*Potato – Grow potatoes to help break up the soil in a new garden. The crop will be a bonus.
*Pumpkin – Pumpkins are so tolerant that they’ll grow in almost any situation – even in the compost heap.
*Cucumber – Cucumbers, like pumpkins, have separate male and female flowers. Only the female flowers will set fruit.
*Beans – As beans make use of the nitrogen from the atmosphere, these plants will actually enrich the garden soil.
*Sweet Corn – Sweet corn has become a staple food in many countries of the world. The only member of the grass family that is grown as a vegetable.
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