8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

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Want to grow your own vegetables? Create your perfect vegetable patch by choosing the best and easiest veggies to sow and grow in your own garden. Enjoy your hard work and show off your skills to friends and family.

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Radish
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

Radish (Raphanus sativus) is a plant species that represents a food staple in many cultures around the world. The Radish has a wide range of variations, including variants that grow in the spring, summer and winter. The root is generally eaten raw and can be used in salads or as a garnish.

Garden pea
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

Garden pea (Pisum sativum) is an annual vegetable that makes a hardy, cold weather crop. Also known as the green pea or garden pea, it grows from 1 to 1.5 feet tall. Peapods form after the first year and both peas and pods are edible and can be eaten cooked or raw. Excellent in stir fry, tender tips, called pea shoots, are also edible.

8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

The Beet (Beta vulgaris) provides a variety of uses for food products and garden growth. The roots are commonly consumed as nutrient-rich vegetables, the body of the sugar beet is used to make table sugar, and the leaves are harvested as a separate vegetable: chard. In 18th-Century Silesia, an area that is now part of Poland, the first-ever beet sugar extraction plant was created by a royal decree from the king.

Cabbage
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

When you look at a wild Cabbage plant, you may be surprised by how many edible vegetables were derived from it. Native peoples selectively cultivated the wild Cabbage over centuries to produce broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, and more. The wild form of the plant is also edible.

Swiss Chard
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

Swiss Chard is a leafy green that’s cultivated and sold worldwide. It is cultivated for its leaves and stalks, and unlike other beet varieties, it does not produce fleshy roots. Despite being called “Swiss Chard”, this plant doesn’t come from Switzerland; its place of origin is Sicily.

Lettuce
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a hardy annual plant commonly cultivated as a leafy vegetable. The earliest evidence of its cultivation goes all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Its leaves are often used for making salads and they are an excellent source of vitamins K and A.

Common bean
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

Common bean is one of the most widely produced cash crops in the world, with 23.6 million tons grown in 2016. China is the largest producer of the Common bean, accounting for 79% of the market share. While the Common bean is known as a staple food source, the leaves can be used to trap bedbugs and the beans are widely used in a type of fortune-telling called “favomancy”.

Spinach
8 Easy Vegetables to Direct Sow in Garden Beds

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible plant species that is often considered a ‘superfood’ due to its high content of vitamins, folate, fiber, iron, magnesium, and other nutrients. Spinach is grown in gardens around the world and provides an important food source.