Tis the season to start garden planning. That’s if you haven’t five times over already, like yours truly.
I often get asked what plants to start with, or do I think will grow well on a friends property, and that’s a really tough question to answer because everyone has different climates, microclimates, soil, and time availability. What works for one person might not work for someone else in the same space. However, there are a few universal plants that do well in most soils, in most climates, with little to no attention and that’s what this list is about. The easiest to grow veggies.
Remember, when planting your garden that you don’t want to grow things just because someone else suggested it. Take some time and think about the foods that you actually eat, or in some case what your family/friends like to grow. For example, my mother is always giving me zucchini, so I’ve never grown it, we would just end up with an overabundance that would go to waste. Not a fan of mojitos? Why grow mint? Trust me a few minutes of forethought is totally worth it when planning your garden.
(Really most squashes are easy to start, but zucchini can produce a lot from a single plant)
(Mint, basil, parsley, thyme, sage are my favorites)
(Lettuce, swiss chard, kale etc.. they all come up easily and produce well, so long as you don’t have bunny problems like we have)
Green Beans & Peas
(I lumped these together because they are in the same family and are both super easy to grow)