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Home Gardening: Easy To Grow Vegetables

It's useful to know which veggies are easiest to grow from seed if you're just starting out. Growing from seed is also less costly, more diverse, and has a greater success rate. Vegetable seeds that may be planted straight into your garden soil are included in our list below.

How to grow vegetables?

Grow vegetables in a protected, sunny location. Salad greens and other herbs are exceptions to this rule, as they can bolt (go to seed) in full light and hence perform best in partial shade. Remove weeds and add well-rotted compost or manure to the soil, then rake it level.

Grow just what you have room for. Salad vegetables may be grown in window boxes, pots, or growing bags if you do not have a large yard. Plants should not be grown too close together, and they should be pricked out if required - always follow the spacing recommendations on the seed packaging.

Here are some easiest to grow vegetables:

1. Lettuce

Lettuce may be started inside for early transplants or seeded straight in the garden because it is so simple to cultivate. In fact, doing both is advised for maximum output. Start some lettuce seedlings indoors in peat pots a few weeks before the final frost date in your location.

Despite the fact that lettuce grows best in full light, it is one of the few vegetables that can withstand some shade. In fact, as the season progresses, a spring crop will frequently live longer if it is sheltered from the afternoon light. Lots of lettuce may be grown in a tiny space, even a container. Loose leaf lettuce, which refers to types that do not produce a head, is the simplest to cultivate. It takes 40-45 days to develop, but you don't have to wait that long to enjoy it!

2. Green beans

Green beans are simple to cultivate since they require little upkeep and care to thrive. Bush beans mature in 50 to 55 days, whereas pole beans mature in 55 to 65 days. Bush beans frequently come in all at once, so plant every two weeks to ensure a constant crop. Pole beans require vines to develop and will continue to yield for a month or two if harvested regularly.

3. Radishes

Radishes are easy to raise from seed and ready to eat in as little as four weeks. These tiny plants may be grown in even the tiniest of gardens and make excellent veg plot fillers. Sow small amounts every few weeks for a crisp tang to your salads throughout the summer. Radishes are one of the simplest and quickest vegetables to cultivate in a home garden, but they can be picky about their growth conditions.

4. Cucumbers

They are incredibly easy to cultivate and quite productive. Cucumbers will thrive if planted in a region of the garden that receives full light and has equally wet, healthy soil. Cucumbers, like other summer vine crops, are heavy feeders that require a consistent supply of water.

5. Kale

Kale can take up to 95 days to mature after being planted from seed. Pick one handful of leaves instead of the terminal bud at the top of the plant each time you pick the kale. Kale may grow until the temperature reaches 20 degrees, and frost enhances the flavor. The fragile, tiny leaves can be eaten uncooked.

6. Tomatoes

Tomatoes tolerate a wide range of soil types, but you should add organic matter or fertilizer to guarantee adequate drainage, aid with insect resistance, and supply the nutrients required for rapid growth and abundant fruit. Grow tomatoes in a container using excellent tomato-specific growth mix if you don't have a large garden.

7. Squash

Squash is one of the most popular vegetable garden plants. This crop is quite easy to cultivate and does well in most parts of the United States. From planting to harvest, most types require 45-60 days. Sow seeds 5 to 6 weeks before the final spring frost if beginning them indoors. Seeds germinate in 3-10 days. Squash seeds have a four-year shelf life.

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