Do you want to create a beautiful garden in your backyard but don't know where to start? We’ve brought you 6 easy-to-grow vegetables that are perfect for beginner gardeners. With a little basic gardening knowledge and some helpful tips, these 6 plants will help you build your confidence in your gardening skills and reward you with beautiful homemade herbs and vegetables.
Herbs are very easy to grow and basil is probably one of the most popular ones. Not only is the aroma and taste delicious, but the sight of this herb in the garden is also beautiful, making a wonderful addition to the landscaping. However, you must know that basil is very sensitive to frost, so make sure that the temperature is constantly above 10 Celsius before planting outdoors. Basil also grows perfectly in containers, but you need to water it regularly to prevent it from drying out.
The best thing about mixed greens is that you can grow them on a windowsill or almost anywhere. Lettuce is a cold-weather crop that can be planted in both spring and autumn. Lettuce can tolerate being crowded, so you can grab any pot and sprinkle plenty of seeds. When some of the leaves are big enough to eat, thin out the crops and then cut off the leaves as needed.
Mint grows like crazy, and growing it in the garden is a very fun experience due to its amazing fragrance. Mint can be very invasive, so it is recommended to plant it in a container and trim it regularly to promote new growth. It needs partial sun exposure and to be kept evenly moist.
Oregano is one of the best herbs to grow in your garden since it is so commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. You will also find a beautiful white flower that bees love, which can grow and spread rapidly when released. Moreover, you’ll need to allow it to dry between every watering as it doesn’t like to sit in wet soil. Make sure you provide it with full sun exposure.
If you’re looking for sun and easy vegetables to grow, look no further than carrots. They’re very rewarding once you pull their colorful roots from the soil. Although carrots take a long time to mature, the final result is so worth the wait. Throughout the growing season, plant them every 23 weeks for invariable harvesting. You need to allow the top of the carrots to poke through the soil before collecting them. They need full sun exposure and consistent watering.
Radish is a great vegetable to grow at home since it doesn’t require a lot of soil depth, so you can easily plant it in a container. Radishes also thrive in cool seasons, which means that they will be the first plants to harvest in winter. It is important that you don’t place the seeds close to each other. Make sure you also allow the radish to peek through the soil before collecting it. Ensure partial sun exposure and consistent watering, but don’t overwater them.