I’m hot to start my organic garden but I can’t decide what to plant. So many good vegetable and so little time and space. The following are 10 easy vegetables and when to plant them
10 Easy Vegetables from Lowe’s Creative Ideas magizine
- Beans – so the seed directly in late spring once the ground has warmed to around 70 deg. Provide support for the plants to grow up or just let them trail down from a raised bed or flower box.
- Beets: Plant the seed in the spring or late summer while it is still cool. Havest before the beets get thick and woody
- Carrots: Sow the little bitty seeds in the spring or late summer like the beets. Till or turn your soil deeply and amend with peat or spagnum moss and sand to allow for good drainage and a easy growing space for the carrots, which are of course just a big root. A tip in planting is to mix a table spoon of sand into your carrot seeds to help space them when planting. I hate to thin fresh little growths. It seems like a waste.
- Leaf Lettuce: Plant the seed or starts in the cool spring. Harvet before the weather turns hot to have the most tender lettuce. Protect from rabbits and chipmunks.
- Onions: Plant onion starts just about any time. Harvest when the foliage begins to yellow. Dry them out for a week before storing.
- Peppers: Plant after the last danger of frost. Support the plants by staking or with cages as you do tomatoes. Banana peppers are the earliest to pick. Bell peppers are later.
- Radishes: Some radishes are ready to pick in 20 days. Sow the seeds directly in the spring or fall and thin tight groups.
- Spinach: Plant in the spring or fall and harvest before the heat of summer or the first frost.
- Tomatoes: Plant as soon as the fear of frost has passed or plant starts when the ground has warmed to 70 degrees. Stake or cage the plants to keep the fruit off the ground and water consistently to prevent cracked fruit. Mulch to prevent soil-borne diseases from splash up on the foliage.
- Zucchini: Sow seeds in late spring. The plant needs lots of sun and room to grow. Harvest while the skin is still shiny.
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