You already grow flowers in your backyard garden. But with produce prices through the roof these days, why not grow a few of your own vegetables? We promise nothing tastes as sweet as a cherry tomato popped into your mouth straight from the vine or as fresh as salad greens picked that same day for dinner. You’ll waste less, too, because you won’t forget about the beans shoved in the back of the crisper or the packaged spinach that got slimy before you could use it.
You’d be surprised how many vegetables are actually easy to grow, even in small spaces (including balconies and decks). The most important thing to remember is that veggies need full sun, which means about 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. You’ll also want to make sure you’re watering during dry spells.
With that in mind, here are 15 easy vegetables to grow this spring, no matter what your experience level: