Most people start out with gardening by growing out a vegetable patch, as it is not only easy to grow, but lets the beginner try their hand at getting down and dirty with the process of gardening. It is comparatively easier to take care of a vegetable patch, rather than a full blown ornamental garden, which asks for more care, and complicated rituals to grow to full strength, and thrive. A vegetable patch on the other hand, takes up less space, is more productive in the functional sense, and would not destroy the entirety of your gardening space, if something goes wrong. In this article, we would be discussing ten of the easiest vegetables to grow out – a guide for beginners.
More commonly known as a tender crop amongst farmers, and professional gardeners, tomato is not only a beloved fruit cum vegetable, but is also one of the easiest vegetables to grow out, especially for beginners. It grows in a small vine like bush, which could be planted in a window sill planters, or a flower bed, and twine out in a charming creeper formation. It is both aesthetically pleasing, and functional, and the tomato itself is a juicy outcome of a well planted formation.
A long root vegetable, it is also easy to grow out. Carrots penetrate deep in the soil, and so the placement of the seeds is important and essential while planting these out – they can’t be dug in too deep, or too shallow, or the carrot might not grow. Similarly, the seeds need to be planted adequately apart, so the roots may not stave of the nutrition from one another. If you want to try your hand at single grown carrot for your first try, you can do it in a deep terra cotta planter. Just find a deep enough pot, and fill it to the brim with fine soil, plant the seeds, and wait for the stem to show up.
Fresh garden vegetables are irresistible – especially a wad of fine grown salad leaves. Lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and the fresh taste combines with the crispy texture of a home grown lettuce leaf is especially unbeatable. Aside from being easy to grow out, they’re quite like perennials – they do not need to be regularly planted like annuals. All you have to do, is do excessive sowings every two weeks to space out the harvest, and you’ll have a steady stream of home grown lettuce.
Grown in vast varieties, the eggplant is another easily grown and harvested plant. It grow out in a bush, and the vegetable itself dangles from stems when grown enough. It depends on the user whether they’d like to plant it in a window sill box, or a mud bed, but both situations are equally portable for the growth of this specific vegetable. As all plants do, they need a specific zone of light and shadow to survive, so plant this vegetable accordingly in your specified gardening zone.
A seed tuber, potato is most definitely a universal vegetable – as in it is equally loved, and eaten everywhere around the world, and thus, has to be grown out in large quantities to befit the consumption demands. It is also one of the more easily grown vegetables; they can be grown in large pots, buckets, and even small fields. Just keep in mind, one trick – that is, to leave space at the top of the containers to accommodate more compost to earth up the plants.
If not careful, the cucumber plant can sprawl out of control; so to contain the horizontal sprawl, you must have adequate spacing under the soil, and between the planting of the seeds to accommodate the sprawl of roots, so that the plant might go vertical. If taken care of in an adequate fashion, the cucumber plant gives of an appropriate amount of yield every season.
Depending upon the kind of radish you want – small and red, or white and long – you have to allocate the appropriate gardening zone, and the kind of soil. Since it is a long root vegetable, it would be wise to take care of the planting installments – planting the seeds not too deep, nor too shallow. This kind of plantation is ideal for beginners at gardening, and the fresh, peppery taste of these homegrown vegetables would be well worth the time and care.
These can be easily grown in pots – sown in late winters for an early yield, these peas would grow from tiny to big enough in the course of that time. These could be grown indoors too, if appropriate measures are taken, and there is an adequate amount of sunlight.
9. Bell Peppers
These are widely available in nurseries all over the world, and make for tasty additions to food, and salads. Their crunchy texture, along with beautiful green color make for attractive qualities, and the yield itself is productive enough for a single homestead.
One of the less conventional vegetables, the ladyfinger is easy to grow in your very own vegetable patch. Just be careful while giving it enough harvest time, that it doesn’t become too much, otherwise the ladyfinger would become bloated and fat, instead of long, and slender.