Unfortunately, the entire world is affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We are all forced to stay indoors and we have to be really careful about traveling. Fortunately, this is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Do you have a backyard and always wanted to try gardening? You can do so right now.
The only problem with gardening as a beginner is that you most likely lack the needed information to get started right. The good news is there are some garden crops that are a lot easier for beginners than others. If you are a newbie gardener, start with the following and you will have a much easier time.
Radishes are great for beginners because they do great even in soil that is not perfect. You can easily harvest them in just a few weeks and they can be planted during both spring and fall.
This includes corn salad, arugula, spinach, and lettuce. You can easily pick your favorite. Alternatively, try to grow a mix. There are countless companies that now sell mixed packets that can be used for winter or summer gardening. You want to plant the salad greens during fall and spring. Salads can be picked for almost the entire year.
Green beans are very prolific and easy to grow. When you get a very big crop, you can freeze the beans with ease. Those that want to can even pickle them. You can start with seeds whenever there is no longer a danger of having the soil freeze.
With onions, you should start with the smaller plants. In the event they do well, bulb onions can be harvested. Greens can also be eaten when the bulbs do not do great.
Few people know this but strawberries are very easy to grow. When they are perfectly ripe, they are very sweet and the plant itself is always really hardy. You can buy some bare-root plants during early spring. Strawberries are perennial and can be planted in sunny spots so that they are very well weeded.
Most people love bell peppers and hot peppers. Gardeners appreciate them because they are very easy to grow. You can start with plants and you can let the peppers from a plant ripen for various time lengths. This gives you access to numerous different flavors and colors.
Every single person out there that tasted a homegrown tomato understands how great it can taste when it is ripe. In the event you start with very strong plants, it is very hard to make a mistake with tomatoes. You will end up with a very big crop eventually so you should get ready for freezing or canning.
As you can see, as a newbie gardener, you can consider some very interesting garden crops. You can also start growing plants in your home, like an orchid, while you take care of the garden in your backyard. Many different options are available but you can easily start with those mentioned above.