We know at Bestseedsonline how time-consuming growing your own flowers, vegetables or herbs can be especially if you have a busy job or kids to take care of. Choosing your crops carefully can reduce your workload, but still enjoy plenty of harvests or a garden full of flowers. Choose seeds that are easy to grow, can be sown directly and not troubled by many pests and diseases, and that are not easily affected by the climate.
Many of us will surely recognize this problem and lack of time. Especially for you, we’ve put together this blog post to share with you 5 of our easiest seeds to grow, for both starters and experts.
Beans are one of the easiest seeds to start. Pole beans or bush beans? It doesn’t really matter because beans are so easy to sprout!
Your kids have probably brought some sprouted beans home from school, and if they haven’t, this is the perfect science experiment to do with a young child! So you can even combine the time you spend with your kids, with spending more time in your garden.
If you want to get started growing your own plants from seed this spring, then planting beans is a definite yes on the list of the 5 easiest seeds to start. They grow best in a warm environment directly from seeds planted in the garden. Sow them after all chance of frost has passed and select a nice site in full sun.
Are you a real queen in the kitchen and is growing your own herbs a must for you? Then basil is the right choice to grow next. Basil is the easiest herb to start. In the basil family, there is a wide selection of cultivars with amazing scents. You can grow it in your garden (if the weather is suitable), or you can grow it in pots in your kitchen.
Basil loves warm environments
It is good to know that basil hates the cold. Basil seeds need warm soil to germinate, otherwise you can wait forever, but nothing will come up. A tip is to start growing the seeds indoors rather than in the garden. If you live in a tropical environment, you could also easily start them outside. After 6-8 weeks of growing them inside you can move them to your garden.
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? These big and beautiful flowers are loved by young and old and are a delight to have in your backyard. Sunflowers are very easy to grow from seed, and it’s also a fun activity to do with your children.
Late Spring is sunflower season
The best way to sow sunflower seeds is to use small pots and make sure they get enough water. It’s not necessary to start the seeds indoors. They grow indoors as fast as outdoors, so it’s best (to save extra work) to just sow the seeds outside in your garden. Make sure they get enough sunlight because they aren’t called sunflowers for nothing. You can start sowing sunflower seeds around May-June. They usually bloom around July to August, but it’s definitely worth the wait because they will grow into beautiful, giant, yellow flowers.
One of my all-time favorite and easiest seeds to start are marigold flowers. They add a splash of sunshine and happiness to your garden. It’s one of the easiest flowers to grow indoors and has a wide range of colors. They are loved by bees and other pollinating in and can help to deter pests from your if you move them outside.
These annuals grow each year
Marigold seeds can be planted each year, but they will bloom all summer long if you keep them deadheaded. At the end of the season, you have to save some seeds to replant them again next year. You can start sowing in April-May. It is best to grow them indoors but if you have a hot climate, you can also start by doing it outdoor. Or if you don’t live in a hot climate, you can sow them around July-October.
They love full sun, but if you live in a hot climate, make sure they get some shade now and then and keep the soil evenly moist.
Do you love gardening but simply don’t have the time to start something? Then, our last tip for an easy growing type of seed is this delicious vegetable, radish. Radish is a very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted more than once in a growing season. After sowing the radish seeds, it can be harvested as soon as 3 weeks later.
Radishes do not like the summer heat
You can plant radish in the spring and in the fall. They don’t survive in the height of summer. So growth should be suspended when temperatures are too hot. They do like to grow in a sunny spot. So start them indoors, in front of a window, and they will sprout very quickly and without putting too much effort into it.