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Easy Vegetables and Fruits to Grow at Home

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Grow delicious, fresh and inexpensive vegetables and fruits in your own backyard garden. Here are some ideas—and the easiest-to-grow options.


Other vegetables that offer a very good return on your investment include:

  • Tomatoes offer a good crop yield for the space allotted. Staking the plants conserves space and makes picking easy.
  • Green onions pack a lot of crop and flavor into a small space.
  • Spinach is a cool-season crop that produces early in the spring. Plant again in late summer for a second, fall picking.
  • Turnips are another cool-weather crop that offers a double return - you get to enjoy the greens and the roots.
  • Squash and zucchini vines cover a lot of ground, but supply lots of produce in return.
  • Pole beans do best grown vertically. Bush beans also produce very good yield for the space.
  • Herbs in general are also a great investment. Fresh herbs in the market can be expensive and often you must buy more than you really need.
  • Cucumbers, especially trellised, produce a lot of food for the space.
  • Cole crops like cauliflower are cold-tolerant and good to set out and harvest early in the season.
  • Those of you lucky enough to have larger gardens can find room for more space-intensive crops such as melons, pumpkins, potatoes and corn.

Would-be vegetable gardeners with small spaces should consider gardening in containers or vertically.

Learn how to plan and plant your first vegetable garden.