Consider yourself lucky if you live in a house with a backyard, wherein you could grow some of your favorite and most frequently needed vegetables. Growing vegetables in your garden is a highly paying hobby as it helps developing the habit of eating healthy foods, devoid of toxic chemicals contained in fertilizers and pesticides.
As a novice you may find it a bit difficult to get started. Beginners should get started with vegetables that are easy to grow at home. Many can be planted in pots. However there are certain basics even for easy to grow vegetables. You need to assess the condition of your soil and understand climatic conditions of your state to select the most appropriate vegetables. Here are some easy to grow vegetables for beginners:
There are many varieties of tomatoes and most are easy to grow at home, especially cherry tomatoes. Rich in vitamins C, A, E and many antioxidants, tomatoes love sunshine and adequate moisture. You can grow these in small containers, tubs and hanging baskets. They spread out in space but you need not necessarily stake them as they look beautiful anyway. All that they require is water and feed, making it among the popular vegetables for beginners to grow. However, they need protection from frost. They may be planted indoors before transplanting to their normal position after the plants have attained a height of six to eight inches.
Peas are among the easy vegetables to grow. They need to be grown in ground and planted from March through June and start delivering fruit from July /August. You’ll need to support their stems with chicken wire or small sticks. You’ll surely relish the taste of fresh peas and the best thing is that the more you pick them, the more is the yield.
Radishes and spring onions
The reason for clubbing the two here is that these two are the most frequent constituents of regular salad. Both these form the easiest of vegetable gardening for beginners. Needing just over a month to grow fully, radishes thrive in cold, damp climate and hardly require any maintenance. These are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and folic acid. You can easily grow them in pots or in ground.
You surely require mint as garnish so often! You would better plant it in pots as it spreads out too fast. It can grow in any damp soil. You can pick it just before use and can freeze it too for subsequent use.
Among the easiest vegetables to grow, beets may be planted all through spring to summer. The crop is ready in 8-10 weeks and should be pulled soon, before they become woody and hard. You’ll enjoy its taste, since they are so different from the tinned variety you get in supermarket.
You get a large variety of green beans, of which flat beans are the simplest to grow. They flourish too well in warmer seasons but not in damp soil. You may plant these in small pots and then transplant to their allotted place or you could sow these straight into the soil. The yield will most likely surpass your expectations.