Our first year gardening there was a fear we were going to do all this planning and planting and then nothing would grow. Some plants are tricky, but there are also some of the easiest vegetables to grow. If you are a new gardener (or just a gardener looking for some easy crops), then you should try these!
Don’t limit yourself to vegetables! You can also grow these edible flowers!
Top 4 Easiest Vegetables To Grow:
Peppers are the poster child for easy to grow vegetables. We have talked about how easy peppers are before.
They have very few, if any, real pests. They can withstand some significant neglect. And they don’t go bad if they are left on the plants for a long time, they just get hotter!
Tomatoes are not quite as hardy as peppers. Too much water can cause rot and other issues. And tomatoes can have some pest issues. However, overall, tomatoes can be a quite hardy plant.
They will also produce a TON of fruit as long as you keep it picked. Additionally, getting new plants going is easy as you can take off suckers from your main plant and plant them for new plants.
Green beans can be a bit of a pain to harvest if you don’t have them separated enough. However, you can grow a lot of green beans in a small area. This is a very easy and productive crop to get started with as they don’t take too much in the way of care.
Also, green beans mature relatively quickly, so you can often times plant two times in one season.
Summer squash (like yellow squash and zucchini) can be a little tricky in terms of pests. It is quite common to have squash bugs or squash vine borers come in and decimate all of your lovely plants. However, if you plant a little early in the season (or use pest control method) you can keep your squash plants going.
Squash plants produce so much fruit. Just a few plants can produce pounds and pounds of squash. You can never have too much squash – if you start to get overrun, try this zucchini nacho recipe!
What do you think are the easiest vegetables to grow? Let us know in the comments below.
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