10 Super-Easy Veggies to Grow

| 2/15/2016 4:03:00 PM

Tags: small space gardening, container gardening, vegetable varieties, chives, dandelions, basil, lettuce, peas, broccoli, beginning gardening, Melodie Metje, Kentucky,

Chives In Flower-Worry Free and Pretty

So you want to try your hand at gardening and want to start with the easy ones. What would those be? Here are my top 10 easy crops to grow. All can be grown in pots or the garden.

Basil. This herb is great in salads, sauces, and pesto. Just plant it in a sunny location and forget it. Basil thrives on neglect. Only thing it doesn't like is the cold. Put out after all danger of frost has passed. Basil basics-harvesting, preserving, growing basil.

Chives. Another care free herb. Wonderful in salads and on potatoes. A perennial that comes back year after year with pretty lavender blooms in late spring that are pretty adds to home grown salads.  

Dandelions. A super nutrition green that was brought over by European immigrants. New leaves are great in salads, mature leaves are tasty wilted, and roots are great dried and used as a coffee replacement. 7 Ways Dandelion Tea Can Be Good for Your Health Just make sure you only use dandelions that have not been sprayed with chemicals. There are also cultivated dandelions with larger leaves and sweeter taste available.

Egyptian walking onions. My favorite onion to grow. These guys are perennials. They continue to multiply underground or by the bulbets they sprout in early summer. With their curly tops, they remind me of Medusa! The bottoms get the size of leeks and have the taste of white onions. The tops I use as chives. Egyptian walking onions.

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