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Easy Plants To Grow For Beginners

Here are some easy-to-grow plants for first-time gardeners.

Research has found the act of gardening could help improve your overall well-being. You can cultivate your plants to simply admire their beauty or enjoy some delicious and nutritious food. A little gardening is also a great way to spend some time outdoors. However, growing your plants can feel challenging, especially if you are a beginner. You need to ensure you give them the proper care it needs to thrive. Here are some plants that are easy to grow for first-time gardeners.

Fresh and nutritious tomatoes

Most people consume tomatoes regularly in their diet. That is why if you are going to grow a plant, you may as well grow something you can use. Tomato plants reportedly need a constant soil temperature of 65° to 80°F in order to germinate. This plant needs a lot of sunlight. Place the plants by a window. You can use artificial grow lights in a windowless room. When the plants sprout four leaves transfer them into bigger pots with a height of 4 to 6 inches. Find a sunny area outdoors to place them. Tomatoes come in many varieties, which is why you will have to arrange the plants somewhere between 12 to 48 inches apart. Do a little research beforehand.

Aromatic basil and fresh mint

If you enjoy herbs, give basil and mint a try. Garden-raised basil requires a lot of sunlight. Make sure to plant the seeds at least 12 inches apart and water them lightly whenever the soil feels dry. Meanwhile, mint does really outdoors and needs damp soil with good drainage. It tends to thrive when placed in an area that receives a moderate amount of shade during the day.

Colourful Pansies

Pansies seem to be easy to grow and are extremely resilient. They can reportedly survive in cold temperatures. There are over 300 varieties of pansies on the planet. Many of them are bred specifically for really hot or cold environments. They can make your front yard look pretty. You can grow some of them from seeds. However, make sure to place each one in moist soil and they should be spaced at least 7 to 12 inches apart. Provide the flowers with some shade in the warmer region. Plant them strategically so they can spend at least three to four hours in the shade daily. You should also make sure they get an inch of water every week.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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