5 vegetables that even brown thumbs can grow

Growing your own vegetables at home is so satisfying. Not only does it feel good to bring fresh produce straight from garden to table, but vegetables you’ve grown yourself seem to taste better too!

But not everyone is successful when it comes to yielding decent vegetable harvests. Not because they necessarily do anything wrong mind – simply because they pick the wrong vegetables to grow.

Here are 5 of the easiest vegetables to grow in your garden (even if you’re a brown thumb):

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes can be eaten raw in sandwiches and salads or used to make delicious soups and sauces. The best part of all is that they’re very easy to grow. You just need a baby plant and some nice nutritious soil. Once in the ground, your plant will need regular watering, but that’s about it. Should you find any part of the plant that is overrun with bugs, remove and dispose of it immediately.

2. Leafy greens

Leafy greens like lettuce are extremely simple to grow. That’s because their seeds are tougher than most and can even survive light frosts. Furthermore, they don’t need tons of sunlight either. Plant them in moist, but not overly damp soil, and check for bugs.

3. Potatoes

Allow a potato to sprout a little and then pop it in frost-free soil. And then wait. While the sprouts climb, your potatoes will develop underground. A lot of the time, when they’re ready to be picked, the top part of a potato shows itself above the soil.

4. Cucumbers

If you’ve got a fence that could do with covering, plant some cucumbers. These resilient climbers like to twist and wind basically wherever they can. With plenty of space, warm weather and lots of water, your cucumbers should thrive.

5. Beets

Beets love cool, damp and nutritious soil. Plant them about half an inch deep under the surface and roughly 1-2 inches apart. Beets are renowned for their durability and can even continue growing through periods of frosty weather. Just be careful when thinning them out as removing one plant can disturb its neighbour.

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