7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginners

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginners Bulman Wealth

Starting your own garden may seem intimidating, but it’s a rewarding activity that anyone can do. With the right guidance, you can grow your own lettuce, radishes, kale, peas, sunflowers, cherry tomatoes, and marigolds. Here’s how to get started.

Lettuce and Radishes

Both lettuce and radishes are excellent beginner crops because they grow quickly and don’t require much space. Start by planting seeds directly into the soil in a sunny spot, covering them with a thin layer of soil. Lettuce prefers cooler temperatures, so plant it early in the spring or fall. Radishes, on the other hand, can handle a bit more heat. Water regularly, and you’ll have fresh salad ingredients in just a few weeks![1]

Kale and Peas

Kale and peas are cool-weather crops, best planted in early spring or late summer. Peas need something to climb, so make sure you have a trellis or fence nearby. For kale, plant the seeds about 1/2 inch deep and 16 to 18 inches apart. Regular watering is essential for these plants, and they’ll reward your efforts with bountiful harvests.[1]

Sunflowers and Cherry Tomatoes

Sunflowers and cherry tomatoes bring color and joy to your garden. Sunflowers need full sun and well-drained soil. Plant them 1 inch deep and about 6 feet apart to provide room for their large stalks and blooms. Cherry tomatoes require a sunny spot and sturdy support, such as a cage or trellis. Plant them deep in the soil, leaving only the top few leaves exposed. Both these plants need regular watering, but be careful not to overwater.[1]


Marigolds are a beginner gardener’s best friend. They’re not only beautiful but also deter pests from your vegetable plants. Plant marigold seeds directly into the soil in a sunny area after the last frost of the season. Water them regularly, but avoid soaking the foliage as this can lead to disease.[1]

Gardening can be the perfect hobby to pick up in retirement. It’s relaxing, and it’s a great way to spend your time. If you’re looking to spend more time focused on hobbies and exploring new things in retirement and less time thinking about finances, Click HERE to reach out to us today at Bulman Wealth Group for a complimentary review of your finances.


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