Vegetable gardening requires a commitment of time and effort. But if you start with a few easy to grow vegetables that don’t require daily care, you will be eating fresh all summer.
The best news is you don’t even need a full garden. Most of these vegetables can be grown in containers and kept at a hand’s reach.
Beans are one of the most prolific vegetables you can have in your garden. They are super easy to cultivate. Pole beans keep going from mid-summer until frost. All you need is a packet of seeds and something for them to grow on.
Green beans will thrive in fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. They will also benefit from digging some finished compost.
Green beans flourish in full sunlight. Keep your garden watered so that they stay evenly moist until all seedlings emerge from the soil.
Tomatoes are fragrant and nutrient-rich, and nothing can beat the taste of a freshly picked homegrown tomato. The low-maintenance choice for tomatoes would be hybrid cherry tomatoes. Hybrids generally have better disease resistance.
They can be grown in the garden or containers, staked or allowed to sprawl or hang. Little water and a lot of sun, tomato plants will bear fruit all summer long.
Carrots are an important root vegetable to have in your garden. They are cool-season producers, but you can also plant them midsummer.
If you’re potting them, the pots are deep enough to handle the growth. They are easy to grow as long as your seeds are planted in loose, sandy soil.
It’s important to keep the soil moist for the best germination. They will benefit the most in full sunlight, but they can also tolerate a moderate amount of shade.
Spinach is a tender-leafed veggie that is the perfect base for all your salads and is a great source of iron and vitamin B2. You can pick it continuously once its leaves are of a reasonable size to encourage new growth.
Plant your spinach seeds in soil that has been prepared about a week before planting. Place it in a spot where it will get full sun to light shade. planting spinach about 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost in spring is ideal, as well as 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost in the fall.
Keep your soil moist with mulch and fertilize if necessary if growth is slow. Water regularly to ensure a healthy harvest.
Cucumber is great in salads, juices and on its own as a snack. It’s a veggie with a lot of health benefits. It’s an easy low maintenance vegetable to grow in your garden.
Cucumbers thrive in direct sunlight. They require fertile soil (mix in compost and/or aged manure) before planting. Keep the soil moist and well-drained. Plant your cucumber seeds indoors about three weeks for early harvest, before you transplant them to your garden.
Cucumbers will grow quick so long as you water them consistently. They need one inch of water per week. If temperatures are high, they need more water. Using a fence is great if you have limited space in your garden. It will protect the cucumber from damage as a result of lying on moist ground.
Bell peppers are some of the most multipurpose vegetables to have available in your garden. They make a crunchy additive to salads, add a pop of color to soups.
Start your seeds off in indoor planters about 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost date. About a week before they’re ready to be planted in your outdoor garden, be sure to adjust them to the outdoor weather conditions. Make the soil properly fertilized. They need about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily.
Bell peppers are extremely heated sensitive. Watering every day may be necessary to help them thrive.
Radishes are ideal for beginner gardeners. Plant seeds directly into the garden in early spring or fall for a peppery addition to your favorite salads. You can easily grow and harvest this tangy root veggie in your garden.
Add aged manure or organic fertilizer to your soil and plant about 4 to 6 weeks before the average date of spring’s last frost. Also, you can plant radish seeds in late summer or early fall. Radishes need plenty of sun light, or else they will put all their energy into producer larger leaves.
Keep your radish beds moist, but not soaked. You should water them frequently and evenly for quick growth.