Starting your first garden is a fun way to eat healthier and get outdoors more often. Whether you’re planning a large garden or a small garden this first year, you must know what vegetables are easiest to grow.
I’ve learned that being able to harvest a larger amount of vegetables helps encourage me to grow a garden year after year. When I first started gardening, it was all about trial and error. While you will go through some of your own learning curves as a beginning gardener, you must know which vegetables are considered the best options for a beginner to plant.
What Vegetables Should a Beginner Plant?
Radishes grow very quickly and only need 30 days before you can harvest them. This vegetable can be planted at any time of the year as long as you water them adequately.
This vegetable is nearly so easy to grow that you’ll end up with loads of summer squash. Sow 2-3 seeds together with compost around them and check back often. Summer squash can grow in just 2-3 days.
I loved including this option to grow because it’s so versatile. You can grow tomatoes anywhere as long as they have enough sunshine. Don’t forget to give them support as their stalks grow tall.
This vegetable for a beginner gardener needs room to grow. Cucumbers like to climb, so provide them something for their vine-like growth. They grow quickly and frequently in warm temperatures.
These delicious vegetables need well-drained soil that’s free from rocks if you want them to grow large. Many beginner gardeners opt to plant carrots in a raised bed to give them nutrient-rich soil.
There are many varieties of green beans, but they’re all pretty easy to grow for beginner gardeners. Most beans prefer full sunlight and plenty of room to grow as well as rich soil.
You’ll want to ensure that you have very rich soil for cabbage so mix up some compost or aged manure in the soil. You can plant cabbage about 12-24 inches apart, depending on how large you’d like them.
Peppers come in a large variety of options just like green beans. Most peppers need full sun and a soil that’s well-draining and rich in nutrients for maximum growth. Soil pH should be 5.5 to 6.5.
These are just some of the vegetables a beginner should plant. These vegetables I featured today will be an excellent way to encourage maximum harvest and the encouragement to continue gardening next spring season.
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