That even beginning gardeners can grow!
Imagine the lush greens and wonderful smells, the sumptuous lunch from freshly picked fruits and vegetables right at your backyard… Doesn’t this want to make you plant your own vegetable garden?
Gardening is a fun and relaxing activity that offers a lot of benefits- the whole act of planting and taking care of your garden is a good exercise that is healthy for the body, the abundance of plants gives you a free supply of clean fresh oxygen as well as makes your home more beautiful, the wonderful smells from flower and herb gardens are sure to brighten up your mood, and fruit bearing plants provide clean and organic fresh produce.
Do you want to take up gardening as your latest hobby but don’t know where to start? Then here are 10 ideas for easy to plant vegetables that even the most clueless of beginners can plant!
Lettuce and Spinach
These two are green leafy vegetables perfect for a salad, or to add flavor and texture into a dish. They are best planted during the spring or fall seasons as these plants prefer cool weather temperatures of 35 to 75°F. They are best sown directly to the soil, and can be harvested within 1.5 to 3 months.
Radish and Carrot
Root vegetables like radishes and carrots can be planted anytime from spring, summer, and fall, with ideal weather temperatures at 60 to 70°F. You can plant these directly into the ground, or grow them in containers, as long as they get plenty of sunlight. These vegetables can be ready for picking in 2 to 3 months.
Tomato and Bell Pepper
These two are essential ingredients for a lot of dishes, and the good thing is that they are easy to grow yourself. Whatever type of tomato or pepper you want to plant, it’s best that you do so in the early summer, when temperatures are at 60 to 60°F. You can plant these into the ground or in containers, and can harvest them within 1.5 to 3 months.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini
Another thing you can plant in the summer are summer squash like yellow squash and zucchini. These vine plants love the warm season and need to be planted at temperatures of 70 to 70°F in composted soil, and are ready for picking within 1.5 to 2 months.
Cucumber and Green Beans
Finally, there are tasty vegetables like green beans and cucumbers, which come in different shapes and sizes. These plants are best to plant during the summer, with ideal weather temperatures of 55 to 85°F for green beans, and 70 to 85°F for cucumbers. You can plant them into the ground or in containers, and are ready to be harvested within 1.5 to 2 months.