Easy Plants To Grow For Gardening
Planting a garden allows you to get more in touch with the natural world around you. It’s a relaxing experience. If you’re a beginner, consider starting with these easy plants to grow. Many beginning gardeners like to start with flowers, because they are pleasing to look at and relatively easy to grow. Flowers come in two varieties: annual and perennial. An annual plant blooms once before dying, while a perennial will continue to grow. Both plants can reseed themselves or be grown from seed, and both appreciate deadheading, or removal of flowers which have passed their peak. Deadheading will encourage plants to keep putting out new blooms. Beginning gardeners should also remember that flowers do not like to be drowned in water, and that being slightly stressed often yields better blooms. Some excellent ornamental plants and flowers for beginning gardeners include black eyed Susans, lamb’s ears, blanket flowers, primroses, pansies, forget-me-nots, lavender, marigolds, sweet peas, nasturtiums, and cosmos. Beware: many of these plants will take over if given a chance to, and they can be difficult to eradicate. Many of these flowers grow low to the ground, making them ideal for borders and low flower beds. In some climates, they will be perennial, while in cooler regions, they will die in the winter.
Many edible plants and vegetables are also easy to grow. Zucchini, for example, is notorious for flourishing beyond all expectations. Many beans are also easy for beginning gardeners, as are lettuce, wild strawberries, radishes, potatoes, carrots, spinach, chard, beets, and culinary herbs. Remember to use food safe fertilizers on these plants, to ensure that they will be safe to eat.
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