Gardening is a great pastime. It doesn’t take hours every day, yet it yields great rewards. It’s a huge accomplishment to bring in your own harvest and have fresh garden vegetables for dinner, and you’ll save lots on food as the years go by. However, it’s not perfect, and it can be a gamble when you’re just starting out. So, what plants should you try? How can you grow plants that you know nothing about? Try to find these easiest seeds to grow for beginner gardeners, and start with them!
While squash are expansive in size, and they’re amazingly easy to grow. The size of their seeds makes them easy to properly plant, and they germinate quickly. It’s almost foolproof to get these seedlings to sprout. All you’ve got to do is take care of the seedlings themselves! Spring planting with temperatures in the 70’s yielded almost 100% germination. Thinking of the future, squash are vining plants, and require a lot of space to grow. They aren’t ideal for small gardens.
These are great for the early spring. When it’s too early to try for any warmth-loving plants, radishes are there, and are very easy to sprout. You get early harvests out of them, and they’re great to practice with. It’s almost like getting a trial run on gardening, so you’ll know how to care for the next batch of seedlings! They don’t require a lot of space, so a wide pot should be good enough to keep them happy.
A head of lettuce is easy to grow, but the leaf lettuce is actually much easier to sprout. We recommend starting with leaf lettuce, such as salad lettuces, since they’ll sprout faster and yield quicker results with proper care. These will be great indicators of whether you’re watering them correctly and placing them in enough sun. Lettuce is usually a fall and early spring plant, since too much heat will kill them, so be careful when you plant, and when you expect to harvest! They are great for patio gardens, since they generally grow upward, and don’t take up a lot of space, but they do require a lot of water.
Beans are possibly the easiest seeds to start with, since they almost always sprout, and grow like weeds. Whether you buy a bush or pole type is up to you, since they require different things. A bush bean is exactly how it sounds, a bush. It takes up a lot of space, and would be better in a large garden. Pole beans vine out, and require trellises to keep them clean and off the ground. These are better suited for smaller gardens, but you do need the trellises to save your space.
Finally, the easiest of them all. Even if you’re not a fan of basil, they’re amazingly simple to grow, and will grow like a weed if you let them. Basil now comes in many different types, and all give a different scent, in case you’d rather smell than eat it. Try a couple of seeds of these, and see just how easy it can be to garden with basil!
Which do you think are the easiest seeds to grow?