6 Easiest Plants To Grow When You’re Just Starting Your Garden

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a classic backyard garden staple.

Once again, this fruit can be grown in small spaces — you can even grow tomatoes in hanging baskets. As a beginner, it is recommended that you begin with smaller varieties, such as cherry tomatoes. If you are planting from seed, start six to eight weeks before the average last spring frost.

When it comes to growing tomatoes, they need at least six hours of daily sunlight for northern regions and in southern regions, exposure to light afternoon sun will help the crop thrive. What’s interesting is that if you plant your tomatoes next to basil (another easy plant to grow), you will be able to naturally repel certain pests, including mosquitoes. Learn more here.

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