The Top 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow Organically


Growing organic vegetables is easier than you think. In fact, there are a whole bunch of easy vegetables to grow.

Here are some plant and water type vegetables you will have no problem harvesting in your own garden.

What makes them easy to grow?

A variety of things factor into easy grow vegetables like:

  • aptitude to different climates
  • attractiveness to pests
  • time to harvest and resilience

The Easiest Vegetables to Grow:

#1  Radishes
They are so easy to grow and very few pests bother them. You may get a couple green worms, but for the most part the worms would rather eat broccoli and cauliflower. Try a fresh picked radish with a little salt. Mmmmm…wow!

#2  Zucchini/ Squash
Both zucchini and squash do well in most climates and they need very little special attention. Most people who plant zucchini end up with way more than they can even eat. This stuff grows like a weed!

#3  Carrots
Carrots tend to be pest free and need little attention. Fresh, organic, Beta-Keratin does it get any better? Carrots are definitely one of the easiest vegetables to grow.

#4  Lettuce / Baby Greens
A lot of people shy away from lettuce because they think it is hard to grow but in reality you just have to plant the seeds, water and watch how fast it grows. Baby greens are my favorite, plant them in a pot, and cut your salad fresh with a pair of scissors every night!

#5  Peas
this includes both sweet peas and sugar peas. Other than fruit flies, these guys attract very few pests. If you do get some fruit flies try neem oil for organic pest control.

#6  Strawberries
So easy! So delicious! Plant then in the spring and enjoy them all summer. But, before you plant these sweeties don’t forget about the secret to succulent strawberries.

#7  Onions
That’s right onions need little care. Just give them plenty of water. So easy to grow!

#8  Broccoli
Yes you can get some pretty nasty bugs on you leaves, but for the most part broccoli doesn’t need a whole lot of special care. Watch out for the green worms!

#9  Herbs
There are a ton of herbs including rosemary, thyme, parsley and oregano that need very little attention. Herbs are also a great way to dress up an ugly garden.

#10  Tomatoes
Okay I know what your thinking, I’ve lost my mind. Rest assure I have not. Tomatoes can be a headache and they do need a little more attention then the other things on the list. However, for the little bit attention that tomatoes do need, you get an incredible reward in the large amount of fruit that they produce. Here’s a few tricks for growing tomatoes.

If you are a little apprehensive about planting an organic garden, start slow with any of the “easiest vegetables to grow” I’ve mentioned. You’ll be a green thumb in no time.

With plenty of water and a lot of sunshine you will gain both confidence and have a beautiful organic garden, complete with delicious easy to grow vegetables and bragging rights!

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This article was posted by Mandy at GardenMandy, on 5/23/08.


About Pat Donworth, D.Min.

I express myself as teacher, writer, and consciousness explorer. These driving interests have manifested in my work/service as a university and hospital chaplain; a book and magazine writer/editor, and teacher and workshop leader. I designed this blog to be a portal that points to and assists awakening souls to implement, and make practical, the changes that will usher in a new world based on unity, compassion, and collaboration.
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2 Responses to The Top 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow Organically

  1. leroywatson4 says:

    This is some great info, we are just getting a veg garden going. Strawberries would be very cool!

  2. Pat Donworth says:

    Glad to hear. I’ll be posting more like this. With so much of our food supply compromised, one of the best solutions is to start growing our own. Good luck with your new garden! Pat

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