Are you a newbie when it comes to growing plants? If you didn’t grow up around gardening then it can sometimes be tough deciding where to begin. What type of soil should you use? How often should you water the plants?
And don’t forget the most important question. What should you grow? Today in this article we will be going over the easiest vegetables that are both easy to grow and newbie-friendly.
First on our list are Carrots.
These vegetables are known to be rich in vitamin A. The most important thing to remember about carrots is that you must find soil that is both deep enough and free from rocks. If there are to many rocks in the soil then the carrots will grow to have to some pretty weird shapes haha. The best time for you to harvest carrots is when the you can see the tops on the top of the soil. There are many different types of carrots to grow. The type that you grow will depend on the taste that you want to enjoy.
Nothing tastes better than green beans cooked just right in the skillet. I used to love these when I was growing up. Not only are they tasty and healthy but they are also very easy to grow as well. There are many different types of green beans that you can grow. The type that you grow depends on the taste and texture that you like the most. I personally prefer bush beans. This vegetable will grow the best when the weather is nice and warm. You want to make sure you plant them well after the last spring frost.
If you are not someone with a green thumb, then radishes are the vegetables for you. These plants are also a good way to get children interested in gardening. They are ready for harvest in only 21 days. The important thing to know about radishes is knowing when to harvest them. You are going to want to plant them when the weather is nice and cool. After about 3 weeks you are going to want to harvest a few and wash them off and taste them. If they taste ready then they are ready.
We all love a good salad every now and then. When I was younger my grandfather had a garden with lettuce. I have to admit making a salad with fresh lettuce is life-changing. With a little salt about pepper, it’s great. Lettuce is a fast-growing plant reaching its maturity in about 2 months. Also it is best to plant lettuce in the cooler months of the year. Since lettuce grows quickly it is also a good idea to plant it with other ones that grow quickly such as radish.
Potatoes was some of the first vegetables that I ever grew in my grandfathers garden. They are very hardy and do not require to much effort to grow It is best to plant potatoes in early march. You must place them in a potato bag under the soil with a bit of compost. Make sure you don’t forget to water them as well.
Peas are also pretty easy to grow. You want to make sure that as they grow you want to support the plants with chicken wire. Also be sure to only pick the ripe pods as this will cause the pea plant to produce the most peas. The best time to plant these plants is between March and June. It takes peas about 2 to 3 months to reach maturity.
One of the best ways to grow spring onions in a pot. These tasty vegetables are great for both salads and stir fry. They are mostly planted from March to July. They reach maturity quickly as it only takes 8 weeks for them to be ready to harvested.
Onions and Garlic
These are probably one of the most common pairs of vegetables. They can be eaten with so many different items. It is best to plant these in late fall. You must plant these plants in well drained soil. All you have to do is water them every now and then. Once the green foliage dies away they are ready to be picked after you dry them in the sun.
I hope that now that you have read this article that you now have a good idea of what types of vegetables are newbie friendly and easy to grow. I know that when I first started gardening my grandfather was there to show me the ropes. But now with the invention of the internet I am here to help you as well.
Thank you and have a great day. In the near future I plan on talking about the easiest fruits that can be grown. I myself am a vegetarian and the really opened up the number of fruits and vegetables that I have tried.