I would like to grow some vegetables, but I work long hours during the day, so I don’t have that much time to devote to the garden. What vegetables would you recommend that I try?
Low-maintenance vegetables to grow would be peas, beans, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Once these plants are established, there is little time involved other than watering, weeding and fertilizing. Stay away from trying to start your own plants from seed. To save time, buy well-established vegetables from your local garden center. This will not only save time, but will also give you a couple weeks jump start on your garden.
Soil conditions are very important. Adding sphagnum peat will help with drainage and help retain moisture as well as enrich the soil.
More time is usually needed at the beginning of any garden – whether it is an annual, perennial or vegetable garden. Once plants are rooted, your garden will take far less maintenance other than a few hours a week.