The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow In Your Garden From Seeds

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I was out prepping a bed for carrots today, @ducks4you . DW put the seed in the furrows - pelleted seed. Those pellets make germination so much more likely!

If we have drifted into garlic sets, why not onion sets ;). Real simple and harvest green in just a few weeks.

"Seed" potatoes? I think that term "lazy beds" was a put-down of subsistence farmers who worked like crazy to move soil and fertilizer. Still, if you can keep the rodents out of them, potatoes can be grown under old hay.

Back to the allium: I have found shallots from seed or sets to be generally pest free. Like their relatives, they like fertile ground and zero weed competition but it's kinda, plant-&-forget them until harvest. And, I'm a shallot fan :).

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How do you like to use shallots? We planted some for the first time this year, but I'm not even sure what to do with them. I'm excited for the harvest though!
 

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For me, carrots are my epic failure. I have successfully grown them one time. One. For the life of me, I don’t know what I did right. It’s highly possible The Carrot Fairy felt sorry for me and sprinkled Fairy Dust on them at midnight on a new moon.

Beets like fertile ground. I had a huge harvest a few years ago, canned spiced pickled beets and I’m still eating on them.

Tomatoes! Tomatoes are available as started plants everywhere. Easy to grow and will spoil one for tomatoes that are delicious. No more store bought red balls that are picked green, gassed to get the ripe red color and have all the delightful taste of chewing cardboard. Plant tomatoes!!!

Yellow summer squash! Sliced, dredged in egg, rolled in cornmeal and fried!! Summer delight!

Southern cow peas for the south! Very productive, keep watered and they will make until a killing frost. Purple Hulls are a popular variety, also black eye, zipper cream and more. Here we call cow peas, peas, while the green kind are English peas.

Greens! Mustard or Turnips are grown for their greens.
 

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How do you like to use shallots?
Really, they can be used wherever you would be inclined to cook an onion, Meadow.


I will go further: Anywhere you would use garlic :).

Shallots are sweeter than most sweet onions and don't have that extra tang. They have flavor, instread ;). DW would not want to give up on garlic and my mother's cooking during my childhood was nearly onion-centered. I don't have quite those orientations.

Sauces and marinades - shallots provide something special but those main courses linked are similar to how most of them are used in our kitchen.

Steve
 

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I was out prepping a bed for carrots today, @ducks4you . DW put the seed in the furrows - pelleted seed. Those pellets make germination so much more likely!

If we have drifted into garlic sets, why not onion sets ;). Real simple and harvest green in just a few weeks.

"Seed" potatoes? I think that term "lazy beds" was a put-down of subsistence farmers who worked like crazy to move soil and fertilizer. Still, if you can keep the rodents out of them, potatoes can be grown under old hay.

Back to the allium: I have found shallots from seed or sets to be generally pest free. Like their relatives, they like fertile ground and zero weed competition but it's kinda, plant-&-forget them until harvest. And, I'm a shallot fan :).

Steve
I have seen the pelletted seed. It probably isn't New technology, but it's certainly useful. :hugs
 

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Really, they can be used wherever you would be inclined to cook an onion, Meadow.


I will go further: Anywhere you would use garlic :).

Shallots are sweeter than most sweet onions and don't have that extra tang. They have flavor, instread ;). DW would not want to give up on garlic and my mother's cooking during my childhood was nearly onion-centered. I don't have quite those orientations.

Sauces and marinades - shallots provide something special but those main courses linked are similar to how most of them are used in our kitchen.

Steve
Oooooo! Thanks bunches!!
 

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Bc of price it is much cheaper to start with seeds.
BUT...
seed starting is tricky.
If you want to Learn to grow from seed, I would start with tomatoes.
Buy the cheapest package you can find, research a little bit, start the seeds warm, the top of your fridge is warm enough, don't let them dry out, so you have babysitting to do, and most will sprout for you.
You can learn to up-pot them and you may end up with a few that make it this year.
They will tell you that squash is very easy to grow.
WRONG!!
Squash is very easy to sprout, transplant, the grow in your garden.
THEN...you out one day and they leaves are dying and shriveling up and SOMEHOW all of the squash bugs and vine borers in your neighborhood have move into YOUR garden!
Peas are sorta easy, but if you start late they bolt.
So does lettuce.
Start with tomatoes and then move to others.
Just IMHO.
 

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What is this called here, Squash? Does not seem like a squash from the store to me. This is what I like to eat and put in many stews. But have no idea where to get the seeds here. I have to get them from outside US. Thanks in advance.
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Really, they can be used wherever you would be inclined to cook an onion, Meadow.


I will go further: Anywhere you would use garlic :).

Shallots are sweeter than most sweet onions and don't have that extra tang. They have flavor, instread ;). DW would not want to give up on garlic and my mother's cooking during my childhood was nearly onion-centered. I don't have quite those orientations.

Sauces and marinades - shallots provide something special but those main courses linked are similar to how most of them are used in our kitchen.

Steve
I am also shallots fan! They offer a very charming flavor in one of the sauces I always make.

However, I didn't have good luck planting them yet. This year I tried from seeds, unfortunately, the germination rate is terribly low. I will keep trying.
 

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What is this called here, Squash? Does not seem like a squash from the store to me. This is what I like to eat and put in many stews. But have no idea where to get the seeds here. I have to get them from outside US. Thanks in advance.
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Yes, it is a winter squash. I will search to see if I can find a variety that looks similar to that one and report back. :)
 

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