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20 Easy Plants to Grow in Your Food Garden

As part of our yard makeover plans, I picked up supplies at the store.

The cashier saw all that was in my cart and mentioned how she wished she could start a food garden, but she didn't have a green thumb.

I nodded, I completely understood her feelings. I used to a person who kept a cactus because it was the only plant I felt I could keep alive.

Fast forward a few years and now I'm hunting through seed catalog picking out what we're going to grow. It didn't happen overnight, but it wasn't as hard as I had thought.

I told the cashier what helped me was building confidence and practicing gardening skills with easy to grow plants.

If you're in the same boat, I hope I can help you prepare for an awesome years of gardening without a ton of hassle.

Easy Herbs, Veggies, and Fruits to Plant

Even if you're new to gardening, with a little love and attention, these herbs, fruits, and vegetables will give you tasty food.

Savory Herbs

Make your meals pop with fresh herbs.

  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Basil

Hardy Vegetables

Having fresh vegetables a few feet away can make it easier to eat healthier.

  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer Squash
  • Bell Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions

Easy Fruits

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some fruits from your own patch of land.

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Figs
  • Apples

Seeds or Seedling?

If this is your first garden, I say grab both.

You can grab seeds for root vegetables. Tomatoes can be less stressful starting with seedlings while growing your herbs from seeds isn't much a big deal.

You also want to consider your budget. Seedlings are usually pricier, so you may want to pick and choose carefully.

If you're looking for heirloom seeds and live plants, check any of these places out.

Thoughts on Starting Your Food Garden

How many of you growing a garden this year? What do you want to grow