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Kitchen Gardening

10 Foolproof Veggies

These high-yield, low-care selections guarantee that this season will be an overwhelming success

Fine Gardening - Issue 152
“Raising vegetables ain’t easy.” I’ll never forget hearing this sentence come out of the mouth of a farmer from Iowa. I had always grown a few tomatoes and a row of peas or two, but after many failed attempts at raising other crops, I had decided that I just wasn’t qualified to have a proper veggie garden. After all, I was always told that vegetable gardening was easy. Not so, according to this farmer with nearly 50 years of experience. He said that true success often lies in selecting the right varieties. But how do you know which are the right varieties? Between pests, diseases, unpredictable weather, and lower than expected harvests, it’s easy to get discouraged when your season doesn’t turn out that stellar. But never fear: These 10 vegetables and fruits are low care, tough as nails, and high yielding. Plant these selections, and you’ll never be discouraged…

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