Looking to start growing your own produce this year? With spring just around the corner, there is no better time to start. We’ve compiled a list of the easiest veggies to grow to stay healthy and keep your wallet happy this spring!
Lettuce is the easiest of veggies to grow. It flourishes in mild temperatures in the spring and fall. It does well among other plants and flowers in a garden, as well as on it’s own in a pot. Although lettuce will do best in the direct sunlight a little shade here and there shouldn’t be a problem, which makes them great indoor or patio plants.
Though cucumbers grow best in warmer climates, there’s no need to wait until summer to start growing these sweet, crunchy veggies. They can be started in pots and then transferred outside once the winter frost outside melts away. Keep in mind that cucumber plants are sensitive to harsh chemicals and pesticides, so be sure to use organic fertilizer.
Radishes are some of the fastest and easiest veggies to grow, making them a favorite among both seasoned and newbie gardeners. Though they can flourish during chillier months in the spring and fall, they still need lots of sunlight, so be sure to plant them in a bright part of your garden. Give these guys a few weeks of regular sunlight and nutritious fertilizer and you will be amazed with the results!
Growing zucchini is easy and fun, especially because these plants produce such large amounts of squash in relatively little time. These guys grow best about two to three weeks after the last winter frost has passed. Be sure to give them lots of sunlight and at least two inches of water per week.
Chives, a member of the onion family, are not only a delicious addition to soups, salads and baked potatoes, they also grow beautiful purple flowers! These herbs grow in many climates and are resistant to cool weather. Keep in mind that this plant will take over your garden as the flowers will scatter their seeds when they ripen, so these herbs are best kept separate in their own pots. Be sure to keep these guys in full sun and be sure to feed and water them consistently throughout the season.
It is no mystery why basil is popular in cuisines all over the world – this sweet leaf makes a great addition to a variety of soups, salads, and pastas. Much like lettuce, you don’t even need a full garden to grow this delicious herb! All you need is a small planter, some fresh soil, water, and of course, the right plant food! Basil needs just a little bit of direct sunlight everyday, so be sure to put it next to a window if you are growing it inside.
The most important thing to remember when you are growing your own veggies is to keep them happy by regularly fertilizing. How can you expect them to feed you if you aren’t feeding them?! With the Aquavor Easy Feeding Can, nourishing your produce has never been easier or more convenient.
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