Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Choices in gardening can be overwhelming for those who have never tried it before. However, even a few vegetables can show a benefit with regular watering and care. Container herb gardens can grow starter herbs like basil, chives, thyme or rosemary. Even small spaces can be home to a beautiful garden! Your home and family will thank you for the effort!
Try these suggestions for tips and plants to start you on the road of gardening.
This is one of the most popular plants for beginning gardeners. Tomatoes not only come in several varieties but also a variety of sizes. These plants can be quite prolific, so you may want to start slowly. Hanging baskets and pots can be a great choice for those with limited space considerations.
Don’t forget that tomato plants need lots of sunlight. Be sure to plan strategically.
Zucchini is another prolific plant. It can easily take over your garden if you don’t plan correctly! Start with only one or two plants in your first garden. Zucchini plants also need plenty of sunlight along with water – not an area to try to skimp! With this plant, either the blossom or the resulting vegetable can be harvested or eaten. Both are delicious. There is a reason that so many recipes contain this ingredient. Zucchinis will grow quickly, even overnight. If a specimen looks ready to pick, then grab it!
Like tomatoes and zucchini, green beans come in many varieties for the home gardener. A vine-growing bean is a great choice for those who are lacking in horizontal space, and bush types are available for those looking for a lower maintenance variety. Seeds only need to be planted in fresh soil where they can receive plenty of sunlight.
Another incredibly easy plant to grow is lettuce. Many varieties of lettuce are available – baby romaine, red or green leaf, some spicy and some sweet. This vegetable has the benefit of taking up only a little room needing small amounts of sunlight. Lettuce can also be harvested on a continual basis. Just tear or cut the leaves allowing the base of the plant to remain. The leaves will continue to be produced through the growing season.
Careful selection of plants for first time gardeners is a great way to see the benefits of growing plants at home. With a little bit of care, a wonderful harvest will be reaped!