10 Easy Vegetables To Grow In Any Space

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I truly believe that you can grow a garden wherever you call home. If you think outside of the box, fruits and vegetables can be grown in containers, window sills, community gardens, or any grass space with sunlight. Never has there been a more perfect time to try your hand at gardening. If you truly want to know the origin of your food, start growing it yourself.

The following are ten easy vegetables to grow. I've included a link to the Old Farmer's Almanac for more detailed information about how to grow each individual plant.

1.   Beets | sow seed in spring or late summer
2.   Zucchini | sow seed in late spring
3.  
Carrots | sow seed in spring or late summer. deep, loose soil
4.  
Leaf Lettuce | sow seed or starts in early spring. lots of water
5.  
Beans | sow seed in late spring
6.   Onions | plant small starts in early spring
7.  
Peppers | plant after last frost
8.  
Radishes | sow seed in spring or fall
9.   Tomatoes | plant after last frost
10. Spinach | sow seed in spring or fall

When growing in any container, your soil quality is vital. Plants get all their nutrients from the soil. As you prepare your beds or containers keep in mind that you will most likely have to buy or make your own soil. Compost is an easy solution to nutrient rich soil and very affordable. If you are just starting out, your local feed store or gardening center will have it for sale. Your Local Cooperative Extension Office is also a great resource to see what type of soil is in your area, and what plants will grow well. They even offer soil testing kits if you plan to garden right in the ground.

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How I constructed my garden boxes
How I Plan My Garden
Best planting dates for seeds Seed Starting Plan
Container Gardening Planner
Square Foot Gardening - Planner
Square Foot Gardening - Plant Spacing 
Smart Gardener
Old Farmers Almanac