8 Easy Plants For Gardening Novices

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The coronavirus lockdown has turned many people into novice horticulturists, and gardening is not only beneficial to our mental health but also getting fresh air and plenty of sunshine will help boost our immune systems.  

However, if you’re a complete beginner to gardening, there might be a chance that you will have to tidy and rearrange your garden before you can go ahead and see how green your thumb is! We have some easy to grow plant tips for you here

 

1. Sunflowers

Sunflowers are very hardy, tough plants that are resistant to pests too. They grow very quickly, which can give the novice gardener just the affirmation they need. They’re also popular with kids, as they can see how much they’ve grown every day.

 

2. Zinnias

Zinnias are a very colourful plant that blooms heavily, and also grows quickly and easily. The stunning colours also attract butterflies.

 

3. Tomatoes

The humble tomato is simply the best vegetable to grow for anyone, plus it’s extremely versatile in so many dishes, which taste so much better when you’ve grown your own veg. If you’re short on outdoor space, they will gown in a hanging basket, as long as they get plenty of sunshine.

 

4. Lettuce

Another plant that boosts the confidence of beginning gardeners by growing quickly is lettuce. Lettuce doesn’t take much space to grow and requires only basic maintenance. Plus, you can start harvesting lettuce for your salad as soon as leaves are big enough to pluck.

 

5. Green Beans

Green beans grow easily and don’t require a lot of space to do so. You will want to consider whether you’re growing bush beans (which, as their name suggests, grow on a bush) or pole beans (which grow on long vines). If you’re growing pole beans, be sure to give them some sort of support to grow on, such as a trellis or a
fence.

 

6. Pansies

Another tough plant is the pansy. Certain types of pansies are hardy enough to withstand a winter frost, which makes them perfect for winter gardens.

 

7. Daffodils

Plant your daffodil bulbs in the autumn, before the ground freezes, and these hardy perennials will bloom in spring. Daffodils will grow just about anywhere, just remember to plant them in a spot that gets all the sun!

 

8. Carrots

So long as you remember a few things, growing carrots can be very easy. First, make sure you’re planting them in the cooler parts of the growing season (spring and autumn). Also, make sure you’re planting them in soil that is very loose, sandy, and unobstructed by things like rocks.

 

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