In this article: Learn which are the easiest vegetables to grow if you are a beginning gardener, plus guides on how to grow each of them!
My garden is my favorite place to be in the spring, summer, and fall. It just makes me happy and fills me with a sense of accomplishment.
And I think everyone should be able to experience that feeling! It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment with a deck, a rented house you aren’t allowed to dig up, have a small yard or a large one….you can garden in some form or fashion.
And I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as a brown thumb. All you need is a little knowledge on the correct way to water and grow plants and you can have a successful garden!
How to Start Your First Garden
Now that you have decided you are ready to try gardening, let’s talk about what you need to get started.
1) Space: You need a place to put you garden. This can be your back yard, pots on your deck, raised beds, 5 gallon buckets, a large dedicated area for tons of plants. Whatever space you have available and want to use for gardening. (ps. here’s more on growing in containers)
2) Plants: This can be seed packets if you want to try starting your own seeds, or you can just run down to your local garden center and buy some plant starts to get you started.
3) Water: You will need a water source. A hose, a jug, a watering can filled in the sink. Watering is very important and improper watering can be the difference between a good garden and a not-so-good garden.
4) Healthy Soil: If you are growing in containers, choose a good quality, organic potting or garden soil. If you are digging in your yard for the first time consider digging in some compost or manure. We get loads of mushroom compost at our local mulch yard and use the manure from our livestock.
That’s the basics of getting started. Also check out my 11 Tips for Beginning Gardeners for some tips on having a successful first garden.
Now let’s talk about WHAT to grow in your first garden.
So those are, in my opinion, the 11 easiest vegetables to grow in your garden when you are just starting out. Be sure to check out all of my gardening articles to learn more about companion planting, troubleshooting, and controlling pests naturally!
Do you have questions or comments about starting your first garden? Leave them in the comments below!