10 Easy to grow Plants for First-time Gardeners (Part 2 of 2)
Gardening is found not to be just a simple hobby. Growing different plants have shown various health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart attacks and developing Alzheimer’s disease. Atop that, spending time in planting is a superb way of relieving stress.
If you are already thinking of the plants that do not require a green thumb to grow, here are five more types of easy to grow plants for you.
This is a cool-weather crop as radishes develop spicy bulbs in the brisk months of spring and autumns.
How to Grow Radish Plants
Arrange your seed at least an inch apart in half an inch sloppy, moist, and well-lighted dirt. They will likely to grow fast.
Sometimes, radishes can be ready for harvest in just 22 days after you plant it while other types may need 70 days. To know what type of radish you have planted, label them accordingly with MCG Biomarkers. Read more.
One of the most widely eaten vegetables in America are potatoes. 114 pound of them per year, to be quite exact! And with growing spud, you don’t have to worry about planting seeds.
How to Grow Potato Plants
You just need to find a potato part that has grown a few buds, which is around one quarter to one-third of an inch in length. Split the potato into chunks, while leaving at least one sprout on each. Store the chunks indoors at room temperature for 48 to 72 hours.
If you have a large space to work with, spuds can be grown in wide rows. But if you have limited space, potato plants can be grown in bottomless half-bushel baskets.
Don’t have any of these?
You may also use a trash bin with holes drilled into the base.
Start planting these after the last spring frost has taken place. Place your bucket or barrel in a sunny spot. Load it up with loamy potting soil and bury your spud chunks 2 to 4 inches deep.
Of course, do not forget to water it accordingly and you’ll soon be harvesting these by mid-summer, completely ready for them to be baked for summer.
This is one of the best cold-weathered crops. It is also packed with nutrients and antioxidants, which makes it very healthy.
How to Grow Spinach Plants
You’ll need to start things (four to six weeks before the last frost dated in your area) off by following a procedure called priming.
Sink some seeds in water for 24 hours. After that, take them out for these seeds to dry off on a paper towel for a day or two. Seal the seeds in a zip-lock bag and keep in a cool room for one week.
After a week, plant these seeds in an inch of tilled-soil with a temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Very soon, you’ll be harvesting your spinach leaves for your family’s delight.
When it comes with growing flowers, the Marigold is a sure win.
How to Grow Marigold Plant
Plant their seeds after the spring frosts end using any bedding type. However, it is better if you give it a moist and well-drained soil. Cover the seeds with just a little amount of dirt.
Avoid letting the soil get too dry and uproot the seedlings as needed. Soon, these flowers will be in bloom for you to enjoy during the football season.
This is easy to grow and amazingly prolific. In just a few short weeks, your garden can feed a
small army of this plant.
How to Grow Zucchini Plants
Prepare a tilled row with an inch deep of holes in your soil between early spring and midsummer. Give these seeds a distance of 3 feet. Each housing allowing two to three seeds.
Make sure that the dirt is warm and moist at all times (you can regularly mulch to help you with this). Water it accordingly and you can start your harvest 6 to 8 weeks later.
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