Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners to Grow

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Lately I’ve talked to several people about starting a garden for the first time this year and they have no idea where to begin so I’ve helped them out by giving them some vegetables for beginning gardeners.  Since we are covered with pollen here in North Carolina, it’s a sign that it’s about time to plant.

You may have a place you want to plant a garden, but when it comes to actually planting many people don’t know where to start.  So…this is for all you beginner gardeners so you can be successful.

I’ve had a garden since we bought our house about 8 years ago. It’s been pretty small, but I have a new one this year that’s much bigger and I’m so excited!  These will all be in my garden!

Are you a beginning gardener? Here are some great vegetables for beginning gardeners to grow. Have your first gardening attempt be a success.

Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners to Grow

Tomatoes  

This is a great place to start.  They are so easy and don’t take a lot of effort.  If you buy seed packets, you’ll need to start these in the house because they are delicate.  My recommendation is DON’T!  I’ve done this before and it requires a lot of work.  I can do it if I need to, but it’s just as easy to go buy some little plants.   You can get them at the local nursery for a good price.  I only have 3-4 tomato plants and to buy the seeds and indoor growing kit can get expensive.

Peppers

There are very similar to tomatoes.  You’ll need to start these inside unless you buy the plants.  You can try green, but I like to grown the red, orange, and yellow since they are more expensive in the store.

Cucumbers

  These are a very easy plant to grow and I love making cucumber salad.  You just follow the instructions on the back of the seed package.  They require a lot of water so you’ll want to water these more than other plants.  They grow on a vine so you need to make sure you leave room and you’ll want to pick these before they get big.  Don’t let them grow to big, they don’t taste as good!

Green Beans

These are a really great and easy to plant and grow.  I’ve tried different varieties and the easiest and best I’ve found are the ones that don’t have a big string and grow bush style, not vine.  Most of the beans will need to be picked around the same time, probably all within a week.   Once most of the beans are picked, I pull the plants up and replant for a second round.  Now I’ll have a second harvest later in the summer.

Squash

This is another super easy plant to grow.  I stopped growing it because no one in my house like them except for me.  They also take a lot of space in your garden.  You can plant these from seeds outside too.

Zucchini

Zucchini is so similar to squash.  The plant looks very similar to squash too.  You can use zucchini is so many different recipes, like muffins and zoodles!  Grilled zucchini and peppers is to die for in the summer!

Carrots

Carrots are super easy to grow.  You can do whole carrots or half danvers.  If your garden is small and just a little off the ground then the half danvers are perfect!

Basil

I buy this at the nursery as a plant.  I love this herb.  I usually plant 2-3 plants.  My family loves fresh pesto and tomato and basil salad.  I love adding it to recipes.  You just pull or cut off what you need.  If you aren’t planning on making pesto, one plant is enough.

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