Since March of this year, more and more of the general population have lessened their trips to the grocery store due to the global pandemic. Either they hire someone to shop for them through an app like Shipt, or try to buy in bulk when they are at the store. Regardless if you are one or the other, you can’t deny that the thought of growing your own food hasn’t crossed your mind. After all, if something like this were to ever happen again, you have the comfort of knowing that you have food ready to eat right in your own backyard! Or maybe it was a New Years Resolution to try to cultivate a garden! To help you start out, here are some of the easier vegetables to start out your new journey!

  • Lettuce: If you are a fan of salads, get ready to harvest a whole bunch of lettuce! This veggie grows at an extremely fast rate, ensuring that a meal will always be ready for you. The best part? They don’t take up too much space in your garden, so you can plant all of your toppings right next to it!
  • Zucchini: Squash needs a good watering and a lot of heat, so now is the perfect time to start! They grow from seeds and prefer a mound of soil, but will still grow quickly in other methods, so get ready for a lot of squash on the side!
  • Cucumbers: Remember those salad toppings we talked about earlier? Once you start growing cucumbers, you’ll have enough to cover your salad in them, and still have to beg the neighbors to take some! With the right amount of water and sunlight, nothing can stop them from growing.
  • Pumpkins: Want to have your own pumpkin patch in your backyard for the kids or grand kids? No problem. If you are wanting Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins for carving, you can probably hold off for a month or so before you plant the seeds. But if you are searching for the pumpkin pie ingredient, you’ll want to start planting your Baby Bear pumpkin now since they take a bit longer to get just right.