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If you love the idea of eating fresh vegetables you’ve grown yourself but don’t have a green thumb, then potatoes, tomatoes, and lettuce are easy crops to grow successfully.
To grow potatoes, dig a trench in your garden about 6 to 8 inches deep, then cut pieces of seed potato and place them cut-side down into your trench at 12- to 15-inch intervals.
You can also grow your potatoes indoors — just make sure they have access to at least six hours of direct sunlight each day to ensure a healthy growth cycle.
To grow tomatoes, fill small pots with worm casting seed mix, add lots of water, plant a few seeds in each pot, and ensure they get six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily.
Water once or twice a day as the weather gets warmer. Your tomatoes will need less water if you plant them directly in the ground, but they must get at least 1 to 2 inches a week.
Start your lettuce in the spring or fall, as they prefer temperatures of 45 to 80 degrees. The soil must be between pH 6.0 and 7.0, well-drained, and have lots of organic matter.
Pick a spot that gets afternoon shade in summer, wet the soil, sprinkle on the seeds, and they’ll germinate in about seven to 14 days. Water only if the first inch of soil is dry.