What vegetable is easiest to grow? This is a question many gardeners struggle with, especially when they are starting out. I have personally always been interested in growing vegetables, no matter what the season was or what the soil conditions were. As I started getting older, I also became more aware of the need to be more self-sufficient, so I decided to look into the different vegetables that were easiest to grow. I spent a lot of time looking at gardening books and magazines to get ideas.
One of the things that I did notice, is that there are some vegetables that can be difficult to grow. Carrots for example, require a great deal of work in order for them to grow properly. I have a very small back yard, so I didn’t think I was going to be able to grow carrots in my own property. Luckily I discovered that there were other easy to grow vegetables. Lettuce, radishes and spinach were some of the easy plants to try. They all require very little in the way of work or attention from you.
The most important factor that determines which vegetable is easiest to grow is your soil. If you don’t have the proper soil in place, most vegetables will not grow properly. My recommendation is to use a low maintenance landscaping ideas. There are many different low maintenance landscaping ideas that can be used, you just need to find what works best for you and your landscape. Some low maintenance landscaping ideas include; pergola, trellis, gravel and even small stones all work well.
A couple other easy plants to get started with are beans and potatoes. Both of these are relatively low maintenance, and they also taste good. The first time I planted potatoes I didn’t want to use low maintenance soil, so I went to the store and bought some compost. What I found at the store was very limited. The soil had lots of it already built up, and the only way that I was able to plant potatoes was by using plastic tubs as stake holes.
Once I got the soil prepared, I went ahead and dug a hole about four feet deep and then put in two bags of starter compost. I also picked out some larger rocks that I wanted to place on the soil so that the plants would have more room to grow. I then went about choosing the plants that I wanted. I decided that I didn’t want the hardy perennial grass to take over, so I chose tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers. I wanted the easiest way to grow them, so I went ahead and picked the ones that I wanted to plant.
When the weather started to get warmer, I went about putting down the bags of soil and then filling up the holes with the starter compost. What I did was fill the holes all the way to the top, then spread a layer of dirt on top of the compost and then set the stones in the bottom. I wanted to make sure that the water would be able to percolate down between the stones and into the soil, so that I didn’t have to do anything else to keep the vegetables growing.
When it came time for me to start my first harvest, I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to use the same vegetables that I grew in the previous harvest. I tried to look around at what I had in order to grow them in the new holes, but they were just not growing as well as the vegetables that I grew in the soil. The problem was that because the potatoes were growing in the soil, it was hard to get any of the nutrients in for the vegetables. What I needed to do in order to make sure that I had enough water to feed them was to add a water log to the bottom of the garden.
You don’t have to wait for rain to water your garden. In fact, when you are digging your hole for your vegetables, make sure that you place them in water that is sitting on the top of your soil. Digging your holes deeper than this will help keep more of the water in, and will also help the roots to grow strong. What I learned was that the question, “what vegetable is easiest to grow?” is a very easy one to answer if you are prepared to look outside of your box and think outside of traditional ways of growing vegetables.