No-dig gardening, Vegetables, Vertical gardening

6 Easiest vegetables to grow!

Start today by growing your very own vegetables and the the easiest to grow!

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, here are a few vegetables to start with to provide your family and friends a meal with.

6 Easiest vegetables are:

Radishes – Planted directly into the soil at 1 cm deep, covered by a thin layer of soil, sun position. Germination will take place at 7 – 14 days and harvesting will take place within 30 – 40 days. Its a quick and easy growing crop. Golden rule: Water moderately but carefully not to over water, causes the bulb to split.

Lettuce – Planted directly into the soil at 1 cm deep, covered by a thin layer of soil, sun to semi-shade position. Germination will take place at 7 – 14 days and harvesting will take place within 90 – 120 days. Its a crop that does not need a lot of maintenance and adds a refreshing texture to salads. Water moderately. Know how to grow lettuce successfully.

Pumpkin – Plant the seeds into seedling trays at 2 cm deep covered by soil. Once they have reached the height of 7 cm, transport to the area you wish to plant. Make sure it is well-rained soil and has nutrients to feed the plant. Plant the seedlings into the ground and give it some water to reduce the stress, this should be done in early mornings/afternoons where the temperature is a lot cooler. Water moderately. Harvesting will take place within 90 – 120 days. Get to know more on growing pumpkin.

Tomato – Planted either directly into the soil/seedling trays at 1 cm deep covered by soil. Once it has reached the height of 5 – 7 cm. transport to the sunny to semi-shade area you wish to plant. Make sure it is well-rained soil and has nutrients to feed the plant. Plant the seedlings into the ground and give it some water to reduce the stress, this should be done in early mornings/afternoons where the temperature is a lot cooler. Water moderately. Harvesting will take place within 90 – 120 days. More about tomatoes.

Cucumber – Plant the seeds into seedling trays at 2 cm deep covered by soil. Once they have reached the height of 7 cm, transport to the sunny to semi-shade area you wish to plant. Make sure it is well-rained soil and has nutrients to feed the plant. Plant the seedlings into the ground and give it some water to reduce the stress, this should be done in early mornings/afternoons where the temperature is a lot cooler. Water moderately.

Gem squash – Plant the seeds into seedling trays at 2 cm deep covered by soil. Once they have reached the height of 7 cm, transport to the area you wish to plant. Make sure it is well-rained soil and has nutrients to feed the plant. Plant the seedlings into the ground and give it some water to reduce the stress, this should be done in early mornings/afternoons where the temperature is a lot cooler. Water moderately. Harvesting will take place within 90 – 120 days. Read more about harvesting gem squashes.

Start today with just a couple of seeds, cocoa peat and water! After a few weeks you will have food for you and your family to feed ☺ Good luck!

6 thoughts on “6 Easiest vegetables to grow!

    1. Oh my that’s really cold! I live in South Africa, at the moment we are facing extreme water restrictions and terrible droughts. Also the never ending heat is hard to work in. I prefer winter in my country big time! Happy gardening! 🙂

    1. Hi Judith! 🙂
      If you are not sure your soil is good for the cucumbers, don’t worry. Make sure your soil is neutral, pH 7, they love to grow in it. By fixing this add mulch (do go check out my post called no-dig gardening) which is leaves, leaf mould, small twigs, hay, dry grass without seeds. This will put the nutrition back into the soil. There are two ways to grow cucumbers, horizontally on the ground or vertically on trellis’s (do go check out my post called vertical gardening) if you have small garden space. Also add in fertilisers such as volcanic ash, epson salts & wood ash (do go check out my post called different usage ways of wood ash).It’s companion plants are lettuce, beans, maize, nasturtium, marigold and sunflowers. Bad companion is potatoes, makes them go bitter and brings pest & diseases. Have any questions, happy to answer! 🙂

      Happy gardening!
      Kelly

      1. Thanks, kelly! I’ll will read your post for additional info. As of now, I have transfer my tomatoes. They sprouts from seed. But my backyard area for planting is limited since the soil is too hard for planting. The distance from each tomato does not reach 12 inches. I hope that will be fine.

        Judith

      2. If the soil is too hard to plant into, mix in some vermiculite, coco peat and volcanic ash. This will hold/gain the water content better making it well-drained. I would do the vertical gardening, it’s suitable for your situation. 🙂

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