Gardening for Beginners: Best Foods to Grow First

If you are starting out your garden, these are the best vegetables you should grow.

If you are starting out your garden, these are the best vegetables you should grow.

The trouble is that if you think you were born without a green thumb, you may think that growing your own vegetables is just too much trouble. Trust me – it doesn’t have to be! There are vegetables that are quite forgiving and are a great place to start as a new gardener. You can even grow in containers if you would rather not create a traditional in-ground garden.

1. Root vegetables.

Carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips, and radishes are wonderfully simple to grow since the vegetable is the root. You don’t have to worry about staking or caging since they don’t climb. Just make sure you label what you plant and where so you know what you’re pulling up when you go to harvest.

2. Lettuce.

Lettuces (of all varieties) grow really well and will give you salad makings throughout the summer. I even recently read that you can put the bottom of a bunch of romaine in a ½ inch of water and it will regrow as you rip off the leaves!

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