cucumber and tomato plants in the garden

When it comes to starting your home garden there are lots of alternatives and options regarding what to plant and where to start.

In this post, we will be talking about what are the best plants to grow in your home garden. By best, we will be referring to the easiest to grow and maintain.

Of course, depending on where you live, weather conditions will have an impact on this.

What are the best flowers to grow in your home garden?

When considering which plants are best for your home garden, we usually think about vegetables and herbs but flowers also play an important role.

Planting flowers for the home garden has many perks. The most important reason to plant to grow flowers in your vegetable bed is to attract native bees and other beneficial insects but they are also helpful to deter pests. It is also possible to add flowers to entice butterflies, birds, and other desirable species.

When considering which are the best companion flowers, you should look for flowers that will bloom at the same time as your vegetable crops.

If you are a beginner, starting with annual flowers might be a good idea as they grow easily and produce lots of blooms:

  • poached egg plant (limnanthes)
  • alyssum
  • nasturtium
  • calendula
  • marigold
  • violas
  • zinnia
  • borage

However, native perennials are also important as they are the best way to attract pollinators like the native bees:

  • Autumn Crocus
  • Goldenrod
  • Balloon Flower
  • Japanese Anemone
  • Russian Sage
  • Chrysanthemum

It is best to sprinkle flowers throughout your garden and make sure they do not compete with your veggies for sunlight.

What are the best vegetables to grow in your garden?

First of all, the best vegetables to plant in your garden are the ones you enjoy eating. There are some veggies that are easy to grow and will give you a reliable harvest of delicious produce all season long:

  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Beans

In conclusion, what are the best plants to grow at home? The ones you most enjoy eating and having on your plate! Check out this post for tips on how to start your vegetable garden at home.

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