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Easiest Vegetables to Grow

Easiest Vegetables to Grow

Do you want to try to be self-sufficient and grow your own organic vegetables? We selected some vegetables which are easy to grow and don’t require a ton of attention. A self-starter novice guide to planting vegetables in the garden or in pots.

spinach

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Spinach

Spinach is probably the easiest crop to grow. It can be assimilated to growing lettuce and this makes it the perfect candidate for novice gardeners.

  • Soil plating Requirements: well-drained soil with compost.
  • Light Requirements: Plant spinach in full sun or light shade
  • When to Plant it: Spinach can be planted year-round in most climates as it is a cold
  • Harvest time: 40-50 days
  • Spacing: 8 inches
  • Germination time: 6-21 days
bell peppers

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Bell peppers

Bell peppers are colorful vegetables with a long planting season. Because of this extended planting ability, we included them as our second easiest vegetable to grow. We recommend starting these plants indoors for 4-6 weeks before transplanting them outside.

  • Soil plating Requirements: well-drained soil with compost every month
  • Light Requirements: Plant bell peppers in full sun. They need at least 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day
  • When to Plant it: Plant bell peppers in early summer
  • Harvest time 60-80 days
  • Ideal temperature 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Planting time
  • Spacing 18-36 inches
  • Germination time 8-25 days
Yellow summer squash

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Yellow summer squash

Summer squash is another easy vegetables to grow. Start your squash seeds indoors or buy squash seedlings for a quicker harvest. Squash grows on a vine, so be sure to give them ample room for their vines to run. You can attach the vine to a trellis or left to run along the ground.

  • Soil plating Requirements: well-drained soil with regular
  • Light Requirements: Plant the squash in sun or partial shade
  • When to Plant it: Yellow summer squash can be planted in the summer
  • Harvest time : 48-65 days
  •  Ideal temperature: 70-90 degree Fahrenheit
  • Spacing: 12 inches, 3 feet (row)
  • Germination time: 6-12 days
Easiest vegetables to grow

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Easiest vegetable to grow in pots:

onions

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Onion

Onions grow well in pots. They are easy to plant and grow and can be very useful if you cook every day! Make sure to plant the seeds at 4 inches depth for the best results.

tomatoes

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes should be the starting point for any garden enthusiast. Primarily, it’s because tomatoes are incredibly prolific in containers. They can provide, on average, up to 10 pounds of fruits for each potted plant Tomatoes need lots of sunlight, so keep that in mind when planting them.

Make sure to plant the seeds at 12 inches depth and to water regularly.

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