9 Easy Plants to Grow for the Novice Gardener ...

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Choosing easy plants to grow is a good place to start if you´re new to gardening.

Trying to cultivate plants that are fussier about conditions is best left to those with experience.

Instead, pick some easy plants to grow, and you´ll be thrilled at the results.2

So here are some plants for novice gardeners to try growing …

1. Spider Plant

Spider plants are among the best plants for novice gardeners.

You can grow them in pots during the summer – they look specially great in hanging baskets, surrounded by flowers.

They´re also easy to grow indoors, and before long you´ll have lots of “babies”, which you can separate and pot up, or leave to grow on the parent plant..

2. Geraniums

Geraniums are a common sight growing in pots on balconies in Mediterranean countries.

They love sun, so with very little effort you can have a colourful display of flowers.

A mass of red geraniums looks lovely, so grow as many as you have space for.

3. Busy Lizzies

Also known as Impatiens, busy lizzies are colourful little flowers that grow really easily.

They look fantastic in hanging baskets and tubs.2

You can also plant them in flower beds or grow to a large size indoors.

Try sowing a packet and see what happens!

4. Sunflowers

Sunflowers really couldn´t be easier to grow – just plant the seeds in the ground, and sit back and watch (remembering to water them, of course!).

They´re really god for encouraging children to take an interest in gardening , as they grow fast, and you can have competitions to see whose grows the tallest!

5. Marigolds

Marigolds are very easy plants to grow.

Like sunflowers, they´re also fast growers, so if you´re impatient for a colourful garden you won´t have long to wait!

Try planting them in containers with non-flowering plants for a great contrast.

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