This summer, enjoy freshly picked, juicy, delicious tomatoes without having to go to the market. Rest assured, even if you're new to gardening, many vegetables are easy to plant. So what are the best recommendations? Read on and become a vegetable gardening pro in no time.
Leafy greens and lettuce: a must to get started
Leafy greens and lettuce are ideal for beginners because they require little maintenance. Water them regularly and they will grow well in most soils while resisting pests and diseases.
These vegetables grow quickly and can be grown in pots or in the ground. You can plant them in spring or fall, as they prefer cooler temperatures and can tolerate partial shade. The Romaine, Crispino iceberg or Lollo varieties are particularly recommended.
For other leafy greens, Swiss chard and kale are good choices for beginners.
Peppers: hot and flavorful
Chilies and peppers are considered vegetables because of their low sugar content and rather salty flavor.
They can be tricky to grow from seed, but planting seedlings is a great option for novices. They simply need a sunny spot with at least six hours of sunlight a day, well-drained soil and regular fertilizer.
Each plant can produce several fruits during the season. So provide stakes to support the fruit-laden branches. Hognose peppers, Purple Belle peppers and banana peppers are some easy-to-grow options.
Tomatoes: a winning choice
Tomatoes are one of the most common choices in a vegetable garden. They are fairly easy to grow and have a high yield. They adapt to a variety of climates and are more tolerant of temperature fluctuations than other plants.
These plants will also need to be staked when the fruit becomes heavy. Circular tomato cages are another popular option. Tomatoes need plenty of sun and water.
Radishes: the express harvest
Radishes are one of the fastest growing vegetables. They can be grown almost year round and thrive in cool weather.
Radishes can even benefit your entire vegetable garden, as they help keep pests away from other plants. Just be sure to provide them with at least six hours of sunlight a day and don't let them dry out.
Zucchini: effortless abundance
Zucchini are known for their abundant harvest with little effort. They need space (up to about three feet wide), generous watering and occasional fertilizer.
The Black Beauty variety (the common green zucchini) is recommended for beginners. A word of advice: harvest them regularly so as not to slow down their growth.
By following these tips, you'll be enjoying the delights of your own vegetable garden in no time. Go ahead and grow these easy vegetables for beginners, you won't regret it!
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