Creating a beautiful garden with fresh flowers, greenery and produce is a difficult challenge. This can be especially true for a beginner gardener as you have to know what plant is best for your yard and how to give it enough love to keep it full and beautiful! Luckily, there is an easy way to start as a beginner gardener by planting plants that are easy to grow and maintain. Check out the list below to find 5 plants that are perfect for beginner gardeners:
Lavender not only comes packed with vibrant purple color, it also has a wonderful scent that will keep your garden smelling amazing all year! Lavender loves the sunshine, so make sure to plant it in a prime location. It is easy to maintain and can be used in the home for fragrance and natural beauty and health products. To dry lavender, cut a few stems from the base and hang upside for 10-15 days.
Black Eyed Susans
Black eyed susans are the perfect beginner flower to plant in your garden this year. These daisy like, yellow flowers don’t ask for much other than a sunny location a good amount of water. Once they’re in full bloom, you can enjoy them at their full height or snip them at the base to create a cut flower arrangement. Consider using these flowers to fill in spots in the garden and add color to your garden palette.
There is nothing better than picking fresh produce out of your own backyard garden. One vegetable that is easy, low maintenance and perfect to start with is tomatoes! Tomatoes are pretty self-sufficient and grow beautiful produce with a little care and watering. For the best flavor and growth, keep your tomatoes on the vine for as long as possible so they can finish the growing process. Once ripe, use your homegrown tomatoes for cooking, sauces and garnishes!
Another sunny plant that is perfect for any garden or beginner gardener! Marigolds are beautiful, full flowers that will bloom all summer with the proper care and attention. Marigolds come packed with beautiful flowery aromas and can be used in cut flowers bouquet, or planted happily in their own container. Keep in mind, like the other flowers mention, marigolds need a good amount of sun to flower to their full potential. Last but not least, marigolds can be used in salads and as a garnish!
Last but certainly not least, if you’re looking for the perfect start to your herb garden, look no further! Basil is the perfect plant to get your herb garden started and it doesn’t take too much time or effort to grow. Basil plants will only ask for a good amount of water and some warm summer weather to keep the leaves green and growing. You can harvest the basil regularly throughout the summer to encourage regrowth. Consider using basil in your weekly dinners to add some extra flavor or if you would like, blend your basil together to make a homemade pesto sauce for pasta and dinner entree’s.