Plants and gardens have always been a big part of my life. I can remember helping my Dad to prick out seedlings, even before I could see over the top of the potting bench.
Wondering which vegetables are easy to grow? From pots to plots, there are vegetables to suit gardens of every size. ‘Growing your own’ isn’t complicated. Read our quick overview of our top 5 easy to grow vegetables, and start sowing on your own.
Top 5 easy to grow vegetable seeds and plants for beginner’s
Crunchy fresh leaves with a fantastic range of textures and flavors. Try sowing our easy Salad ‘Speedy Mix’ throughout the summer months, and you’ll be cutting fresh leaves for your sandwiches just 3 weeks later!
Better still, they will continue growing so you can harvest them again and again. See our full range of salad leaves here.
Spring onions and Radishes
They are both so easy and quick growing that we couldn’t resist! Spice up your salads with spring onions and peppery radish.
Spring onions and radishes make easy vegetables to grow in pots or sow them directly into the ground throughout the summer for a succession of crunchy, colorful crops.
Well if you’re growing peas then you might as well grow the garnish as well! Mint is so vigorous that it will grow on almost any moist soil so it’s best to keep it in a pot to stop it spreading too far.
Use it freshly picked from the plant or you can freeze it in ice cubes to use later on.
Tomato plants are so quick that you can almost watch them grow so they are the ideal easy vegetable for kids to grow. Choose a bush variety like ‘Cherry Cascade’ that can be planted in hanging baskets and window boxes.
Bush varieties don’t require training or side-shooting so you only need to feed and water them. If you don’t feel confident enough to grow them from seed then order tomato plug plants.
For an easy to grow root vegetable try beetroot. Often used in salads but equally tasty eaten warm and freshly boiled as a vegetable. Beetroot can be sown directly into the moist ground from April to June.
As they grow, thin the seedlings to about 5cm apart. From winter you can look forward to harvesting your own colorful, succulent beetroot.
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In general use, a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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