Jamin Grey wrote:
Oscar Brown wrote:This year I will plant my first vegetable garden at my new home, so I will try with sth easy to grow like beans, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce... I can't wait for it to grow up! Very exciting.
I've had difficulty with some of those, depending on species, and what year it is, so don't get discouraged if you have some failures the first year. Some years, cucumbers do insanely good for me, other years (like last year), the exact same species are big failure, but then the zucchini does insane.
Sometimes it's me making mistakes, sometimes it's the seeds, sometimes it's the environment, sometimes it's the weather. Several years back, *nobody* in this *farming community* got good tomatoes. Makes me feel better at mine failing. One year, the seed company mailed a letter unsolicited with a refund and apologized because the carrot seeds they sent out to everybody around the nation failed. Last year, *zero* of my corn came up (my pumpkins out-grew and overshadowed them). Insane harvest of garlic and onions though!
I usually plant three or four variety of tomatoes, and some species do really well, others kinda barely survive.
One vegetable I've always had success with (in my area, in my soil, with my weather) is butternut squash. This - or related species - is what most store-bought "Canned pumpkin" for pumpkin pie is, despite not looking like a pumpkin. Squash bugs usually attack them, but despite that, I usually get a great crop.
Maybe gardening is about stubbornness: not letting failures discourage me from trying the same plant again the next year, and year by year, I gain a little more knowledge on how to help a specific vegetable thrive despite the conditions.
I hope everything in your garden goes well!