Plants are essential to human survival. Whether it’s the oxygen they provide, the vegetables and fruit, or the flavor they add to meals, we just cannot live without them. And sometimes you may want to grow your own plants. Growing your own plants can be therapeutic and rewarding, but it’s not always easy. Some plants may require constant TLC while others can just be very finicky. If you struggle with keeping plants alive or are a first-time grower, why not check out the list below of some of the easiest and most resilient plants to grow.
While they look bright and colorful, these plants are some of the hardiest plants out there and can be tough to do away with. In fact, in most regions of the US, these plants can survive even severe winter conditions. They grow best when planted between August to October but they will be fine if you plant them in early spring. They are easy to plant, either from seeds or as fully grown plants from any gardening store and require very little maintenance. They are an easy and simple way to brighten up your garden and make you feel proud and accomplished.
Tomatoes are one of the most versatile fruits out there. These fruits can be used in almost all areas of cooking, from sauces to salads. And it may also surprise you to know that they are pretty easy to grow and maintain as well. All you need is some good, strong sunlight and nutrient-rich soil. If you don’t have access to sunlight, a grow-light will work just fine. Make sure you give them plenty of water and you’ll be serving up fresh salsa and salad in no time.
Sunflowers are fantastic as, aside from being beautiful and bright, they also produce delicious seeds which are a great and healthy snack or can be used to add that extra crunch to your next salad. They can thrive in almost any type of soil and can survive through most droughts. As the name implies, sunflowers require a good amount of sun. Just make sure you don’t plant them in front of other plants as they can grow quite large and potentially block the other plants from getting enough sun.
Most people agree that there is no better smell or flavor than that of fresh mint. And growing this versatile herb is not as hard as one would think. In fact, it grows so well, sometimes the challenge is to stop it from overrunning your garden. To prevent this from happening, you need to plant mint in a clay pot or vessel to stop the roots from escaping. Throw in some damp soil and make sure that it doesn’t get too much sun exposure and voila! Fresh mint that can be used to season almost any dish.
A rich source of iron and many other vitamins, spinach is a wonderful addition to salads or as a side dish. This leafy green vegetable is not difficult to grow and doesn’t require that much effort. It’s also convenient because you can harvest it at any time, depending on the size you want, making this the obvious choice when starting your own vegetable patch.
As a staple food for most of the world’s population, potatoes are an obvious choice to grow. And they are quite simple too. You don’t even need seeds, all you need is a potato with a few buds and open bottom baskets. simply plant your budding potatoes and make sure it gets water. Just be careful to not overwater it, and in just a couple of weeks you’ll be serving up your own, homemade French fries.