New to gardening? Start here, with these 10 easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs.

Getting started gardening may seem overwhelming. There is a lot to learn, but one of the best ways to learn is by experience. Your confidence and knowledge will grow right along with your garden as you learn, plant, and harvest these 10 easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs.

#1 Radishes 01:11
#2 Beans 01:38
#3 Peas 02:13
#4 Peppers 02:43
#5 Basil 03:11
#6 Swiss Chard 03:49
#7 Garlic Chives 04:24
#8 Garlic 04:54
#9 Summer Squash 05:26
#10 Beets 06:07

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  1. Canadian Permaculture Legacy on May 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I really think people should also consider many perennial substitutes. It makes growing so much easier, and you start eating them sometimes weeks BEFORE your last frost date, which is when your annuals go in the ground. My favorites: Egyptian Walking Onions, Garden Sorrel, Good King Henry, Asparagus, and Jerusalem Artichokes. These are all amazing perennials that will have you eating months before anyone else. Plant once and have food for life! That’s the permaculture way!

  2. Cards by Maaike on May 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I love Chard, esp the white ones, they’re hardy in the Netherlands and you can keep them through winter, radishes grow within a month but they’re not for me, I grow them to give away 😉 hehe

  3. CM Sag on May 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Nice. No BS, just straight talk.

  4. Shawn Fleming on May 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Where did you get your black plant tags. I didn’t see one’s like yours on Amazon.
    Thanks so much!

  5. Akemi go gardening on May 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I want to try some spinach from western region.can u suggest some heat tolerance type?

  6. Karen Hart on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you ☝️so much info appreciated 🧤👒🦘🐨🇦🇺Karen from Australia😎☀️

  7. Ann Chee on May 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Does arugula, parsley need cooler weather as my seedlings are wilting in the afternoon sun, as I live in Hawaii. Should I out transplant the, to partial sun?

  8. Bx R on May 22, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    ….so good
    ….always on point

  9. Carmen Lopez on May 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    How do you keep Feral cats out of you garden?

  10. Glenda Riggs on May 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    You didn’t say if beets like cooler or warmer weather? Can you answer that for me, I am in zone 9a Texas, when should I plant them and when do I harvest them?

  11. 1939johndeere on May 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    I like beets beet when roots are just starting to swell with Italian salad dressing. But I like everything you said there except swiss chard.

  12. D N on May 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    So excited to get planting ahhhh

  13. Heather Fisk on May 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    My favorite easy plant is parsley. It’s super hardy and can be added to just about anything.

  14. Kimberley Frasquillo on May 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    @Growing In The Garden
    👋🌞Good morning, Angela! I live due West of you in Phoenix (Avondale). When do you start your cool weather seeds? Do you prestart your seeds in your home or a greenhouse or directly into the ground? I assume that you have amended your soil; we have a lot of clay in our soil in Avondale. I have been recycling old potting soil into my yard, where I want to plant things. Is that an ideal use or should I use new garden soil? Also, do you provide any shade for any of your crops? How can you tell a male flower from a female flower, to do any required hand pollinating? Thank you for any suggestions that you can offer! 🌞🌵

  15. Lois Garrett on May 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for the info!! Just retired and doing some gardening. I have a small yard and doing a lot of container gardening. QUESTION: what herbs can I grow together in a 24” planter with legs?

  16. Melurth | How to grow 🌿 on May 22, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing the tips about peas, I was honestly not aware that they grow better in cooler weather! You do great and I am so happy I found your channel!

  17. Gypsy’s Herbs on May 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Hi there 👋 I just moved to Scottsdale and my California family is freaking me out about Scorpions, snakes & venomous spiders… they are making me not want to start a garden. Can you please let me know how you handle pests or prevent them. Are there certain plants you keep an eye on that attract certain critters?

  18. Tia Drumgold on May 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I’m excited to start so many but summer squash would be nice.

  19. Iris Garden & Pottery on May 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Any veg which doesnt need much sun dear?

  20. Erika Vondrak on May 22, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing, what are planting now? and how are you getting ready for spring? 💕🙏

  21. orange moon glows on May 22, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    easy to grow for me: sweet potatoes, beets, okra, chard, corn, summer squash, onions, melons

  22. Inside the Garden Wall on May 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    The purple beets towards the end caught my eyes! What variety is it and where can I buy their seeds?

  23. Isabel Morse on May 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Angela thank you for another great video..was wondering if a flower video will be coming soon ? Thank you

  24. YUMMommy on May 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Peppers, tomatoes, swiss chard, and summer squash were our favorites to grow in our container garden last summer. Swiss chard is pretty much foolproof to grow. The peppers will definitely produce like crazy if you keep them picked, in the sun, and give them enough water. Also, we have a rosemary plant that seems to be indestructible. It’s survived severe heat, frost, and four snows!

  25. Elizabeth Matheson - Sugarloaf Garden on May 22, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Great list! I also find spinach and kale easy to grow. Oregano and chamomile spring back every year without any help from me. Finally, my favorite easy-to-grow fruit tree in our desert garden… Pomegranate.

  26. Mariam Hanna on May 22, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    You are so helpful to a fellow AZ neighbor. ALSO your hair looks great In this video!! 🙂

  27. krissycus on May 22, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Last year was my first year AZ gardening, and most things failed, but a handful of things (armenian cucs, mexico midget tomatoes, and zucchini) flourished. I’m tempted to scrap everything except what grew well last year, but I imagine I should try again. How often do you try a variety before you give up on it?

  28. James Wilmot on May 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    I have started some of my pepper seeds indoors now. They are mainly saved hybrid seeds which I’ve labelled and showcased in my latest video. I’m using recycled compost from old soil, leaves, fruit and vegetable scraps. For fertilizer I use blended comfrey and nettles with water which provide very good feed for my plants 🙂 I’m also going to grow runner beans and radishes also.

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  30. Jayaru Paranagama on May 22, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Angela, thank you for yet another fantastic video for us beginners! Do you have any tips on how to keep weeds at bay around plants and garden beds in general?

  31. The Royal Crane on May 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    My easy to grow favorites are mint, chamomile, and rutabaga.

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