Starting a vegetable garden may seem overwhelming as you’re trying to figure out what to plant, when to plant it, and what to plant it in. But, it doesn’t have to be! I’m going to share with you 5 easy to grow vegetables that we had great success with during our first year of gardening.
There are different types of lettuce that you can choose from. Lettuce grows pretty quick, it takes up very little space so you can plant in a container or small area, and it is really easy to harvest. You can cut the tops off or pull the matured leaves from the outside as needed. Make sure to plant it in a partly shaded area, and water it often. The ideal time to plant lettuce would be in the Spring and then again in the Fall.
Tomatoes are easiest to grow from starter plants that you can get from your local garden center. You can plant them in a container, raised garden bed, or in the ground. When planting tomatoes you’ll want to make sure they will get lots of sun, and provide support for them as they grow, such as a stake or cage. Tomatoes grow best in hot, summer weather.
Peppers are very similar to the tomatoes, planting wise. They are easiest grown from starter plants, they love the hot sunny weather, they prefer moist soil and you’ll need something to support them as the peppers can weigh the plant down. You can pick the peppers at any size you prefer.
We sowed our green bean seeds directly into our garden bed in late Spring and they did great! Choose a spot for green beans that gets full sun, and make sure the soil is well drained.
You will want to start squash seeds in late Spring. You can grow squash in a container, garden bed, or in the ground. When planting in the ground you’ll want to make a 3-6 inch mound to provide good drainage. Squash plants can get to be about 2-4 feet wide, so make sure to give them space. Pick your squash when it’s small and the skin is shiny.
What vegetables have you found easy to grow? Let us know in the comments!