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7 Easiest Plants to Grow in Your Vegetable Garden

Gardening doesn't have to be hard work! For beginners, the thought of planting your own vegetables can seem daunting. Having fresh homegrown produce is worth it - both for your health and your cooking.

Here are some low-maintenance plants that you can grow in your own backyard:

Carrots

Carrots

Carrots are one of the healthiest vegetables you can grow. They're not at all picky, thriving both in planting containers and in the ground. Just remember that they like cool weather and fertile soil.

Best time to plant carrots: spring to early summer

Radishes

Radishes

Like carrots, radishes belong to the root vegetable family and don't need a lot of space to grow.  These eager beavers mature fast and prefer cooler temperatures.

Best time to plant radishes: early spring or late summer

Onions

Onions

Onions are so versatile and can be thrown in almost any kind of dish! They also grow quickly and can be resistant to a variety of diseases and garden pests.

Best time to plant onions: spring or fall

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are delicious AND nutritious! They're also very easy to cultivate from their seeds. Just make sure that they have plenty of water, sunlight, and room to grow!

Best time to grow tomatoes: May to June

Spinach

Spinach

Spinach is one of our favorite vegetables. Whether you cook it or eat it raw, spinach is always going to be tasty and good for your health.  Just make sure to protect your spinach crop from birds and mildew!

Best time to grow spinach: year-round!

Potatoes

Potatoes

Potatoes are an adaptable crop and a staple in most kitchens. They do best with plenty of sunlight and light soil.

Best time to plant potatoes: early spring

Basil

Basil

Fresh basil adds a lot to a variety of dishes. One of the easiest herbs to grow, it's also a fuss-free crop that thrives in warm weather!

Best time to plant basil: summer

Want to learn more? Check out more of our tips for Growing Your Own Basil Plant here.

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