Beans are one of the easiest and most rewarding garden vegetables to grow, and are great for plots both big and small. Most beans will need a structure to climb, or a trellis, while a few varieties, like the Bush Bean, will grow without one. Pole Beans, and other climbing bean varieties need vertical space to climb and can climb up to three meters or more if allowed to. Other varieties, like the Bush Bean, grow on small shrub like plants that stay closer to the soil, and do not trail or climb, but instead stay fairly compact and low.
Carrots are an easy root crop to grow and come in several different colors. If you can’t get your child to eat orange carrots, growing a white or purple variety in your home garden might just change their mind about the vegetable.
Cucumbers rank up with tomatoes when it comes to favorite vegetables to grow at home. And since growing cucumbers is so easy, no home garden (container or in-ground) should be without a vine or two. The plants are easy to grow and a couple of vines will keep a family eating fresh cucumbers all summer. Use these planting and growing tips to successfully grow your own crop from seeds. Continue reading Growing Cucumbers from Seed
Growing tomatoes from seed is quite easy. The germination time can be shortened by using a pre-germination moisturizing process. Place a sheet of white paper towel on a plate, then place two seeds for every tomato plant you want to grow on the paper towel. Place seeds flat and spread them out one inch apart. Cover with another sheet of paper towel and mist with warm water until the paper toweling is saturated, but not soggy wet.