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Top 10 easiest vegetables to grow for beginner gardeners

Do you dream of harvesting your own home grown vegetables, but just don't know where to start? Growing your own isn't complicated.

Starting a garden can be simple if you grow the right crops. There are many that yield a great product and don't require a ton of work.

While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening success.

Here is a list of the top 10 easiest vegetables you can grow, regardless of skill level or age.

1. Carrots

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Find a plot of soil (or a deep pot) that is free from rocks and deep enough to handle this root vegetable.

Rocky soil can result in crooked carrots that, while perfectly edible are not the most aesthetically pleasing. Carrots are ready for harvest when their tops breach the soil line.

 

2. Green Beans

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There are many different kinds of beans but broad beans are one of the easiest vegetables to cultivate. Bush beans are more productive, but broad beans are easier to manage. Pole beans, while easy to grow, also need a trellis.

Watch the bees pollinate their pretty flowers and before you know it you will be harvesting a bumper crop of fresh-picked beans from June onward, with a flavor that puts supermarket beans to shame.

 

3. Lettuce

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Crunchy fresh leaves with a fantastic range of textures and flavors. A salad fresh from your yard is unbeatable! Luckily, lettuce- a vast category of plants that includes micro-greens, head lettuces, leaf lettuces, spinach, and arugula‚ is an easy plant to grow and maintain.

 

4. Cucumbers

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If you let them, cucumber plants will sprawl, so provide your plants with ample space to stretch their roots. Try smaller varieties to make your own homemade pickles! Be sure to avoid planting cucumbers until all danger of frost has passed.

 

5. Spinach

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Spinach is remarkably high in iron and is a wonderful addition to salads, omelets, and soups. You can pick it continuously once its leaves are of a reasonable size to encourage new growth.

 

6. Tomatoes

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With a little water and a lot of sun, tomato plants will grow and fruit all summer long! Tomatoes are fragrant and nutrient-rich, and nothing can beat the taste of a freshly picked homegrown tomato!

 

7. Radishes

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Radishes are ideal for beginner gardeners. Plant seeds directly into the garden in early spring or fall for a peppery addition to your favorite salads. Scarlet Globe is one easy option.

 

8. Bell Peppers

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Like tomatoes, starter bell pepper plants are widely available at nurseries and home improvement stores. They make a crunchy additive to salads, add a pop of color to soups, and act as a nutritious complement to kabobs.

 

9. Summer Squash

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Squash is a high yielding plant, so you will probably only need a few plants to feed an entire family.

Squash plants dislike the wind, so be sure that your plot has some protection. Harvest when the plants are about 8-10 inches long.

 

10. Basil

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You can grow basil in pots or in the ground‚ even indoors on a sunny windowsill. Sow seeds directly into the garden in a sunny, well-drained area.

When the leaves reach a desirable size, just pluck them from the plant and wait as the basil continues to provide fragrant and flavorful leaves that you can also dry and use long after summer is past.

 

The above are some of the easiest vegetables you can grow, but there are many, many more veggies for you to try. This is just a starter list.

The more you garden, the more you grow.

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