Gardening 101 for beginners

Easy Plants: Gardening 101 For Beginners

What should a beginner garden? What is the easiest thing to grow in a garden? What is the easiest plant to plant? Are you one of the many beginners to gardening and asking yourself these questions?

Many people will tell you that gardening requires a lot of equipment, takes up your entire weekend, and is not worth it. And if you’re the kind of person who loves gardening, you’re probably rolling your eyes right now.

Yes, gardening can be hard work. And it does require some time and dedication to get the most from it. If you want a beautiful yard without too much effort, why not try planting some herbs or flowers that will grow on their own?

Here are seven plants that will grow in different conditions and don’t need much attention. So, let us get started with this guide to gardening 101 for beginners.


Blooming pretties like these make colorful fence decorations.

Zinnias come in different colors and shapes. The most common are orange with black centers. They don’t need much water; in fact, too much water will kill them. They like to grow in dry soil and endure high temperatures and drought conditions.

Zinnias do well when you plant them with other plants. For example, they make pretty companions for roses and tomatoes, and they even attract butterflies!

Gardening 101 for beginners, zinnias


Foxgloves look like tall spires of purple bells with bright yellow centers. They only grow about two feet tall, so it’s easy to have a lot of them in even a tiny plot of land. They grow best when planted directly from seed, and they don’t need water every day.

Foxgloves do best in full sun, so pick a place that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day.

Gardening 101 for beginners, foxgloves


It’s best to plant lavender in a dry, sunny space away from other plants. It also needs good drainage, so don’t plant it in heavy soil.

Lavender mostly comes in purple or grayish tones, but some are yellow or white. It only grows about eighteen inches tall, so it’s great for borders.

Lavender plants are also very fragrant. You can dry the flowers and use them in pillows or sachets to make your clothes smell good (lavender also repels insects).

This plant only needs occasional watering, but you should keep it away from walking areas because the leaves and flowers can be crushed and stop growing.

Gardening 101 for beginners, lavender


This herb plant requires full sun and dry soil.

Sage is a tall bush with silvery leaves. It’s excellent for cooking because you can dry the leaves and use them to season pretty much anything.

The best way to grow sage is from cuttings. However, if you want it in your garden right away, gather some of the branches that have fallen off, and plant them.

Gardening 101 for beginners, sage


Rosemary needs full sun and well-draining soil. If you have a shady yard, don’t bother planting it. And while rosemary does need water to get started, too much can kill it, so stop watering it once the roots are developed.

Rosemary grows about three feet tall, so it’s good for borders. You can also grow rosemary from seeds or cuttings.

Gardening 101 for beginners, rosemary


Thyme is another herb that likes full sun and minimal water. Again, it’s best to plant them from seeds or cuttings. If you use plants from the nursery, they may not be the same type of thyme as what you’ve planned.

Thyme looks like smaller, bushier rosemary. It’s got small, oval leaves that are usually light green or grayish, and it blooms with tiny purple flowers that attract bees.

It’s great for cooking because you can chop up the leaves and put them in just about anything. When it starts to bolt, use those flowers to make some honey.

Gardening 101 for beginners, thyme


Every garden needs at least one mint plant. It grows in almost every part of the world and can survive in any garden, even shady ones.

Mint is a tall-ish plant, so it’s good for filling up any bare spaces in your yard. It’s also easy to grow from cuttings or seeds.

Mint grows best in wet soil that drains well. If it gets too much water, the roots will rot, and the plant will die.

It’s best to keep mint in a contained area because you don’t want it to spread everywhere. Mint leaves are great for cooking and making herbal tea to

Gardening 101 for beginners, mint

Gardening 101 For Beginners?

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