The quick vegetable garden for beginners

You had planned to start your own vegetable garden this spring, but now summer has come. Still, it’s not too late to start planting a vegetable garden. Get started today!

Maybe you see beautiful vegetable gardens in your neighbourhood and think it’s too late to start. But even at the start of summer, you can start a vegetable garden as a beginner. And it’s quicker, too. These tips will make it happen.

Tip 1: Go exclusive
Spinach or French beans can still be grown in the summer. They grow very quickly now. However, a lot can go wrong with this type of cultivation and if you look in the supermarket, these vegetables are cheap and plentiful.

Go for surprising vegetables that you don’t find in the shops. Raddiccio or red lettuce, for example. If you grow the Red of Verona variety, then after the winter you will have a beautiful red head of lettuce, which is especially good stewed in olive oil. Dill and palm cabbage are also good examples of special herbs and vegetables, which are limited in supply and easy to grow from the summer onwards. The gooseberry is a delicious and beautiful berry and is exclusive.

Tip 2: avoid sprouting plants
Green vegetables such as lettuce, celeriac, beetroot, endive and spinach grow much better and faster if you sow them after the longest day. In spring, these vegetables tend to sprout with a flowering stem. For vegetable garden beginners, cormel is a nice and easy plant. Arugula is also recommended.

Tip 3: Buy plants
You can buy small plants of tomatoes, courgette, cucumber, pumpkin, pepper and many other types of vegetable garden plants at the garden centre. Often they already have the fruit on them. If you put them in your vegetable garden, they will continue to grow so that you can soon enjoy your harvest. Strawberries can also be planted and you will have fruit immediately.

Also the pots of herbs you buy in the supermarket are fine for a starting vegetable garden. The advantage is that you can use them for a long time. At specialist shops you can often buy interesting herbs, such as tarragon and lemon balm. That is something different than the standard pots.

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