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Top 10 Easy to Grow Seeds

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

May 23, 2011
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One of the top ten easy to grow seedsContributed by Paul Seaburn, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Why spend all of that green on greens at the grocery store when you can grow your own vegetables in your back yard, window planter or clay pot?

You don’t need a green thumb for these greens and other colors of vegetables – just some soil, sun and a little patience.

Here are my top ten easy to grow seeds:


10. Green onions

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Green onions are tasty from top to bottom. Plant the seeds as soon an the ground thaws in the spring and give them plenty of water and sun.

9. Peas

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Peas are a snap to grow, especially when you plant them near a trellis or fence so the vines can climb. Plant them early – at least a few weeks before the last frost.

8. Peppers

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Green or red, hot or mild, banana or bell – peppers add spice to any garden. They do best in direct sunlight but can grow with care in shade.

7. Green beans

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

With good drainage and lots of sun, you can plant beans all summer long for tasty side dishes full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Add a pole for them to climb and you’ll be telling the kids about Jack again.

6. Beets

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Beets provide two salad ingredients in one – crunchy roots and tasty greens. The greens keep growing until they’re covered with snow and come right back in the spring, while the bulbs store well for soups and side dishes.

5. Lettuce

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Use your head and plant leafy lettuce – the iceberg heads are harder to keep bug-free. Leafy lettuce grows well in cooler climates and comes in many tasty varieties.

4. Carrots

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Bugs Bunny wasn’t asking Doc what’s up with growing carrots because anyone can sprout them. Just make sure to pull out the smallest ones when the tops reach two inches so the rest have room to grow.

3. Cucumbers

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

If you have room for them to spread, cucumbers are easy to grow from seed. Plant them in a mound and pick them early if you’re making pickles.

2. Squash

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

There’s a reason why neighbors hide when they see you bringing a basket of squash or zucchini – they’ve been growing it too. Plant a little and find a lot of recipes for zucchini bakery and dishes.

1. Radishes

A list of the top ten easy to grow seeds

Crunchy red radishes grow in both containers and gardens and are ready to pick in just three weeks. Plant them in the spring for a milder flavor, in the summer for a spicy bite.



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