10 Easy Edible Plants

Starting your own edible garden? Never fear with these easy-to-grow crops.


LettuceLettuce
Lettuce

These leafy greens are a cinch. They prefer the cooler temperatures of spring or fall. Loose-leaf varieties can be trimmed down multiple times for repeated harvesting. We love that!
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TomatoTomato
Tomato
Full sun and plenty of compost are just about all you need for successful tomatoes. You'll never buy store-bought again.
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Sugar snap peasSugar snap peas
Sugar snap peas
These quick growers prefer cool temps; sow them in spring or fall. Their crunchy pods are so delicious plucked straight from the vine that we find they rarely make it all the way inside.
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BeansBeans
Beans
It makes no difference whether you go with a bush or pole variety-beans need sun and some water, and they'll willingly produce a bounty.
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Radish
Radish
One of the fastest crops around! Grow in cooler temps or in light shade. Twenty-eight days later, you've got yourself a crunchy crop.
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