Best Vegetables to Grow In Calgary for Beginner Gardeners
Posted on February 01 2023
Explanation of Why Certain Vegetables are Better for Beginner Gardeners and what are the Characteristics of Vegetables that are Good for Beginner Gardeners:
We’ve all been there. Wanting to grow your own food without any idea of what is going to grow here in the great white northern town of Calgary. Starting and growing your own vegetable garden can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it can also be overwhelming for those who are new to gardening. To make it easier, it's helpful to start with vegetables that are easy to grow and maintain. These types of vegetables typically have fewer pests and disease issues, are quick to mature, and can be grown with minimal effort. When choosing vegetables to grow in your vegetable garden, it's important to consider their suitability for beginner gardeners. Some key characteristics to look for include:
A quick trip to the Doug Gardens Farm Garden in the morning allowed us to harvest a full weeks worth of bush beans.
Recommendations for Vegetables that are Easy to Care for and Yield a Good Harvest
Here are some Heirloom vegetables from Wildrose Heritage Seed Company that are easy to care for and yield a good harvest: (we are not affiliated with with Wildrose Heritage Seed Company. We just love what they do, have had great success with their seeds and use their seeds in our Soil Nourishing Subscription)
- Lettuce: Our favorite varieties are Great Lake 118 and Buttercrunch
- Carrots: Our favorite varieties are Scarlet Nantes and Danvers 126
- Green beans: Our favorite varieties are Royal Burgundy Bush and Blue Lake Bush
- Peas: Our favorite variety is the Super Sugar Snap
- Beets: Our favorite varieties are Bulls Blood and Touchstone Gold
Zucchini: Our favorite variety is the Black Beauty
Our kids loved going down to the Garden and picking giant zucchinis from the Doug Gardens Farm Garden zucchini patch!
These vegetables are a great choice for beginner gardeners as they are relatively low maintenance and provide a good yield, making them a rewarding experience for those who are new to vegetable gardening.
Before you know it, spring will be here and our short growing window in Calgary will be starting. Make this your year to grow your own healthy organic vegetables and feed your family the nutrient dense vegetables they need!