Your Easiest Crops?
I did a little thinking about this (worked hard to come up with an easiest answer ;o). What are the easiest things I grow? As we begin thinking about next year's garden, maybe it makes sense to suggest a few. Annual veggies, perennial veggies, annual flowers, perennial flowers . . . would you like to cast some votes??
First off, cosmos are an easy addition to the flower garden. They grow from seed or self-sow and transplant easily when they are young.
I don't feel that the lilies in my front yard require much to show up each year and make a show. They are sometimes burned by a late frost, tho'. I also need to travel around and pull the stamens out of the flowers when they open. Otherwise, they make kind of a mess out of themselves and aren't pretty for very long.
I have to think about bug threats with some things. So, can't really vote for one that I have to spray to keep the bugs off. Many of my annual vegetables I have to use an organic pesticide on at least some years, some seasons.
What must be the easiest for me to grow without doing that - green beans - are loved by the rabbits! I suppose that despite Bugs and bugs showing up in my garden, carrots are one thing that I never spray. However, rocks make for terrible crookedness and, I think, they are often attacked by those microscopic root nematodes!
I suppose I could vote for onions - which I don't spray. Still, it would only be the sets that are almost impossibly easy. Growing from seed, transplanting tiny seedlings, weeding, and thinning means quite a bit of work.
Sweet corn? I almost can't remember the last time I had so much of a cornworm problem that I had to do anything about them. The aphids, I just shrug off. Using an organic fertilizer, I only need to get it out there for side dressing once. Because of its height, corn is a little difficult to water and then a wind storm can blow it down but that doesn't usually happen. So, here is a vote for sweet corn in my annual veggie garden.
No vote for the mints -- even tho' I have a number in the yard. They are a bit invasive and I don't really care to make any use of them . . . sorry, not really a mint person.
How about perennial chives!?
The chives grow in absolutely the shadiest part of my yard! They really only have sun during the early morning hours of the summer. During a bad snow winter, the snow will slide off my carport and bury them for months.
It takes forever for the ground to thaw around them early in the new season. Still, they are a very early onion crop for me! I very much like them in omelets & scrambled eggs. They can be cut back about the time they flower and be ready for use in sour cream with the potatoes when those are ready for harvest.
Not only do the chives do everything I could hope for in their difficult location -- they also spread. (Maybe they are trying to get out where there is more sun ;o).) However, in my garden, they don't really sneak in amongst other plants so, I can't think of them as being invasive. I've never found them in the lawn grass.
Easiest for you . . ?