12 Fail-Proof Food Crops for Beginners by Attainable Sustainable
Let’s face it: Some crops are just easier to grow than others. If you’re new to growing food, you might want to keep it simple and stick with options that are sure to leave you feeling successful at the end of your first official growing season. These options offer great odds and are the easiest and best plants for beginners. Unless otherwise noted, these crops can easily be direct seeded in the garden.
Of course, your success will depend in part on your location. Some pests are more prevalent in certain regions (I’m looking at you squash vine borer!); in other climates, plants may suffer more frequently from various diseases. That notwithstanding, these plants will give amateur gardeners a really good shot at an abundant harvest.
ABOUT KRIS: Kris Bordessa is an author, avid gardener, and chicken wrangler living on the Island of Hawaii. She writes about taking small – doable – steps toward self-sufficiency at Attainable Sustainable.
CONTINUE READING IN THE BACKYARD