Are you ready to start your own vegetable garden but you don't want to invest to much money? Then we have some suggestions that will be very useful for you. The least expensive way to have a garden full of delicious things is to start with seeds. Also you must know that some plants need special conditions, like a sunny spot or a certain kind of soil but the ones from the list below don't need anything special. So here are 10 vegetables that you can grow from seeds.
1. Cucumbers: you will need to plant the seeds once the soil has warmed in the spring time. There are many types and varieties to choose from, like the bush or the vining ones and even some that are good for pickling. Make sure you provide a trellis for the cucumbers that are vining and don't forget to regularly water your cucumbers. Some varieties like the "Bushmaster" are perfectly fine with a container.
2. Leaf lettuce is so easy to grow and if you want to have a constant supply through the season, don't forget to sow some seeds every week or two. Just scatter the seeds, cover with soil (a fine layer) and provide water. In just three weeks you will have delicious lettuce for your salads.
3. Beans: they are so easy to grow and very healthy. You can choose between the pole beans and the bush beans and you should plant them after the soil has warmed. The pole beans should be provided with a trellis and should be planted six inches apart. The bush beans should be planted three to four inches apart. Keep the plants moist and harvest them regularly, when the beans are thin and tender.
4. Spinach: plant it in full sun to part shade and provide water regularly. You can fertilize it with a fish emulsion every two weeks and harvest it while young. It is a plant rich in antioxidants and nutrients that you can add to you salad or other cooked dishes. Keep on sowing them every two weeks just like the lettuce.
5. Zucchini: plant the seeds in the garden after the last frost date and they will germinate in about 10 days. It is a plant that is easy to grow but sometimes might have some serious problems. So before planting them you should read about them and the issues they might have.
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6. Radishes: simple to grow, very healthy and a great addition to any salad. You can plant them in the garden as well in containers. Just sow them in the soil and provide enough water. You can also eat the green part of the radishes (the leaves), adding them to salads or sandwiches.
7. Swiss Chard: you will enjoy this plant all summer long and you can plant it in the garden or in containers. To ensure you have a great harvest, you must give your plants enough moisture and cut the outer stalks regularly. Every two or three weeks treat your Swiss chard with some fish emulsion.
8. Kale: some people plant the kale in the cold season, but it grows just as well in the warm season. To grow it successfully, you must harvest the largest leaves regularly. There are many kale varieties to choose from like the "Red Russian" that is great not only as a food but also has an ornamental value.
9. Beets: grow them in loose soil and keep the plants evenly moist. You can eat both the greens and the roots, using them in different salads and cooked meals. As soon as the soil can be worked in spring, you can start to sow the beets and continue to sow them every two weeks especially if you are growing them for the green part.
10. Peas: because they need cool weather to grow, the best time to plant them is either in spring or in autumn. To have a successful harvest you will need to provide your peas with cool weather, some support to climb on, even moisture and full sun. In the spring you must plant them as soon as the soil is ready to be worked and in the fall eight weeks before your frost date.