Learning about gardening zones is the first step to a plentiful vegetable garden.
Starting a vegetable garden can be a fun and healthy activity. First, you have to ask yourself which vegetables you want to plant. More importantly, you have to determine which vegetables can actually grow in your area. Here are some easy plants to grow in your garden, depending on which USDA Hardiness Zone you live in.
Green beans are a great vegetable to add to your garden. You can eat them fresh out of the garden. You can even can them to enjoy all year round. Start out with these delicious and easy to grow vegetables. These low maintenance vegetables can be grown in zones 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
These in-ground vegetables are easy to grow. They’re hardy, and can be planted in the spring and fall. Radishes grow quickly and easy, giving you a plentiful crop. When you plant radishes, don’t leave them in the garden too long. If they aren’t picked early enough, they will lose their flavor. Radishes can be grown in zones 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
Carrots are the perfect addition to any vegetable garden. They’re easy to grow and low maintenance. They’re tolerant of frost, so you can plant them in late fall. You’ll need a sandy soil and full sun exposure for these root vegetables. Carrots can grow in gardening zones 4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
Cucumbers are an easy vegetable to plant in your garden. Just make sure you plant them in the warm season. The Farmer’s Almanac suggests planting them at least two weeks after the last spring frost. You can preserve cucumbers by freezing or pickling them. Cucumbers grow in gardening zones 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11.
Tomatoes are great for your vegetable garden. They come in a variety of sizes, from cherry tomatoes to the big Amish paste tomatoes. With tomatoes, you will have to be careful of pests and diseases. There are tomato starter plants available to make the growing process even easier. Tomatoes are also great for canning. Tomatoes can be canned just on their own. You can also make salsa and spaghetti sauce. These delicious vegetables can be grown in gardening zones 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
Lettuce is a hardy vegetable you can grow in your vegetable garden. These plants grow quickly and the harvest is easy. Just remove the outer leaves, while the center leaves keep growing. You can have a freshly picked salad, straight from your garden. There is a variety of lettuce you can grow in your garden. You’ll want to plant the lettuce in the spring. Lettuce can be grown in gardening zones 4,5,6,7,8 and 9.