Below are several vegetables that are perfect for beginning gardeners:
- Lettuce: As with most leafy greens, leaf lettuce is an ideal vegetable for gardeners that are just starting out because it grows well in shadier areas and doesn’t take up much space. Lettuce is also a great vegetable for beginning gardeners since harvesting them only requires a quick snip off the top.
- Tomatoes: Similar to lettuce, tomatoes can grow in gardens of any size. This makes them extremely popular starter plants. Further, tomatoes are not picky at all when it comes to growing. While they prefer sunlight, they don’t always need it to flourish. And they can still grow well with minimal water.
- Radishes: An extremely fast-growing vegetable, radishes can be harvested after about a month. They are great for growing in containers or directly in the ground. Plus, as long as they have sun to partial shade, they are usually fine growing in soil that isn’t that great.
- Potatoes: All beginners should plant potatoes because they are super easy to grow. They don’t take up much room and grow well with weekly watering or regular rainfall. It’s almost impossible to mess up potatoes and gardeners can harvest the vegetable after about eight weeks if they want smaller specimens.