what should i grow in my garden this Spring?

@TnWoman (1896)
United States
February 9, 2009 12:48pm CST
hello everybody here at Mylot. ok, i have never had a vegetable garden before. so what would be the easiest thing to grow outside this year in the Spring? tomatoes? squash? corn? lol green bell peppers? okra? i have no clue as to start a garden either. do i need to put up a small fence around a small veggie garden, so that no animals will get into it? what do i need to do here? lol so tell me, what is the easiest thing to grow veggie wise outside? and also do i need to put a small fence around it to keep things out of it? do i need to buy any kind of fertilizer for it? clueless here. then as the veggies grow, do i need to put something close to them to get them to stand up correctly? lol if so, what do you use for that type of a thing? thanks for all suggestions, thanks for sharing and have a beautiful afternoon.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
10 Feb 09
u gotta" have tomatoes, they are so yummy. squash & okra are pretty easy to grow, i think. i'm no expert for sure. tried to have a little garden last year & it didn't do worth a hoot. of course we had a drought so that didn't help anything. u will have to stake your tomatoes. u can buy wire thingies at wal-mart but if u know a carpenter he could cut u some stakes. i didn't put anything around mine. one of the neighbor's dog ate my biggest tomato. hope it gave him the bellyache. u will need to fertilize it. the biggest job to me is keeping the grass out of it. good luck.
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10 Feb 09
Hi TnWoman, The easiest thing to grow is tomatoes and it would be a start then you can go on to growing other vegies when you get the hang of it, then you can try marrows as well, good luck. Love and hugs. Tamara xxx
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I would put up a small fence, we have a lot of rabbits around here. The easiest thing to grow? Probably leaf lettuce or onions, carrots, radishes. If you want to grow peppers or tomatoes, this take more work and tomatoes have to be held up. The internet is a great thing, you can get step by step instruction on how to grow anything. Do a little research, you will be glad you did. Ask your neighbors what they grow so you know what grows well around there.
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@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
10 Feb 09
The easiest vegetables to grow would be Squash,hot peppers and tomatoes. I think I will start a garden this spring sounds like a good idea.
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
10 Feb 09
sponge cucumber is not a bad choice. It grows fast, and the harvest is quiet good. When it grows up you can sit in its shadow in the summer. It is especially good for a small garden. If you have a large garden, I believe you can have more choice. But sponge cucumber is indispensable for me if I planed to grow something.
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
10 Feb 09
grow some green beans and tomatoes,greens,don,t f.so i just named a few things you forget the carrots and peppers there is so much you can grown the list is endless.i just named a few things you can go i leave some of the ideas for the other mylotters.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Growing a garden is so easy and so muc fun. Its even more fun pickin and eating the vegies. I have a garden every year, you don't have to do anything special neither. I will sometimes put some miracle grow on the plants, specially when they are little. Mother nature usually provides enough sun and rain. Water early in te morning or in the evening. Try not to water when its real sunny, the sun dries i out and you wasted the water. When you do water, you want the water to soak in the ground and get to the roots. Also the plants know the difference between rain water and ose water, they like the rain. I like to use tomato cages for my tomato plants, they work good for bell pepper plants too. Cucumbers like to climb up a fence, plus it keeps the vegies off the ground. Tomatoes, cucs, bell peppers, bush green beans, thats some easy things to grow, I will have all of that and some more, I haven't decided yet. Happy growing, I am looking forward to it.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I tried a veggie garden last year, but I messed everything up as I put the seeds too close together. The only thing that grew well in my garden was cucumbers, and man did I have loads and loads of them!
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@maezee (32236)
• United States
9 Feb 09
The only things we plant at my home is zucchini (squash), green beans, and tomatoes - and we get a lot out of it. For tomatoes, you can plant them in any old garden, but you have to put metal things around them (I don't know what they're called! Sorry!) so that they can continue to grow and expand on it without falling over. They sell these at your local greenhouse or even department store - just go to the planting/home garden aisle, and I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for. I also love planting green beans - because it's another thing where you totally get what you pay for. And I absolutely LOVE raw green beans (don't you?). I'm not sure if it requires the small fence thing, though (most likely it does). If you have a fenceline available, you should plant Zucchini - they're easy to grow, don't need much water, and can grow to be pretty big! The only downside is that it needs a fence to grow, so you can't plant them in your traditional garden. I don't think fertilizer is 100% necessary, although it helps. I'm pretty sure you can use any kind - I don't think you have to use a specific kind for any vegetables. And you can always ask the people working at your local farmers market, greenhouse, or dep't store - as they're the real experts!
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@jimbo88 (231)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 09
I think corn is the best plant in spring.Corn has a short harvest time, it just need 3 month to grow. After 3 month you can take the corn. Easy to take care this plant, just give it a water every day. But remember not to give a lot of water to this plant. Trust me!!! :D
• United States
10 Feb 09
I would choose tomatoes and peppers. You can use them with so many different things and they taste so good. They also don't take too much effort. They would be my two top picks. Corn is great too but harder to tend.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
10 Feb 09
The easiest thing to grow is zucchini and green beans. Zucchini needs a lot of space to grow so if your garden is small, grow only a few plants. They are easy to start from seed. Green beans are easy if you purchase "bush" type seeds. If you grow "pole" beans, you will need to use tall poles for them to grow around. I usually plant my beans in stages. In other words, I plant some seeds and then 2 weeks later plant a few more and then 2 weeks later plant more again till they are gone. This makes for a perpetual crop of beans. You could be overwhelmed if they all came in at once! As far as when to start them, it all depends on the growing season of your area of the country. The best thing to do is look at the back of each seed packet. It should tell you when to plant according to your "zone". You could borrow a book from the library but I think the seed packets really do tell you a lot about each type of seed. They also tell you where to plant (shade or sun), how deep to plant the seeds, when and if they will need thinning, how much watering is necessary, how far to space your rows and plants, and how long till harvest. I used a fence when I had a dog that would have destroyed my garden. We have squirrels in our area but not too many rabbits. So I haven't used a fence in the last few years. If you have lots of rabbits, you may want to put one up. If you have deer, there is really no sure fire way to keep them out. You may need something to scare them off. Many people put out foil pie pans hanging from a stick. They shine in the sunlight as the wind blows them around. You can fertilize if you think your soil is poor. I have used bags of manure in the past. But you need to make sure to turn it over with your soil and really mix it in as it can actually burn you plants if it's not. Tomato plants require "cages" or stakes to hold them up. I use cages and brand-new ones are about a dollar a piece. Some cucumber plants can be grown this way too. Large pepper plants can use a stake sometimes too, depending on how heavy with "fruit" they are. I hope some of this helps. I am a self-taught gardener and while I'm no pro, I have done pretty well just learning from seed packages and books from the library. The biggest teacher is experience. If something doesn't work for you this year, try it again next year. Practice make perfect.