Plant these easy to grow vegetables from seed indoors or direct sow in the garden.
If you think gardening is hard, it is not at all. Gardening has lots of benefits, such as therapeutic and relaxing. You can connect with nature right in your back yard, plus you can get free food from your yard. That one is rewarding and a bonus for you.
Don’t worry if you had never grown vegetable before, I put the list here to make it easier for you what seed to plant in the garden this year. If the spring already passes and indoor seeding is a bit too late in your area, then you can always direct sow some of these vegetables outdoor in the garden.
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Easy Vegetables To Direct Sow From Seed
One of favorite vegetable to grow among kids. Direct sow bean seeds after the danger of frost pass. Bean seed benefits from soaking overnight before planting day, it will make germination quicker.
Bush beans are a prolific vegetable, and you don’t need to stake them. The purple Dwarf Velour French Beans are beautiful and heavy bearing over the season. Beans are easy to grow and practically low care. The vining one such as Kentucky Blue Beans will need a trellis for support. Beans fixing nitrogen on soil, that is a big bonus for gardening.
Direct sow beets seeds in the garden when the ground is warm up and workable. Both roots and greens are delicious for cooking. Beets is one of the easy vegetables to grow in early spring.
Direct sow carrot seed in the garden once the ground warms up and workable in the spring. These tips will help you on how to grow the best carrot ever.
Growing corn in a small space is possible, and it is fun. I always soak the corn seeds first for at least 6 hours before planting. Grouping three corn seeds in the planting area are more beneficial than planting it in a row if you grow it in a small space. Corn pollinated by wind, so grouping them will have a high chance for better pollination.
While cucumber seed is okay to start indoors, you can direct sow in the garden too after the last frost date. Provide a trellis for cucumber growing support. If space for a garden is limited, then plant this Spacemaster variety in a container.
Also known as broad beans, the fava bean is a bush type of beans, therefore no need a trellis to grow it. Direct sow fava bean seeds in the garden after the last frost date in your area. Harvest fava beans when the pod is plump, and just before the shell turns brownish color for soft but crunchy beans.
Direct sow kale seeds in the early spring once the ground is workable. Harvest it as baby kale for salad or smoothies. You can also grow kale in a container.
One of the vegetables you can direct sow in the early spring. There are lots of varieties you can grow for continual harvest. My favorite one is the Grand Rapids lettuce variety, and it is early maturity and very easy to grow. Lettuce is one of the companion plants to grow with tomatoes.
Direct sow parsnip seeds in the early spring. You need long growing season to grow parsnip, but it will taste sweeter when it left in the ground until frost is coming in the falls.
Plant the peas seeds in the early spring as soon as the ground workable. Provide a trellis for the growing support. A simple teepee bamboo trellis will work just fine.
Probably need long growing season as pumpkin has long maturity days. Direct sow the seed once the danger of the last frost pass, or start indoors a few weeks before the last frost date. If you have a short growing season grow the short maturity pumpkin variety like this Early Sweet Sugar Pie.
Direct sow radish seeds in the early spring at the same time with carrots. Radish makes a great companion plant with carrot, as radishes will be ready to pick earlier and leave more room for carrots to grow without thinning process.
A perfect vegetable to grow in the typical spring weather. Direct sow spinach seeds in the garden once the ground is warm and workable. Spinach will go to seed when the day gets warmer.
My favorite one is the Bright Light variety. The colorful stems are beautiful and delicious for quiche. Direct sow the seed 3 – 4 weeks before the last frost date in your area.
Turnip grows in the cold weather make it perfect for cool season crops. Direct sow the seed in the early spring 3-4 weeks before the last frost date or in the late summer for the fall harvest.
Direct sow the seeds in the garden once the danger of the last frost date pass. You can start planting zucchini seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date.
Grouping method by plant three zucchini seeds on the planting area will give you lots of zucchinis over the summer. There always recipes for overabundance zucchinis like this Blueberry Zucchini Cake.
Easy To Grow Vegetables For Indoor Seed Starting
Plant the seeds indoors about 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. There are so many varieties to grow. If you are not sure which tomato you are going to grow, these heirloom tomato varieties or these early tomato varieties will give you ideas.
You can also skip the seed starting process altogether, and grow tomato plants from cutting instead. You will get lots of tomato plants for free this way.
If you have a short growing season, plant peppers or chili seeds indoors about 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. You can plant pepper seeds from kitchen scraps if package seed is not available.
Plant eggplant seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Eggplant needs heat for maximum growth. Transplant eggplant seedling outside after the last frost date.
Row cover or plastic cloche will provide sufficient heat when the cool temperature show on the forecast. Grow eggplant in a container if space limited, and it will be easier for you to move it around for maximum sunlight exposure.
Plant tomatillo seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. A simple heating mat will help tomatillo seed germinate. Transplant tomatillo seedling outside once the danger of the last frost pass and the day is warmer, preferably after planting tomatoes.
In full sun and regular watering, tomatillo will produce lots of fruits. Therefore you need to provide the trellis or tomato cage to support the plant.
Hardening Off Indoor Starting Plants
If you grow some of these vegetables indoors, you want to make sure these seedlings are ready before you transplant them in their final spot in the garden. Hardening off these seedling two weeks before the last frost date, by introducing them to the outdoor elements like rain, sunshine, wind.
Start it by placing them outdoors in the sheltered area for an hour then bring them back inside. Withhold watering, and allow the soil to dry out before watering it again. It might get sunburn or windburn if it has not done correctly. So, gradually increase the time to one to two hours each day and move them to the more open space to get the sunshine.Plant these 20 easy to grow vegetable from seed this year. #gardeningtips #vegetablegarden Click To Tweet
If the cold weather is in the forecast, cover the seedling with frost blanket in the protected area like the porch, or bring it indoors for the safe side. Do this process for at least two weeks until it ready to transplant them in the garden.
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