Would you like to create a vegetable garden, but you have no idea which vegetables to choose? Find out below which vegetables are easiest to grow yourself.

THESE ARE THE EASIEST VEGETABLES TO GROW YOURSELF

Growing vegetables in your own vegetable garden is pure enjoyment. Enough space and sufficient water  is all they need. All you have to pay attention to: the correct harvest time. Ideal for beginners!

POTATOES

  • You can pre-sow potatoes in March. They can then be planted in open ground from mid-May.
  • Let the potatoes sprout in a cool and light place. Once the sprouts are several inches long, it is time to plant.
  • Plant in a weed-free soil mixed with dried cow manure in a trench about ten centimeters deep, leaving about forty centimeters between the different potatoes.
  • Sprinkle some organic potato fertilizer over the soil.
  • Once the plants have reached a height of about ten centimeters, bring the soil between the rows to the plant. This way you avoid the potatoes turning green due to the light.

ZUCCHINI

  • Sowing is possible from late April to late May. They are allowed in open ground from mid-May.
  • Courgettes need about one square meter per plant.
  • Grow courgettes in a wind-free spot in the sun.
  • Push the seeds 1.5 to 2 cm diagonally into the soil and don’t water them too much at first.
  • After two weeks they do need a lot of water to grow.
  • After sowing, you can harvest for the first time after about six weeks; then the zucchini is 15 to 20 cm long.

PEAS

  • Peas grow best in cool spring. Later than April is not recommended.
  • As soon as the young seedlings in pots are 8 cm tall, they can be planted outside.
  • From 15 cm you have to support them with brushwood.
  • Don’t wait too long to harvest! When thick and large, the peas become too mealy. Moreover, raw young peas are very tasty.
  • Harvesting is possible from June.

CHERVIL

  • Sow every six to eight weeks from spring through summer to always have fresh chervil at hand.
  • Chervil requires well-worked, light, not too dry soil in partial shade, but can also be grown in pots. If you cut the crown of the chervil, you will have a full, fresh bunch of chervil again a few weeks later .
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CUCUMBERS

  • Sow them only after April 15: cucumbers are so-called ‘sprint vegetables’.
  • Cucumbers grow just like zucchini without too many problems.
  • You have to pre-sow them in the house in pots of about 10 cm. Plant the seed about 1.5 cm deep.
  • Do not over-water cucumber plants. The first green will appear after 5 days.
  • As soon as it is warmer than 15 ° C, you can move the cucumber outside.

 PEPPERS

  • You can plant peppers in a heated spot indoors from February.
  • Once they get their first true leaves, you can plant them in separate pots in a conservatory or greenhouse. They stay there best until May.
  • Place them in the sunniest spot in the vegetable garden.
  • Harvesting is possible from June to October.

PUMPKINS

  • From May you can plant pumpkin seeds in the vegetable garden.
  • You can make them climb or crawl depending on how much space you have.
  • Apply a thick layer of mulch between the plants to prevent evaporation and weeds.
  • From September you will enjoy your first harvest.

LEEKS

  • Leek plants are allowed in the ground from March – April (summer leek) or in July and August (winter leek).
  • Do young leek plants have too many carrots to easily get them into the planting hole? Feel free to trim them to 3 to 4 cm (they grow back quickly).

RADISHES

  • The nice thing about radishes is that you can harvest them a few weeks after sowing.
  • Plant the most crunchy radishes in the spring or late August.
  • Cover with some loose soil and then water regularly. Depending on the period / temperature, radishes germinate within 5 to 14 days.

LETTUCE

  • You can grow lettuce outdoors from March, often even until October when the weather is good.
  • Don’t sow too much at once: side issues every week or every two weeks is ideal. This way you avoid too big a harvest.
  • Do not completely cover the seeds under soil: they need light to germinate .

TOMATOES

  • You sow tomatoes from March to April.
  • If you want to grow tomatoes, you need a greenhouse or greenhouse in a light-filled, warm place.
  • They should absolutely have no water on the leaves.
  • Tie your tomatoes loosely under each truss or every 20 cm with a binding tube or clips.

CARROTS

  • From the beginning of March, once the soil has warmed up enough, sow carrots in rows.
  • They germinate slowly; so do not forget to put a nameplate so that you do not forget where you had planted them again.
  • You feast on your own grown carrots from May to January.

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