Anyone can grow the 3 best vegetables for beginner gardeners because all you need is a sunny spot, good soil, and water to plant a homegrown harvest.
After your first home-grown harvest, you will be ready to plant a second crop in midsummer that will give you a bounty to preserve for leaner days.
Growing your own tomatoes, peppers and squash will surprise you.
Seasoned gardeners love picking that first tomato and; when supermarket shelves become bare, they would just as soon open a jar of homemade salsa or spaghetti sauce.
As a beginner gardener, plant just one tomato, banana pepper, and squash in a small kitchen or balcony garden
Nothing beats the taste of home home-grown tomatoes fresh from the garden.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
Sweet peppers come in many colors, such as red, orange, yellow, green, and purple.
Choose from bell peppers, banana peppers, pimento peppers, and long Italian peppers.
Grow peppers from seeds or transplants.
Sow seeds six to eight weeks before you intend to set them in the garden.
Then plant them in well-drained soil where they will receive at least six hours of sunlight a day.
When setting out transplants, be sure to water regularly until they’re established.
Once they’re rooted, peppers are very drought tolerant.
Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in plants to bamboo stakes.
Stakes will come in handy later as the peppers become top-heavy with fruit.
Feed monthly with a little Miracle Gro Tomato Plant Food.
The most popular types of summer squash are yellow, both straightneck and crookneck, pattypan, and green zuchinni.
Plant squash seeds or transplants immediately after your last frost.
For example, in planting zone 7, I can plant after the last week of April.
Click the link to find your planting zone.
Plant again several weeks later to extend the harvest.
Plant squash on low mounds spaced 3 feet apart, leaving two plants per mound.
One mound per family member is plenty.
Once plants begin flowering, they will set fruit quickly and can be ready to harvest in just a week.
Pick yellow squash while it’s still small and tender that’s 4 to 6 inches long.
Harvest zucchini when it’s a little larger that’s 6 to 8 inches long.
Pick pattypan selections when the fruit is 3 to 5 inches in diameter.
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