easiest vegetables to grow

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Are you feeling discouraged because you think starting a garden is too difficult? You’re not sure what to plant or how to get started? Believe me, I’ve been there. Gardening can be daunting, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

I’m going to share with you the 7 easiest vegetables that any gardener, beginner, or otherwise can successfully grow.

Easiest Vegetables to Grow For Any Gardener

Growing your own vegetables can be a fun and rewarding experience, and these 7 vegetables are ideal for beginners. With just a little bit of care and attention, you’ll be well on your way to harvesting your very own homegrown veggies in no time!

So here are our top 7 beginner-friendly vegetables:

1. Tomato:

easiest vegetables to grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a classic garden staple and one of the easiest vegetables to grow. When we talk about starting our own kitchen garden, maybe 80% of us first think about fresh, homegrown tomatoes in our garden.

They can be grown in pots or in the ground, and only need about six hours of sunlight per day. Water them regularly and give them some fertilizer every few weeks, and you’ll be harvesting fresh tomatoes in no time!

Just look out for blight signs and little caterpillars which can hamper the growth of your tomato plant.

Tomatoes are packed with plenty of iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, B6, and C, and last but not least Lycopene (antioxidant) which prevents cancer. You can check tomato growing tips for more in detail.


easiest vegetables to grow Peas

Peas are another easy vegetable to grow, and they’re perfect for beginners because they don’t require much space. You can sow them directly into the ground or into a pot that has good drainage, and they only need about four hours of sunlight per day.

You can grow almost any variety of peas easily from seeds. Peas are also ideal for beginners because they’re very hardy and forgiving if you make a mistake.

If you want to grow peas in containers use pots that are about 10’’ deep.

The tender sweetness of peas just plucked from your kitchen garden, is so much better when you compare it with the pea from the store. Just try not to harvest peas in a hot environment (the ideal range is 40-85 degrees Fahrenheit).

Peas are high in fiber, iron, and various vitamins and can be a great beginner-friendly plant. See the detailed article on how to grow peas for more information.


easiest vegetables to grow radish

Radish is another vegetable that is ideal for starters.

You can sow the seeds outdoors, indoors, or in containers. They germinate quickly and don’t require much upkeep. And in case you have fertile soil extra feeding is rarely necessary.

Radishes are one of the quickest-growing vegetables out there, so they’re perfect if you’re impatient to see results. They can mature within 25-50 days (depending on the variety).

They can add a peppery addition to our favorite salads.

Want to know more about growing radishes? Check out how to grow radish for more details.


easy to grow carrots

Carrots are another great option for beginner gardeners. They’re relatively tolerant of different weather conditions, and they don’t require too much space to grow.

Carrots are easy to grow. You can sow carrot seeds directly into the ground in early spring. all they need is water, sunlight, and careful weeding.

Keep the soil moist. Dry soil can result in bitter and more fibrous carrots. Make sure that the soil is free from rocks and deep enough to handle root growth. The presence of rocks can result in crooked carrots which though taste-wise perfect but aesthetically look very bad.

Carrots are the sweetest, crunchiest, and in the best condition when taken out from your own garden.

Always harvest them when they are still small. If you leave them in the ground for too long it can result in overly large and woody carrots.

Want to know more about growing carrots? Don’t forget to read how to grow carrots.


easy to grow spinach

Leafy green plants such as spinach can be grown very easily from seeds. Spinach is a cool-weather crop and you can easily grow them in most home gardens.

Sow the seeds in fertile soil 4-5 weeks before the winter, and see them grow very rapidly.

It takes one and a half months for spinach to mature. Once the leaves are of reasonable size you can pick them to encourage new growth.

Spinach is high in iron and can be a wonderful addition to salads and soups. I have a detailed article on how to grow spinach you can read that for more information on growing spinach.


cucumbers are easiest vegetables to grow

Cucumbers can be sown in containers, gardens, and hills almost anywhere. Warm weather, regular sunlight, and watering are enough to yield high-quality cucumber.

Provide the plants with ample space to stretch their roots as the plants sprawl. Avoid planting cucumber at the time of frost.

It is a must for our salads. You can read more about how to grow cucumber for details.


Beans are easiest vegetables to grow

Almost any type of bean is easy to grow from seed. Plant directly into the soil or the container when the soil is warm. It requires plenty of water, ample sunlight and some cage to provide support for the vines to grow.

Beans are the powerhouse in terms of nutritional value. They are high in iron, fiber, protein, manganese, and phosphorous.


I hope you got some idea about what to plant as a beginner. These 7 vegetables are easy to grow and require little maintenance. They are also great for those who want to start a garden but are unsure of where to begin.

Having said that this list is only a starting point, there might be plenty of other such plants which you have experienced as easy to grow and maintain.

I will be really happy if you can share some of them here. If this post was helpful to you please consider sharing it with others too.

Happy Gardening.

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