Summer is the perfect time to start a garden. But if you’re new to gardening, it can be daunting to know where to start. Never fear. We’ve compiled a list of 5 easy vegetables that are perfect for starting a garden. With just a little bit of care, you’ll be rewarded with delicious homegrown veggies in no time.
Lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and it’s perfect for summer gardens. All you need is some good soil, plenty of sunlight, and regular watering, and you’ll have crisp, juicy lettuce in no time.
To get started, simply sow the seeds directly in the ground or in a pot. Lettuce grows best in cooler weather, so plant your seeds in early spring or late fall. If you plant in summer, make sure to provide some shade to prevent the leaves from wilting in the heat.
Radishes are another fast-growing veggie that’s perfect for beginner gardeners. Like lettuce, they can be planted directly in the ground or in a pot.
Radishes prefer cooler weather and will bolt (flower and go to seed) if planted during hot summer months, so stick to spring or fall plantings. Water regularly and thin out the seedlings once they’ve sprouted to give the radishes room to grow.
You’ll be able to harvest your crop in as little as 4 weeks.
Carrots are a classic garden staple that are surprisingly easy to grow. They do take a bit longer to mature than other vegetables on this list – up to 70 days. But they’re well worth the wait.
Start by preparing your soil with organic matter such as compost or manure to ensure that it’s loose and well-draining. Then, sow the seeds about ¼ inch deep and 1 inch apart. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and thin out the seedlings once they appear.
Remember to water regularly during dry periods. Carrots need about 1 inch of water per week during their growing season.
Green beans prefer warm weather and will produce an abundance of beans over a period of several weeks if given proper care.
To get started, sow the seeds about 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart in well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed. Water regularly, especially during dry spellsm. Green beans need about 1-2 inches of water per week during their growing season.
Once the plants have grown tall enough to support themselves, you can begin harvesting your beans.
What would a vegetable garden be without tomatoes? Unlike some other types of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes are relatively easy to grow and don’t require as much care or attention. They can be planted directly in the ground or in large pots. Just make sure that they have plenty of space to spread out and receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Water regularly throughout the growing season. Cherry tomatoes should receive about 1-2 inches of water per week during dry periods. You’ll know they’re ready to harvest when they turn red and plump.
We hope this list has inspired you to start your own summer garden. With just a little bit of care, you’ll be rewarded with delicious homegrown veggies in no time at all.