Planting your very first garden can be both exciting and scary. You can’t wait to eat fresh vegetables you’ve grown yourself, but you soon realize that there’s so much about gardening you just don’t know. Add in a few incidents with killing houseplants and it’s enough to make a beginner gardener throw in the trowel.
Don’t give up before you get started. You can grow vegetables as a beginner and be successful at it too. As long as you have a location with 6 or more hours of light a day, are willing to add some compost to your soil, and you water regularly, you can grow a vegetable garden this year.
I’ll show you the 10 easiest vegetables to grow, plus 3 I think you should avoid your first year.
P.S. All the vegetables you see in this post are ones I have personally grown in my own garden.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.