Gardening for Beginners - Eat. Drink. Better.
, you can buy mature plants. Your best bet for finding fruit and veggie plants is your local farmers market. I know I didn’t want to start out from the seed the first year I gardened. Even though I grew up with a garden in my backyard, I was wary of how green my thumb was. It was always my mother doing the planting and maintaining. It will be a bit more expensive to buy a mature plant, of course, but ‘expensive’ is relative. Many farmers will sell their spare plants for about a dollar. If you get mature plant locally – that’s the best part! It’s local, so the plant is much more likely to transplant well to your environment. Now instead of paying a premium price for your local goods, you can have your own farmers market in your own backyard!