Vegetables form the most essential part of our daily diet, since our daily allowance includes five portions of fruits and veggies. However, the growing inflation and rocket high prices have made it difficult for an average man to enjoy the intake of delicious and highly nutritious seasonal vegetables. Even though few of us are able to afford the so-called ‘fresh’ veggies from the super market or a grocery shop, by the time the vegetables reach the kitchen, the definition of fresh changes to being moderately pale. Moreover, the danger of the presence of different pesticides further dampens the interest of buying ‘fresh’ veggies from the market. Ask anyone today, and you would find him/her blurting out a wish to have an access to the farm fresh vegetables. However, time and the space constraint have left almost everyone in a helpless situation. Nevertheless, did you know that there are some vegetables that are not only easy to grow, but do not require a farm for growing? In case you are a first time planter and looking forward to have a vegetable garden of your own, this article would be of help. In the following lines, we have provided a list of easiest grown vegetables. Just try them out and indulge in a fresh home grown vegan delight at every meal!
The Easiest Vegetables To Grow
Carrots are one of the no-fails for the first time planters. They require light, sandy soil and full sun and can be sowed as soon as the ground is worked upon. Plant more seeds every few weeks throughout the summer season. Few suggested varieties that can be grown very easily are nantes, chantenary, touchon and short n sweet.
Lettuce is another great choice for all kinds of gardens and can be planted throughout the growing season, early spring and fall being the preferred seasons. Hot summer situations are not preferable for the plant. The outer leaves of the plant should be harvested regularly, but the centre leaves should be left to increase the plant’s growing time. Try and avoid ‘head lettuce’ if you want to go in for easy growing.
Radish is also one of the easiest veggies to grow. Radish can peek out of the soil as early as 4 days, after it has been planted. It can be harvested just within four to five weeks from its sowing. The preferred season for sowing radish would be spring or fall. Some of the common and suggested varieties of radish are cherry belle, white icicle, scarlet globe and sparkler.
Tomatoes are a common veggie which can be found in almost all home gardens. Tomatoes need to be sowed indoor and kept under the roof for some time, until all risks of frost have passed by, before placing them outdoors, under the open sky. Some of the popular varieties are celebrity, brandywine, cherry or beefsteak.
Cucumbers can be referred to as the friendliest veggie to a new cultivator. Cucumbers are suitable for hot weather. It is better to wait until the weather turns warm, before you plant the veggie. Place is never a matter of concern for cucumbers. Cucumbers can grow on trellises. Dwarf varieties of the vegetable are also available for space restricted areas.
Green beans are easy to plant and give out a lot of yield. They are suitable for a warm climate as they do not stand good in a cold climate, especially if the soil is moist. The different varieties are the bush and the pole, the latter requiring trellising for effective growth. The blue lake and the Kentucky are the most famous varieties of green beans.
Onions are one of the most common grown vegetables. It can get a bit difficult to time the planting of the vegetable, especially from a seed, for a first time planter. Hence, it is better to grow onions from small bulbs called ‘sets’, which makes it easier for the learners to grow the vegetable.
Peas are similar to radish when it comes to their growth process, as they grow and get ready for harvest pretty fast. They prefer little moisture to prosper and require very little care. They are better when placed near a fence or trellis, which will make it easier for them to climb up as they grow.
This is the most popular vegetable that is usually grown indoors in flat containers, with some damp kitchen towel or blotting paper. Cress, like mustard, grows pretty fast and without much care.
Chard is not fussy like spinach and needs little or no care in its growth process, be it thinning or weeding. Chard is not only easy to grow, but also adds on to the beauty of the garden, especially the variety having red stems.
Spinach is a vegetable that prefers cooler climate, making early spring or autumn an ideal season for its sowing. The best type of spinach variety that can be grown is the ‘spinach beet’, as it is less likely to bolt.