The 7 Easiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden
Every year, when spring rolls around, I tend to get super excited! Not only with the changing season but also with the thought of planting a garden. Everything is beginning to turn green again, the weather is warming up, and the nurseries are shipping out their freshly grown plants.
My husband and I own a feed and seed retail business in Alabama. This is usually a busy time for us. We’re getting in new garden and grass seeds, garden plants, potting soil, fertilizers, and everything the home gardener may need for their lawn and their garden.
By the time spring rolls around, our customers are ready to get outside and get busy. So we need to be prepared to help them.
Many are eager to work in their yard, plant flowers, sow grass seed, and do some landscaping. They are ready to see some green grass and pretty flowers.
Others tend to plow up the soil, prepare garden spots, clean out raised beds, and test the dirt to see if it needs any added “ingredients.”
Everyone is ready to see something grow!
I have never really had a green thumb. I have killed many plants–even a cactus–, and they are supposed to be really hard to kill…
But over the years, I have developed some gardening skills, and my once brown thumb is beginning to turn a “light” colored shade of green.
Believe me; if I can grow a garden and produce vegetables for my family, you can too!
Don’t let it intimidate you, doubt your gardening skills, or give up before you even get started.
YOU CAN DO IT! Don’t give up and give in! Growing a garden can be fun and very rewarding.
Growing A Garden Can Be Rewarding
It’s easy to grow vegetables even if you are a beginner gardener. Growing your own vegetables will save you money and trips to the grocery store, AND you will know exactly what you are eating without worrying about harmful chemicals in your food. YUCK!
You can grow a garden in the ground or in containers. You decide what you have room for, how large the plants will get when fully grown, and how much you want to plant.
We have some customers who have beautiful and well-producing gardens that are grown in raised beds or gardening pots. You decide what will work for you. **If you choose to grow your plants in containers, they will need proper drainage holes, good potting soil, and sunshine.
Below is a list of 7 of the easiest vegetables (in my opinion) to grow in your garden.
These are some of the EASIEST plants to grow. You can do this!
Even if you do not have a green thumb, squash can make a beginner gardener a big success. They will spread out and take up room in your garden. They are excellent sauteed, steamed, and used in casseroles.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular plants to grow in a garden. If you plan to grow these by seeds, get a head start, and begin this process in February. Seeds need to be started at least 6-8 weeks before you plan to set them outside. Most people just buy tomato plants. It’s easier! Try Fried Green Tomatoes for a delicious recipe.
Zucchini is high yielding and a good pick for a beginner gardener. A few seeds will go a long way. Some zucchini will grow as long as 8-10 inches; some varieties even longer. I usually saute my zucchini and squash together. Zucchini noodles are also a healthier alternative instead of regular spaghetti noodles.
Pole beans, bush beans, butterbeans, green beans– so many choices. Beans are one of the easier vegetables to grow. They like warm weather and should be planted when the threat of frost is over. Pole beans will need some type of support for them to climb. Fried Green Beans are amazing!
Cucumbers are grouped into two categories: pickling and slicing. Choose the type depending on what you plan to do with your harvest. Pickling cucumbers are smaller and have thin skin to absorb spices and flavorings. They take up a lot of room in your garden. If space is an issue, you can put up some type of support and have the plant grow upright instead of along the ground. Cucumber sandwiches are perfect for the summer months.
Bell, hot, and sweet. There are many varieties when it comes to choosing which peppers you will plant. Are you canning and making pepper relish? Will you make pepper sauce? Do you just like to eat a pepper with your meals? Many to choose from depending on what you plan to do with them. Stuffed jalapenos make an amazing side dish or appetizer.
Choose a planting area that has good drainage and good soil. Herbs can be grown in containers or the ground. Harvest mature herbs in the morning, just after the dew has dried, and before the sun gets too hot. Herbs add such great flavor to meats and veggies!
Be sure to visit my free resource library for a copy of The 7 Easiest Vegetables to Grow In Your Garden. This is a guide to help you get your seeds and plants going this year.
What vegetables will you plant in your garden? Let me know in the comments what you will be growing this year.
The 7 Easiest Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
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