Top 5 Easiest Edibles to Grow

by on June 27, 2012


Knowing that our goal here is to make gardening both enjoyable and productive, we have compiled another top list to give you our choices for the top 5 easiest edibles to grow. These garden favorites are great first plants for anyone regardless of your previous experience with plants.

  1. Lettuce
    It doesn’t get much easier than lettuce. If you’re growing in cooler weather and have a place that makes it easy to protect your plants from being scorched in the hottest part of the day, lettuce is a real no-brainer in the garden.
  2. Radishes
    Radishes are a double whammy. Not only are they easy to grow, they are fast growers that are usually ready to harvest in less than a month.
  3. Zucchini
    The new gardener’s mistake is a joke that I’ve laughed about for years. Because zucchini plants are small when they start, many new gardeners grow several plants, not realizing just how prolific they are.
  4. Beans
    If you have sun, soil and something for the plants to climb, you can grow beans. It’s really just that simple.
  5. Carrots
    The toughest part about growing carrots is making sure that the soil is loose and completely free of rocks and debris.

Of course with experience under your belt, you can grow most garden edibles easily. Check out our Growing Guide for info on how to grow your favorites.

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