7 Easy Vegetables to Grow

Growing your own food can be fun as well as beneficial for you. You can grow to be trendy, to preserve the past by growing heirlooms, but always for a rewarding harvest. I’ve been growing vegetables for most of my life and today I would like to share with you a few of my favorites that are easy to grow.

Carrots

Carrots are super easy to grow from seed in well-drained, lose, fertile soil.  Most carrots take about 65 days to mature.

carrot help

I grew that ….. and it was packed in with beets and feed with some rich organic soil.  I’m very sure that is what made it sprout extras.

* On my list for 2015 veggie garden is the beautiful colorful varieties.

Radishes

I recommend that everyone at least try once in their life growing radishes. They can be started just after the first frost in most hardiness zones and may even be able to tolerate some frost once they begin growing.  Guaranteed a harvest in under 50 days makes this veggie a win in spring and autumn. \

Lettuce

Who doesn’t enjoy a fresh-cut of greens year-round? I enjoy growing mesclun lettuce mix in my greenhouse in the winter months and out in the raised beds in the spring and early autumn.  Cut and come again varieties like this Tangy Mesclun Blend is a tasty and easy variety to grow.

960_6845_largeImage from Territorial Seed Company – Click on Link to purchase the seed.

Onions

The best onion starters can be purchased at most garden centers after the last frost.  I enjoyed growing a few sweet varieties by Bonnie Plants over the past few years.  Onions grow best in well-drained soil.  You can create these conditions in raised beds or containers in your home garden.

growing onions from starters
#littlehelper loved planting onions last week. She will be happy to see they are all sprouting new green after the rain we’ve had! @bonnieplants #gardenchat #ohio

Beans

Although there are many compact growing bean plants I totally love the asparagus yardlong bean that grows on a plant that reaches 5-9 feet tall.  Beans are super easy to grow in home gardens as long as you keep up with the harvest. The plant does best when harvested as needed.

asparagus yardlong Bean
From my summer harvest 2014. I was super surprised to find these beans that I had forgotten I planted. They were one of the last to be harvested last summer. I grew six different varieties of pole beans.

Kale

This was the year of the kale plant in my home garden for sure.  I’ve never had such a beautiful crop that were starter plants in my garden early June.  It is December and I still have these beautiful plants growing in a covered bed near the greenhouse.

kale in my raised bed garden 2014. I would love to try growing the kale in my borders of the landscape next year.
kale in my raised bed garden 2014. I would love to try growing the kale in my borders of the landscape next year.

Peppers

I’m willing to bet there are over 1,000 different pepper varieties on the market today for the home grower.  Some of my favorites are the tiny blends that come in unique colors and are perfect for container gardening.   Just look at these beautiful purple mix varieties you can grow in containers in the image below.

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A MUST have in my home garden for the past 15 years has been the Thai pepper.  This little beauty packs the heat and is great for drying to use in the winter months.

thaipeppers

The peppers in the image above got hit with a few frost and are still packing the flavor in my late autumn garden 2014.

 

Are you excited to grow veggies this year?  Please connect with me so we can grow together.  I would love to help you with any tips and advice I can get to you that will help you grow your own food.   Be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed Here.


 

 

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