10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow for Beginners
New to veg gardening? We asked the experts about the easiest vegetables to grow even if you don’t have a green thumb.
More and more of us are growing plants indoors, and that includes growing vegetables. Raising a vegetable garden offers many benefits, such as it saves money and trips to the grocery store. Plus, it’s much healthier to grow your own food since you are fully aware of the products used in the food. However, not all of us are up to the challenge of creating a permaculture garden, herb garden, or vegetable garden. We understand that it can be intimidating, especially for beginners.
To encourage you to start your own veg garden, we asked experts on the easiest vegetables to grow.
Peppers are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, especially if you live in a country with a warm climate all year round. For beginners, it’s best to purchase at your local nursery and start planting after the winter season. Plant the bell pepper seeds a quarter of an inch deep. Make sure to provide lots of sunlight and water carefully every week.
Okra is one of the most popular vegetables to plant because it’s drought-tolerant. It’s best to plant the seeds once the night temperature reaches 55°F. Experts advised picking pods when they are young and tender, around 3 to 5 inches long since long pods are too tough to eat. Okras require full sun of at least 8 hours every day and water thoroughly every week.
Peas are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in late winter since they are a cold-weather crop. It’s best to plant peas before the weather gets warm because they won’t produce once spring or summer arrives. Similar to okra, pick pods when they are tender and young. It usually takes at least two months until you can harvest peas.
Similar to peas, carrots are cold-weather crops, as well. Plus, they’re one of the easiest vegetables to grow. No green thumb required! Carrots thrive well in loose soil. Keep the soil moist and provide full sunlight. It usually takes at least two months until you can harvest carrots.
Basil is one of the most popular herbs to grow indoors. Yes, it’s not a veggie, but we think it deserves to be on the list because of its amazing flavor. It’s best to purchase a pot of basil at your local nursery and provide it will a full sun of at least 6-8 hours per day.
Beets are another cold-weather root crop that you can grow during early spring. Give beets space of at least 2 inches apart from each other. Beet seeds need full sun of at least 6 hours per day and cool temperatures. Keep the soil slightly moist, but avoid overwatering.
Radishes are one of the fast-growing and easiest vegetables to grow. Some say that you can grow radishes by simply throwing seeds onto the ground, covering it with half an inch of soil, and watering it. Seriously, it’s that easy. Grow radishes in full sun and keep the soil moist.
Similar to radishes, zucchini is also one of the easiest vegetables to grow. These veggies grow like crazy. You’ll be surprised by the amount of zucchini you have after two months. Trust us, we’ve been there, so we know. Zucchini is best planted after the frost has passed. It thrives under full sun in well-drained soil.
Cucumber is a slow-growing vegetable. Plant the seeds once the soil has warmed. Cucumbers grow best in the full sun of at least 5 hours each day. Keep the soil consistently moist by giving it an inch of water per week.
If you’re unsure how to start growing your own veg garden, start with green beans. Trust us, it’s the easiest vegetables to grow indoors or outdoors. You can even grow it on your windowsill. Plant green beans in the spring and full sun of at least four to five hours per day. Don’t let the soil dry out.
You must have noticed that most of the vegetables on the list require a sunny spot to thrive and produce. Make sure to check the type of sun your place is receiving before starting a veg garden. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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