Top 5 Easiest Vegetables To Grow

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This is a good article for beginner gardeners. Just in case you are wondering what kinds of vegetables you can plant with minimal effort.

Here are the top 5 easiest vegetables to grow…

1. Spinach

Spinach is not only easy to grow but also very useful. It is vitamin-packed and it can be used for smoothies, salads, soups, baby food and a lot more.

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2. Lettuce

Lettuce is very easy to grow. Once you cut the leaves you can use the roots and grow lettuce after lettuce from it. You can easily make salads with lettuce or use it for smoothies or sandwiches.

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3. Radishes

Radishes are very easy to grow. They are actually very ideal for beginners. There are different types of radishes and all of them are easy to grow. You can buy seeds and just plant them and watch them grow. You can use them for salads, appetizers, sandwiches or just for plain snacking.

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4. Carrots

Carrots are also very easy to grow. They are also very useful and vitamin-packed. They can be used for stews, salads, soups, baby food, smoothies, juices and a lot more! There are various types of carrots that you can try growing.

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5. Tomatoes

Of course, we won’t forget about the tomatoes. 😀 Tomatoes are also perfect for beginners. They don’t need a lot of tending but they do need lots of sunlight. Also, you can use them for a lot of things like, sauces, stews, salads and a lot more. If you want to know how to plant tomatoes, you can read this post

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Free Apartment Gardening Book

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From 11-15 February 2016, you can get the Kindle book “Apartment Gardening” by Hoffmann Books free for your Kindle or Kindle App.

Just click here if you want to get it for free!

This book is concise and filled with lots of helpful tips and ideas to get you started with your own garden.

It’ll be free for 5 days, so don’t miss a chance on getting your own copy! 🙂

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Balcony or Terrace Gardening

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Some people are being hindered by cramped spaces that’s why they never tried gardening. But cramped or small spaces are not really a problem if you want to start gardening.

If you have a balcony or a terrace, that’ll be a perfect spot for your mini garden. For people who don’t have a balcony or a terrace, it is still possible to have a garden, but this for another post.

Gardening in small, limited or cramp spaces is also called “apartment gardening”. It is actually quite innovative to start your own garden in your flat or apartment. It’s perfect to have a balcony or a terrace, because you’ll have a source of sunlight because it is outdoors.

To get started there are some things that you have to decide upon. First is what do you want your garden to be? Do you want it to be ornamental or something that you can make use of?

Ornamental, is purely planting plants in your garden for the visual pleasure that it can give you. Like planting colorful plants (cacti, succulents etc.) and flowers. This is not purely unuseful. Since you can give aways flowers or plants as gifts.

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A small balcony garden
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A lush balcony garden with a decent amount of space

But if you want to maximize the use of your balcony or terrace, then planting simple vegetable bearing or fruit bearing plants and herbs is a must. Because you will be able to use the vegetables, fruits and or herbs for yourself and also for gifting to other people. Planting food bearing plants can also give one person the feeling of accomplishment.

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A small and simple planter box that will fit limited spaces

How to get started with your own balcony or terrace garden will be another post. But for now you have something to ponder upon if you are interested in starting your own garden in your apartment or flat.