grow for your beloved pet’s delicious meals:


Broccoli is part of the brassica family of vegetables, and it’s a food I particularly recommend.

Depending on your location in the United States, you can start making a space in your garden for this nutritious food.

As your prepare your plot, make sure you avoid planting your broccoli toward the north or under a shady tree.

Always remember that broccoli likes the full sun.

And while you’re planting, make sure you put plenty of space in between.

If you do some research, you’ll find you need almost two feet between each plant.


Cabbage is another great addition to your garden. And like broccoli, it also likes the full sun.

However, if you’re following the usage instructions of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, you’ll want to avoid planting the cabbage next to your broccoli because they may attract the same pests.

And speaking of pests, make sure that your pet doesn’t become one!

See that your garden is properly fenced and is protected from your curious cat or precocious pup.

(This is especially important for all you terrier owners out there!)


Kale is another brassica vegetable that your dog can enjoy. Now is the time to begin planning for your kale crop.
You’ll enjoy how kale can easily withstand the first frost. Not only that, kale has some amazing benefits for your furry friend.
According to Medical News Today, kale contains…

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Betacarotene
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Fiber
  • Folate

Those are some health benefits you don’t want to pass up for your pet! Learn the diff types of kale here. 

Green Beans

Green beans is another one of the plants you can grow for The Original CrockPET Diet®.

If you enjoy slipping Fido a treat, this is a great way to be able to do that without damaging his health.

I recommend green beans as a healthy alternative to harmful, processed treats.

When you plant this vegetable, make sure you plant it near a fence or include some poles. This plant likes to climb. At harvest, you can feed your dog the green beans raw.


Not only are carrots a healthy food to feed your beloved pup, but they’re also known to have cancer-fighting properties.

According to one study, a carrot-based treatment slowed cancerous tumor growth in rats.

This study suggests other possibilities that carrots may have.

Here’s a tip for when you plant your carrots. The Old Farmer’s Almanac recommends that you avoid applying manure before you plant your carrots as this can cause deformities in their growth.

These 5 plants you can grow for your pet’s food help you provide your beloved pup or cuddly cat with healthy treats and nutritious meals.

Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t have a good idea of the harmful ingredients present in their dog or cat’s food.
If you’re feeding your dog store-bought pet food, educate yourself on what’s in your dog’s meals.


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