Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
6 Sep 2021
4:55 pm

Five easy vegetables to grow in your garden

Lerato Maimela

Create fresh salads, hearty meals and healthy drinks with these five easy to grow vegetables grown by yourself in your own backyard.

Variety of fresh organic vegetables. Picture: iStock

Gardening is a great hobby and habit to get into. Not only are you making your backyard look vibrant and pretty, but you are also getting great exercise, clearing your head and relieving stress.

Gardening is also a great way to bond with your loved ones, and who would want to pass up on the opportunity to grow and better their relationships with their friends and family?

Growing your own fruits and vegetables may be somewhat of a tedious task, but you will be saving money on the number of fruits and vegetables you buy from your grocery on a weekly or monthly basis.

Here is a list of five vegetables which are the easiest to grow in your backyard:


Garlic is one of the most essential ingredients when cooking and creating delicious dishes. The trick to growing garlic perfectly is to use garlic seeds and not the garlic bulbs which most people buy from the grocery store.


Radishes are a part of the Brassicaceae family and are usually enjoyed raw as a crunchy ingredient to add to fresh salads.

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Carrots have many health benefits, the most important being that they strengthen your eyesight. Grow your own carrot for your salads, hearty dishes or even healthy smoothies. Once the top of your carrots start to show through the soil then that means that they’re to harvest and be enjoyed.

Carrot juice. Picture: iStock


Lettuce is usually an important base ingredient for your fresh green salads. Lettuce is also added to garnish burgers and wraps to create a delicious crunchy experience which most people love.


Plant your peas early in the spring and provide them with a small trellis to support their growth. Once your peas are ready to harvest, you can add them to your salads, have them as a side or even eat them on their own as a snack.