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10 Easy Vegetables To Grow From Seed


Plant peas as soon as the soil can be worked—2 weeks before the average last spring frost for your region, if possible. To harvest a continuous supply of peas during the summer, simultaneously sow varieties with different maturity dates. Then sow more seeds about 2 weeks later. Continue this pattern, sowing no later than mid-June.

8. PUMPKINS

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Growing a pumpkin is easy and fun. Just give them need warm soil that’s rich in compost because they’re greedy eaters. Water often as they drink a lot, too. Plant seeds on a mound and give them plenty of room (3-foot diameter) for their vines to sprawl.

9. RADISHES

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Radish seeds are natural companions to carrots. Mix radish seeds with carrot seeds before you sow, especially if your soil tends to develop a tough crust. Radish sprouts will push up through the soil, breaking it up for the later-sprouting carrots. As you harvest the radishes, the carrots will fill in the row.

10. SQUASH (SUMMER AND WINTER)

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Like pumpkins, squash and zucchini also like well-composted soil and need plenty of space (3 to 6 feet apart, warm soil, and lots of sun.) Always water at the soil level—not the leaves—to avoid powdery mildew. Soon enough, you’ll have so many zucchinis, you’ll be leaving them on neighbors’ doorsteps!



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    The best average temperature to grow your plants is 18 to 24C (64 to 75F). Usually it takes 1 to 2 weeks to germinate. Some plants such as tomato, chili pepper and rosemary may take up to 3 weeks. The lettuce plants are very sensitive to high temperatures so their germination might be inhibited by that.

      Most root vegetables like carrots, turnips and radishes are hardy and can be planted directly in the garden early in the spring and left until fall. The tops can be harvested too as these plants grow. Green beans, pumpkins and zucchini are also a cinch to grow and quite prolific producers.

    July: Plant vegetables that are heat resistant including pumpkins, okra, peas, beans, sweet potatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Herbs for mid summer are dill, mint, oregano, basil, chives, and marjoram. By mid month, sow tomato, eggplant, and pepper seeds for late August transplants