How to Grow an Easy Garden

Since vegetable gardening has lately been increasing in popularity, it seems there's a lot of disagreement over whether growing a garden is a big commitment, taking up all your free time and demanding all your skill, or a hobby that can be accomplished in a couple hours a week.

I think the answer is obvious, that it can be as easy or as difficult as you make it, and you'll probably get something out of it either way. So if you want a productive vegetable garden with very little work, try using the following instructions. They are guaranteed to work, unless of course they don't.

1. Get some dirt. If you have land, scrape the sod back. If you don't have a shovel, use a tablespoon (but not the good ones). Or just dump some bagged soil into a pot.

2. Stick some zucchini seeds into the dirt.

3. Add some water. Keep adding water whenever the dirt looks dry.

4. Pull the zucchinis off before they get to be the size of a baseball bat.

5. When you can't eat any more zucchini, rip the plant out.

See, that's not so hard, is it? Only 5 easy steps. It will help if you have a sunny spot, of course. If you don't, you might try using lettuce seeds instead. The zucchini, however, looks much more impressive.


  1. I've had easy gardens and hard gardens - all in the same garden. It just depends on how much time I have. Now that my kids are gone, I find I like the harder gardens better. I time all the succession crops and do a wide variety of plants. When my kids took more of my time, I would throw in some tomatoes and peppers in black plastic and call it done.

  2. It really can be as easy as putting a few seeds in the soil. It's well worth remembering rather than not attempting to grow any veggies. Good post!

  3. Yes, it really can be that easy can't it? I think it's hard when we overdo it. I know I have done better when I try less than when I get carried away with more:)

    Great post!


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