If you’re new to gardening, don’t be intimidated because there are many plants that are easy to grow and maintain. When you’re first starting out, it can seem like a little bit of a struggle to find which plants will work best for your budget, time, and your skills. Luckily, there are some wonderful plants out there that do the work for you with just a little watering and some love! Make things easy on yourself and pick up these plants that are easy to grow and maintain. Some of them are even goodies that you can invite into your kitchen for your meals too!
Herbs are one of my favorite plants that are easy to grow and maintain of all. Herbs such as basil, cilantro, parsley, oregano, mint, and thyme are all incredibly simple to plant and hardly any require much care. Buy the seeds at your local store, and opt for organic if you can to avoid GMO seeds or pesticides. Also, plant them early, around mid-March or after the last frost outdoors. You can also grow them indoors year round. It’s best to start them off in a small pot, or the container they come with. Just plant them in around 3 inches of soil, watering only once a week to start, or as directed on the package. When the sprouts start to come up, leave them for a couple more weeks, and then transfer to a larger pot. Never plant the seeds more than one to two inches under the topsoil so they don’t get buried, which may slow their growth. Herbs can be grown all year round, and are great to keep on the kitchen window. Not to mention, they save you tons of money in your culinary adventures!