There are actually various plants that you can easily grow in your garden. We chose ten from among them and have provided the details below. You’ll love how easy they can be planted and grown even in a home garden. It may also not be necessary to wait for a long time before you harvest them, so it will be both inspiring and motivating to take care of these plants.
#1 Potatoes Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels
Thinking of some chicken recipes for your family gatherings? Well, they can be even more delicious with some rich and tasty potatoes! Potatoes are a fun crop to have in your garden. They are usually grown during late February and March in warmer growing zones and later in the spring in the cooler ones. You can plant them either directly in a soil garden or in potato bags with a mix of soil and compost. Some gardening experts advise planting potatoes about four inches deep. They are ideally planted into rows with about 12 inches distance from each other. Interested to start your garden today? Check out how Plant3r can help.
#2 Tomatoes Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash
Oh-tomatoes! Who wouldn’t love to have a bunch of sweet, red, and juicy tomatoes in their garden? Based on research conducted by the National Gardening Association, almost 9 out of 10 American household gardens grow at least one tomato plant. It is a common ingredient on salad, juices, and even main dishes giving foods more taste and flavor. To germinate tomato plants, you will need soil with a temperature of 65° to 80° F. The tomato seeds should be planted 6-8 weeks before the estimated last frost in your growing zone. You can plant the seeds in a container (perfect if you have a seedling tray. Mist the soil with water to keep it moist but make sure not to overwater them. Maintain a 70° to 80° F room temperature. You will notice that within ten days, the little plants will begin to sprout. They require plenty of sunlight. Make sure to have your garden soil ready before transplanting the seedlings. Need more information on how you can successfully grow and harvest tomatoes? Plant3r can definitely help. Check this out.
#3 Basil Photo by monicore from Pexels
Basil is commonly used in combination with tomatoes and other plants. They make a perfect sauce for spaghetti and other pasta recipes. This plant is aromatic and is a common favorite of chefs to make their dishes more mouth-watering. Not only that, but basil is also considered a natural bug repellent. That is why it is planted together with other plants since it can keep unwanted insects away. Basil loves plenty of sunlight. Basil leaves should be planted at a distance of 12 inches from each other. Lightly water them whenever you notice that the soil becomes dry. When grown properly, your basil will grow healthily and you’ll have delicious leaves for your dishes. Plant3r can assist you to start growing basil today. Head up here.
#4 Radishes Photo by Sophie Mikat on Unsplash
Radishes are a perfect ingredient when making salads, appetizers, and other dishes. It is a crop ideal in cool weather. They develop spicy bulbs in the colder months of autumn and spring. To plant radishes, you should arrange the seeds to leave at least one inch between them on moist and loose soil. They grow fast and healthy in this type of soil. Some radishes can be harvested after 22-70 days after planting. Once you see the leaves sprouting, make sure to thin out the rows by cutting or plucking every other radish. Want to start growing radish in your garden today? Let our Planter Assistant give you a hand.
#5 Spinach Image by Konstantin Kolosov from Pixabay
Yes, it’s Popeye’s favorite snack and his energy food. Well, you can have it too- directly from your garden. Spinach is very nutritious and adding it to your meals can provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need every day. Learn the process of priming if you want to grow spinach successfully. First, soak the spinach seeds in water for 24 hours. Then, let them dry using a paper towel for 1-2 days. Seal the seeds using an airtight zip-lock bag. Keep them in a cool container for one week. Finally, sow the seeds on a tilled soil with an inch depth and a temperature below 70°F. When the leaves reach your desired size, you can then start harvesting them.
#6 Spring Onions Image by Anna Armbrust from Pixabay
Spring onions can give your salads a tangy crunch and delicious flavors. It can also add more aroma and delectable taste to various dishes. Spring onions are easy to grow. The most common ways are by sowing the seeds and regrowing it from the onion bulbs. Keep them moist by misting water. Also, cover to keep the humidity for the plants. For more information on how you can successfully grow spring onions, visit https://www.plant3r.com/.
#7 Beets Image by Tracy Lundgren from Pixabay
Do you love smoothies? Why not give your smoothies fresh, new flavors with beets from your garden? Beetroot is also a famous ingredient in salads and can be boiled and eaten as vegetables. It’s easy to grow and can be sown directly into moist soil, usually from March to July. Plant the seedlings 3 inches apart. To find out more about how to grow beets in your garden, see how Plant3r can help.
#8 Zucchinis Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay
Zucchinis are easy to grow and are really delicious. In just a matter of weeks, you will see healthy zucchinis grow in your garden. You need to have a row of inch-deep holes in the soil during early spring or mid-summer. Keep the soil warm and moist at all times. Plant3r Assistant will help you find the best tools and procedures on how to grow and harvest zucchinis effectively. Check it out here.
#9 Pak Choi Image by MetsikGarden from Pixabay
Pak choi is also known as bok choy. It is an Oriental vegetable that is included in the family of Chinese cabbage, Wong Bok, and Tatsoi. Pak Choi can be eaten raw or cooked by steaming or stir-frying. It is best served with soy sauce and other seasonings. These plants are grown in cool regions, but also in full sun or in warm areas with partial shade. They require well-drained but moist soil with organic matter. Find out more details with Plant3r on how long before you can harvest pak choi, as well as other best practices to grow healthy Pak Choi in your garden.
#10 Sunflowers Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay
A garden is not only for veggies and fruits. Why not add some flowering plants to make your garden more colorful and attractive? Sunflowers are one of the most common plants that can be grown in your yard. Their flowers are beautiful and their seeds can also be eaten. Plant your sunflowers in an open space so it can get enough sunlight. Keep enough space between each plant since sunflowers can grow tall and may throw shade on other nearby plants. You can start growing sunflowers the easy way by following the procedures on Plant3r.com.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t wait for another season to start growing your veggies and fruit plants. Start planting today the Plant3r way!
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