If your new lockdown hobby is to take up gardening, but you’re feeling a little lost as to where to start, don’t fear, you’re not alone!
Before you can start gardening, you might have to assess your garden space to see if you need to tidy it up and prepare it, then you can explore the world of horticulture! Get started with these easy to grow plants.
Not only are tomatoes one of the best vegetables to grow for novice gardeners, they’re also so versatile, and there are so many delicious dishes you can make with them. If outdoor space is in short supply, they can be grown in hanging baskets, just ensure they have plenty of sunlight.
You might want some salad to go with your tomatoes, and lettuce is another plant that grows quickly, giving your new-found skills a confidence boost. Lettuce doesn’t need much room to grow and takes little maintenance.
Another vegetable that doesn’t require much space is the green bean. No matter whether you are growing bush beans (which grow on a bush) or pole beans (which grow on long vines) they grow easily. Be sure to give pole beans support to grow on, such as a trellis or fence.
Few vegetables are as easy to grow as courgette. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that courgette needs a fair amount of water to keep growing strong (about 1 to 2 inches per week).
Daffodils will grow just about anywhere. Plant your bulbs in autumn, before the group freezes, in a spot that catches plenty of sunshine, and come spring you’ll have a sea of yellow daffs.
These little guys are tough. Certain types of pansies are tough enough to survive a hard frost in pots, which makes them great for winter gardens.
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