8 Easy Vegetables To Grow From Seed

It’s a great experience seeing tiny seeds grow into healthy vegetables. However, this rewarding outcome may not be simple to achieve, especially when dealing with difficult species. 

If you are new to gardening, start with simple tasks. We suggest easy vegetables to grow from seed right here. Let’s check and determine which to start off with! 

8 Easy Vegetables To Grow From Seed

Many vegetables are suitable to grow from seed. However, we can only consider a few of them easy species. Here are the best options among them: 

1. Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is a low-maintenance green that is high in minerals and vitamins. This species does a better job of resisting heat and frost than other vegetables, making it easy to grow. 

When to grow: Spring 

Harvest time: Four to six weeks after planting

How to growSoak the seeds in the water overnight for strong germination. Then, plant them about half an inch deep in the soil; remember to keep them three inches apart. 

If you notice newly sprouted seedlings, thin them using cuticle scissors. Many chard seed shells include two or more seeds within.

You may see more than one seed germinating. In this case, remove all and leave the strongest one. 

Swiss Chard can resist frost and heat 

2. Radish

Radishes are quick, simple, and fun to cultivate. You can even grow these tiny plants in the smallest areas and make excellent veggie plot fillers. 

When to grow: Spring or Autumn 

Harvest time: Three weeks from planting

How to growStart by loosening the soil six to ten inches. It’s necessary to mix the soil with well-rotted manure or high-quality compost. 

Next, sow the seeds half an inch deep and one inch apart. Leave a range of 12 inches between the rows. 

When you need the seedlings, thin your salad radishes to three inches apart. With oriental radishes, make it ten inches. 

3. Lettuce 

There are countless varieties of lettuce. It would be best to put in the shade generated by taller plants because they thrive close to the soil. Growing rhubarb from seed (8 – Sheet 1) is also an excellent idea since it shares many similarities with lettuce. 

When to grow: Spring or Autumn

Harvest time: Six to ten weeks after planting

How to growYou need to loosen the soil at least ten inches deep before planting your seeds. Mixing it with compost will be beneficial for your lettuce’s development. 

Then, sow the seeds evenly over the bed or plant them in lines or squares a quarter-inch deep and one inch apart.

4. Carrots 

Carrots are simple to cultivate from seeds, but if not appropriately planted, they might be hard to grow. Always sow the seeds directly in the soil because transplanting the plants can lead to abnormalities. 

When to grow: Early Spring and late Autumn

Harvest time: 10 to 12 weeks after planting 

How to growWork with the soil properly before sowing the seeds. Also, make sure that the last frost has passed. If the weather in your area is cool, you can also cultivate in the summer. 

Now, sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and two inches apart. The space between the rows should be ten inches. 

Carrots are suitable for growing from seed

5. Beans 

Beans are excellent for novice gardens because they can thrive in various conditions and yield in weeks. Don’t forget to give them full sun and water for optimal growth. 

When to grow: Spring

Harvest time: Seven to eight weeks before planting 

How to growBeans flourish in the spring, so wait to plant the seeds in warm soil after the last frost. You need to sow them one inch deep. They need frequent watering for quick germination.  

6. Cucumbers 

Cucumbers can thrive in hills, garden beds, rows, or pots since they are adaptable in their growing settings. They will thrive everywhere with mild weather, plenty of sunlight, and water. 

When to grow: February to July

Harvest time: Seven to eight weeks from planting 

How to growBefore sowing seeds six inches apart and 1/2 inch deep, carefully moisten the soil. Once the seedlings grow three leaves, thin them out to a distance of 12 inches, the optimum space for transplanting seedlings. 

7. Beets

Beets are a lively cool-season vegetable that blooms quickly in bright sunlight. Because they can resist frost, they are a fantastic option for northern gardeners. They can also grow well in containers (15- Sheet 1)

When to grow: Spring and Autumn

Harvest time: Seven to eight weeks from planting

How to growOne month before the last frost, sow beet seeds straight in the soil. Then, plant more seeds two or three weeks later. 

Although beet seeds can sprout in cool air, they perform at their best when the soil temperature is over 50 degrees. 

8. Tomatoes 

Tomato plants are incredibly productive and straightforward to grow. But remember to transplant these heat-loving plants into the garden when the weather turns warm in the spring because they cannot endure frost. 

When to grow: March and April

Harvest time: Seven to eight weeks from planting 

How to growWhen spring comes, you can start your gardening indoors. Sow the weeds in water overnight before sowing for quick germination. Then, plant them 1/4 inch deep into the soil. Besides, try to give them bright lighting. 

It’s an excellent idea to grow tomato seeds in small pots. They will spout within 5 to 14 days. Once the seedlings reach four to eight inches in height, consider transplanting them into bigger buckets. 


Each variety of vegetables requires a specific condition to thrive. If you are not confident about your gardening skills and experience, go for the simple ones, like those we suggest in this post. 

Hopefully, you will have a productive harvest. For any further information, please feel free to ask. Thank you for reading!  

For over eighty years the Wightman Family has been growing and selling fruits and vegetables at the farm.