Gardening: what vegetables to plant to start your garden

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Growing your garden not only offers the satisfaction of harvesting your own fresh vegetables, but it is also a great way to connect with your natural environment.

Let yourself be guided to succeed in this first experience.

The essentials to get started

Radishes are among the vegetables. the easiest to grow and also mature quickly. They can be planted directly in the ground.

Expect to harvest them between 3 to 4 weeks only. It is a perfect choice to obtain a quick result.

Radish is the perfect vegetable to start a garden. (©Kieferpix/AdobeStock)

HE salads They are another good option because they grow just as quickly and require little maintenance. Additionally, the ability to harvest leaves as they grow allows for continuous harvests.

HE Tomatoes They require a little more attention than other vegetables, but are still a popular choice for beginners. Cherry tomato varieties, in particular, tend to be more robust and offer a bountiful harvest.

A garden without zucchini It wouldn’t be a real garden… Don’t panic, zucchini are productive vegetables and relatively easy to grow. They are also growing rapidly. However, keep in mind that they prefer sunny, well-draining soil, although they are generally quite tolerant.

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Aromatic herbs

Growing aromatic herbs such as basil, chives, thyme or mint is an excellent introduction to creating a first garden. Herbs not only add flavor to your dishes but also have another advantage: they are beneficial in attracting beneficial insects to your garden.

To get started with your garden, you need to know some basic watering rules.
To get started with your garden, you need to know some basic watering rules. (©JorgeOrel/AdobeStock)

practical advice

If you don’t yet have gardening skills, these are the essential steps to make your garden a success…

First prepare the fertile soil. and make sure your soil is well amended with compost to provide plants with necessary nutrients.

Water regularly. Most vegetables need regular watering. But be sure to maintain a good balance, as too much water can be just as harmful as too little.

Most vegetables need too much sun thrive. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct light per day. Finally, avoid planting the same vegetables in the same location every year to prevent soil-borne diseases.

If you follow all of these steps carefully, your garden can only be a rewarding experience. Starting with easy-to-grow vegetables builds confidence and experience. With a little care, attention and patience, you can enjoy the fruits, or rather here the vegetables (!), of your own work.

APEI-News. Carolina Canault

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