If you find the thought of keeping your very own vegetable garden charming and romantic, it’s time to put on your garden gloves. As a first-time gardener, however, there are a few vegetables you should steer away from as they require special attention. Don’t let your first project wither away before it has even begun; make use of these easygoing plants instead, and watch them flourish with your loving care.
Although they do need a fair amount of attention to grow up to be as healthy and nourishing as possible, you can easily get away with caring for these even though your thumb is less than green at the moment.
Start by building yourself the perfect salad for lunch by letting a few of these standard greens decorate your new vegetable garden. They are quick and easy to harvest and grows up in no time so that you can reap the benefits as soon as possible. When you need a few leaves for your sandwich, just snatch of a few – but remember to rinse them well first.
If you don’t have a particularly big garden, these leafy friends will be your perfect way to start off; plant them in containers if you like, and make even better use of your gardening space.
Most garden experts agree that of all the vegetables you can choose as a starter plant, the humble tomato is definitely one of them. All they want is water and a nice spot in the sun, as well as a bit of support for their stalks when the vegetable gets heavy.
Get a cage for them right away to give your tomatoes full support as soon as they get bigger. It’s important that your plant has enough soil as well so that they’ll be able to develop roots along their stems; have a look at a topsoil calculator if you’d like to garden like a pro and keep your vegetables as happy as can be.
While my personal experience is that a tomato plant looks droopy a lot faster than the other plants, but some gardening experts swear that the less water you give them, the better the tomato will taste. Water it as you please and have a look at this article for more professional tomato tips.
Since your first two plants make the base for a delicious salad, we might as well continue down the same path. Cucumbers don’t take up a lot of space as they grow vertically and only requires warm temperatures, as with the tomato, and plenty of water on a regular basis. You could even grow them in containers if you’d like to save a bit of gardening space.
It makes sense that cucumbers need a lot of water, though, as they’re typically known for having a watery body in general. Anyway, give them enough love and care, and they’ll pay you back in spades – you’ll most likely have extra cucumbers to hand out to your grateful neighbours at the end of a harvest.
Green thumb or not; with these easygoing vegetables, you’ll be able to amaze your household in no time and can slowly but surely start to consider yourself a real hobby gardener.