8 Easiest Vegetables to Grow Even If You Don’t Know Anything About Gardening

Growing your own vegetable is fun and a great idea. AND you can do this even if you’re a newbie to gardening if you plant these 8 vegetables!

Growing your own vegetable is fun and a great idea. AND you can do this even if you're a newbie to gardening if you plant these 8 vegetables!

Raising a garden offers many benefits to the gardener.

It is much healthier to grow your own food. You are fully aware of what has gone into the product and know what you are eating.

Raising a garden also saves a lot of money.

Many are intimidated to take on the task, but starting a garden can be simple if you grow the right crops. There are many that yield a great product and don’t require a ton of work.

1. Lettuce

Growing your own vegetable is fun and a great idea. AND you can do this even if you're a newbie to gardening if you plant these 8 vegetables!

There are many types of lettuce that can be grown. You can grow leaf lettuce which is great for a mixed green salad.

You can also grow head lettuce such as Romaine or Iceberg.

Lettuce is a cool weather plant so it can be planted in early spring or fall. Lettuce seedlings can handle a little bit of frost. As long as the temperatures don’t dip below 45 degrees Fahrenheit then the plants should do just fine.

What makes lettuce so easy beyond the fact that it is cold resistant, is that it can be direct sown. When first learning how to garden, starting your seeds can be a difficult task.

2. Spinach

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Spinach is a very easy crop to grow.

It is much like growing loose leaf lettuce. You will need to plant it in well-drained soil with compost. It can be planted in full sun or light shade. It is best to direct sow spinach.

When you plant your spinach seeds, you will need to go through and thin where you planted a few weeks later. Just be sure to remove any area where you see clusters appear.

Spinach can be planted year round in most climates as it is very cold weather friendly. It can survive in weather as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

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