If you are new to gardening, growing your own vegetables and herbs is a great way to start. Vegetable gardening is one of the easiest forms of gardening and it’s so rewarding to eat what you’ve grown.
Michelle Obama famously created a backyard vegetable garden at the White House. Here are some easiest plants to grow that are the perfect fit for beginners, if you want to create one at your house:
Basil is a versatile and easy to grow herb, it is suitable for growing in containers or flower pots and can thrive both inside and outside. Sweet basil is the most popular variety of basil as it has large fragrant flowers and is fast-growing so you can enjoy your hard work almost immediately.
The biggest benefit to starting gardening by planning tomatoes is that they grow extremely fast. Smaller varieties of tomatoes such as cherry or grape grow quickly and produce edible fruit faster than larger varieties. All you need to do is plant them in a sunny location and watch them grow.
Mint requires very little care and is the kind of plant that practically grows itself, so it is perfect for beginners. Mint prefers lots of sun but it does also do fine is partial shade. You won’t have to wait long to enjoy this extremely fast-growing herb. Bear in mind that mint can spread very easily, so it’s best to plant it in pots to contain the roots and stop it from taking over other plants.
Radishes are one of the easiest and fastest growing vegetables you can plant in your garden, making them perfect for young and beginner gardeners. Radishes are so fast growing that you will be pulling the fully-grown vegetables in as few as 21 days from planting. Radishes can be planted in both sun and shade, just be careful that they don’t get too hot.
Peas are a trouble-free crop to plant in the cooler parts of the year. All they require once they are sown directly into the ground is something to support their stems as they grow. You can simply erect some chicken wire or netting between supports and the end of each row of peas. You’ll be amazed at how many fresh peas grow and the more you pick, the more the plants produce!
Onion plants are maintenance free and are such easy plants to grow. All you need to do is simply plant the onion bulbs in well-drained soil around spring or autumn then leave them to it, they’ll virtually look after themselves.
Rosemary loves both sun and shade and will grow in any soil, making it one of the easiest and hardiest herbs to grow. Rosemary is much easier to grow from clippings as the germination rate of seeds is very low. The pungent aroma of rosemary makes it a natural deterrent for a number of garden pests such as mosquitoes and other flying insects. Rosemary can also repel cats!
If this article turned your thumbs greed, check out more of our tips for beginner gardeners here.
Once you have reaped the reward in the form of delicious seasonal vegetables, check out our guide for what to eat in Autumn.