Growing vegetables is a lot simpler then people think and is healthy to do as well. Just being outside getting the fresh air is good for better physical and mental health. The home-grown vegetables are also more nutritious and have more flavor then those in the store. It is less expensive to grow vegetables than to buy them in the store.
There are different times of the year to plant different vegetables. The main time most people think about growing vegetables is in the spring and summer. That is also the time of the year when the easier vegetables grow. Mainly because fall and winter vegetables have the cold weather to deal with and can freeze and die.
This is one of the easiest of all vegetables to grow in the garden. With this vegetable, there will usually be more zucchini from the plants then one person can eat. For a family of three planting, planting three plants should provide enough for everyone. Zucchini is easy to plant and to maintain once it is grown. Most people plant it on hills but it can be planted in trenches as well. The trench method allow for easier watering then the individual hill method.
There are several types of beans that can be grown, with the bush variety being one of the easiest. There are no vines to bother with, so there is no need to build trellises or anything for them to climb on. The green and yellow bush variety is usually easy to purchase from a local hardware store or nursery. They can be purchased as plants, but they cost more than purchasing the seeds, and this isn't necessary. They grow in rows, and the seed are spaced about 4 inches apart in the row. Then, just water and keep moist. Within approximately 55 days, you should be eating beans.
These are another really good and easy-to-grow vegetable that kids love to plant. They grow faster then most vegetables and for children it helps to keep there minds on the garden because they are fast to germinate and watch grow. These can be planted in rows with the seeds spaced about 1 inch apart. The hill method works well for growing these with the seeds 1 inch apart. Another great thing about the radish is that the leaves and seed pods of the plant are also edible.
Green onions can be grown very well in any large or small garden and are good to help keep pests away from other vegetables, as well. The best kind to buy is the bunching green onions. These multiply without needing to replant or reseed. The onions simply grow more bulbs at their base and then split into more onions, which gives a continual source of onions. Just plant them in hills or in rows and space the seeds about an inch apart.
Growing vegetables can be fun and interesting for the whole family to do and enjoy. The main thing to keep in mind is to grow what everyone in the family will eat. Vegetables can even be grown for the flowers they produce. So enjoy growing vegetables and enjoy eating the results of the hard work put into the garden.