Three of the Easiest Vegetables for New Gardeners

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Vegetables for New Gardeners

With over 19 years of experience in business development, human resources, client support, and operations, Gary Rixson works as Balance Innovations’ Vice President of Business Development. Among the hobbies Gary Rixson keeps himself busy with outside of work is vegetable gardening.

Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding and healthy way to cut your grocery costs down, but gardening can often be intimidating to the beginner. Here are three of the easiest veggies you can grow at home to add to your dinner table.

1. Summer Squash – Summer squash, like zucchini, grow easily and quickly. They also are not very fussy, so you can plant them in containers or in the ground. While they do prefer a good deal of moisture and warmer soil, this just means you can plant them later in the season.

2. Carrots – Another easy-to-grow vegetable, carrots grow best in deep, well-drained soil, like that of a raised garden bed. If you do not have a raised bed, fret not, you can still grow carrots in a smaller space, or directly in the ground, though they likely will not grow as big.

3. Lettuce – Salads are practically the cornerstone of a healthy diet, and fortunately for you, it is fairly easy to grow. Lettuce does best in the cooler weather of spring and fall, and some varieties can be trimmed multiple times, increasing your harvest. Lettuce does not require much space and can even be grown in containers for gardeners without much room.