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What’s The Easiest Vegetables to Grow?

So What Are The Easiest Vegetables to Grow?

easiest vegetables to grow

Swiss chard is one of the easiest vegetable to grow and is delicious in a salad or steamed or boiled as a side dish.

The easiest vegetables to grow are vegetable plants the can grow in a wide range of soil conditions and are hardy and can tolerate cooler weather as well as hot temperatures and don’t require much maintenance.

I’ve compiled a list of vegetables below that I would consider to be easy to grow for anyone, beginner or pro.

Leafy Greens

Chard is delicious and even though you might not be able to tell by looking at them, is related to the beet. The plants remind me more of kale or spinach than a beet and the flavor is similar spinach too, but I’d say it’s sweeter and if a leaf can be “creamier” then I’d say that too! Swiss chard, or simply chard, is easily planted directly into your garden, so no need for starting them indoors and transplant it out into your garden. It’s usually a great producer, so you get lots to eat without a whole lot of effort (my kind of plant) and you can pick the leaves off all summer long and enjoy it in salads and cook it like spinach, very delicious either way!

Mesclun is several varieties of leaf lettuce that originated in France and the name mesclum literally means, “mixture.” Regardless of that though it’s easy to plant and grow. You can plant one variety, buy a mixed seed pack or buy the varieties you like and make a mix of your own. To plant leaf lettuce you just sow directly into prepared soil, cover lightly and water. You can get three sometimes four harvest before you need to turn the soil over and replant the next batch of seeds.

Root Crops

One of the easiest vegetables to grow and one of the fastest growing vegetables is the radish. They have large seeds with a germination time that is fast which makes them a favorite for beginner gardeners, children and gardeners who are impatient around the world. Radishes are extremely tolerant and grow well in either cold or heat. The very best thing about them, in my opinion is the crisp, delicious and a bit of a kick plus you can harvest them in around four weeks!

Beets are another really easy to grow that can plant just as soon as the soil can be worked. Most people when they think about beets thing of the root, but did you know you can also eat the leafy green top of the plant as well.

To grow beets you simply sow the seeds direct into you prepared garden bed, cover and water. In about 4 weeks, if you like small beets you can harvest your beets and greens or wait a few weeks longer for larger beets. The thing to keep in mind about beets is if you leave them to long they will start to get woody and tough to eat.

Beans

Beans are really easy, maybe one of the easiest vegetables to grow and one of my personal favorites because once they start producing around eight weeks after planting it’s almost non-stop harvest.

Eat lots of them fresh and freeze lots of them to enjoy over the winter months. You can choose either bush or pole beans, both of which come in several varieties. My preference is the pole bean because there is a lot less bending over to harvest them. If you have limited space and are growing your garden in containers the bush bean is a good option to help you maximize the space you have.

Summer Squash

Crookneck, pattypan and zucchini are all summer squash and all are very easy to grow. One good healthy plant and you’ll be giving away the extra summer squash you have. These are quick growing, turn you back and it seems like they’ve doubled in size! After all danger of frost is gone you can plant them directly into your garden. Regular watering and fertilize regularly, about once a month is all you really need to do for strong plants.

Easy to Grow

So what do all these vegetables have in common? None of them have to be started inside or hardened off with very little trouble or issues with disease. They all can grow in a wide range of soil conditions and do not require a lot of maintenance. With regular watering and monitoring for any issues you will have a great harvest in no time!

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