Top 10 Easy to Grow Seeds
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
May 23, 2011
Filed Under Garden and Lawn
Contributed 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.