Good Plants For Beginners
These are a few plants that I’ve found to be more difficult to kill than others.
For those who want to start gardening but are afraid that they are going to kill everything.
Snapdragons: These flowers don’t take up all that much space since they are thin and grow upwards. They are also perennials, so they come back year after year. These have the potential to spread if the area around them is fertile enough.
Pansies: Little, low to the ground flowers that are good fillers and ground cover. They’re pretty versatile and can be put pretty much anywhere that will hold a plant. I like to put them in herb gardens to bring some color because they come in so many different designs and colors.
Mint: Super easy to grow, grow into big bushes. They are a little high maintenance when it comes to pruning because if you let them go too long, they will take over everything and spread.
Chives: I don’t know if it’s just where I live, but I once planted a little chive plant because it was cute and now I have a whole field of chives. These babies can spread everywhere. They are good to use in a lot of dishes. I interchange them with green onion.
Tomatoes: I think everyone should have a tomato plant, it’s almost like a rite of passage lol. Tomato plants are pretty hardy creatures and can continue on into fall and winter if you take really good care of them. They just require a lot of water compared to other things.
Lamium: The bees where I’m at love these little flowers. These are also perennials so they come back through the years. They are cute, little bell-shaped flowers that grow close to the ground and have a lot of blooms. It’s so cute to see the bees shove their heads in the flowers!
Phlox: These flowers smell sooo good!. Like the lamium, they too are also small blooms and grow close to the ground.
Cactus: I find cactus to grow the easiest out of succulents and the like both inside and outside. I recommend putting them in a size appropriate pot so when the frost comes you can bring it inside and keep it growing.
A parting tip: some plants will grow better in different places than others. If you live in a desert climate, some of the more fragile plants may not thrive as much as others, but if you live in a tropical area, some plants may get overwhelmed and can drown. Plant what you can handle and take care, which will help save both time and money.