There are a lot of people out there who would like to start a garden but think it’s too difficult. In fact, once you get into gardening you will find that it’s not only easy, but it’s also a very healthy and rewarding thing to do. Another advantage of gardening is that you can grow your own food. What better thing to do than have a hobby that you can eat? Here are some vegetables that are easy to grow for the beginning gardener.
The first thing you should do is educate yourself on the harvest seasons of certain plants so that you can plant accordingly and always have something to put on the table.
Most beginning gardeners have found that yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, radishes and tomatoes are among the easiest vegetables to start with. The main thing to keep in mind is that potatoes and zucchinis have a way overtaking your garden, so they should be grown in appropriately sized planting containers to control their growth in a small place.
Squash are typically planted into small hills and are ready to eat when they are about six inches in length. For summer squash it usually takes just a little less than two months to mature.
Strawberries are a big favorite and the good news is they can grow in many places. Strawberries can grow in a window box or a hanging basket. The problem with strawberries is that humans aren’t the only ones who like them. You may need to protect them from squirrels or rabbits by erecting a small fence or cage around them.
Tomatoes are extremely popular because of their many uses and ease of growing. Like strawberries, tomatoes can be grown in everything from hanging baskets to garden boxes. Probably the biggest problem with tomatoes is the garden pest that love to feed on them. You may have to work on keeping them away, but the rewards will more than make up for it.