Our first year gardening there was a fear we were going to do all this garden planning, starting plants inside and then nothing would grow. Some plants are tricky, but there are also some of the easiest vegetables to grow.
When we say something is easy to grow, we mean that it meets a few criteria.
That criteria is:
They are how prolific they may be.
How resilient they are to weeds, disease, and pests.
How long can they produce and stay healthy with as little of our interference as possible.
These 4 crops meet and exceed those expectations by a country mile. If you are a new gardener (or just a gardener looking for some easy crops), then you should try these!
Top 4 Easiest Vegetables To Grow:
If you are new to gardening, want to create a quick harvest in your victory garden, or just don't have a green thumb, you definitely want to try these out.
How to grow peppers is the poster child for easy to grow vegetables. We have talked about how easy peppers are before. They are one of our favorite crops to grow simply because they are easy, prolific, and really colorful and nice to look at.
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.
You can learn everything you need to know about how to grow tomatoes in one easy guide. Add a few plants to your garden this season and see for yourself how easy they can be to grow.
Green beans can be a bit of a pain to harvest if you don't have them separated enough. However, growing green beans can get you a lot of harvest 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. That means double the veggies for you and your family. Plus, you can freeze green beans for the off season.
Summer squash (like growing yellow squash and growing 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. And, you can freeze yellow squash for the off season.
Squash plants produce so much fruit (and there are many types of summer squash). 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!
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