Easiest Vegetables To Grow For Gardening Success

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  1. Jill says:

    Actually, I find that tomatoes the easiest, and may not tolerate cold early, but they are the last to survive and hang on the longest when the weather gets chilly – they did well into October, Early November this past year. After a hard frost, forget it, but you can get them to hang on if you are pro-active in covering them for the first few early light frosts.

  2. Kylie M. says:

    I am thinking of starting a garden this fall for my husband and I. I want to save on groceries and think I would enjoy the time outside working in it. This site has been the most helpful that I have come across so far in my research! Thank you for your advice and keep the helpful tips coming!

  3. Joyce Pruhs says:

    Great helpful comments and info from everyone.
    This is my second year to Square Foot and I certainly hope it warms up soon. I have one 4×6–my son used what wood he had to construct the bed a year or so ago. New ones he made are two 2×12 feet beds to go against my back fence for trellising.
    I bought rebar and PVC pipe before I knew better, but will have to use it for trellisses this year. Hope they hold up to tomatoes, beans and cantaloupe.
    What do you think? Joyce, Granny gardener

  4. Brandon says:

    Some worthy mentions that you forgot Emily!

    Peppers – All shapes, sizes, origins and heat levels. Very interesting plants to grow and most will do very well with less but similar care than tomatoes. Cold is the only enemy really and long germination times require patience.

    Long Beans – An Asian pole bean, easy to grow, 18″-3 foot long beans that are more tender and tasty than most US standard green beans (Bush or pole)

    Corn – Plant it in good soil and let it grow.

    Another little trick for square ft. gardening is to use the Native American “Three Sisters” concept. Squash, Beans, and Corn planted together. Corn gives the beans a pole to climb, beans give corn and squash extra nitrogen (Most beans and legumes are “nitrogen fixing”), and squash shades the soil keeping it more evenly moist.

  5. Cheryl says:

    My favorite way to eat beets is in my mom’s mac salad. She has a great recipe and the beets add really nice flavor.

  6. Michelle says:


    We eat beets! My daughter and husband love them roasted! I take off the skins, cut them in to large bite size pieces and roast them w/my other root veggies. YUMM!

    We get a CSA box every week and get beets often. My 4 year old LOVES her veggies!!!!!

  7. Emily says:

    Either you are giving them too much nitrogen, or they are not getting pollinated. I notice that all my squash are usually buzzing with bees in the morning and evening. Is that true for yours?

  8. Khrysta says:

    I have been doing SFG for 7 years and have had wonderful success with it.
    Strangely though, the only vegetable I’ve had lousy luck with is zucchini! it’s not worms… the plant flowers and flowers and flowers and no fruit. what am I doing wrong?

  9. Emily says:

    Laura–I agree, garlic is SUPER easy to grow. I’ll have to try the Big Daddy variety. Sounds great!

  10. FAbulous post – I’m going to share it with my gardening friends via facebook! Can I add garlic to the list? Stick it in the ground in the fall and pull it up next summer. Too easy. And I’ve been meaning to share this. I started Big Daddy onions this year. They are growing better than my green onions and they store really really well. Give them a try if you want – you won’t be disappointed.