Fruits vs. Vegetables – Which is Easier To DIY Garden?

April 25, 2018

If you’re looking to start your own garden this spring, you may be wondering where to begin. Of course you have your favorite fruits and veggies to snack on, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those are the ones you can or want to garden. As you cruise the lawn & garden section of your favorite store and see all of the many seed packets for fruits and vegetables you may be wondering which is easier to DIY garden?

The truth is there are certain fruits and vegetables that are best left to professionals, and others that would make a great choice for a DIY garden.

Here are just a few to consider.

Vegetables Garden

In general there are more beginner vegetables that make a great choice for DIY gardening than there are fruits. Here are a few easy and delicious vegetable options for your garden.

1. Greens
If you enjoy sitting down to devour a big green salad you’re in luck, because salad greens are some of the easier things to DIY garden. Load up your planter box with lettuce, kale, or spinach and enjoy some truly homemade salads.

2. Zucchini and Summer Squash
Zucchini and summer squash also make a great choice for DIY gardeners. Once they get growing, you’ll probably end up with more than you can consume.

3. Bell Peppers
Cuck-full of vitamins, bell peppers are easy to grow and can be eaten plan or used in many different dishes.

Other easy vegetables to grow include cucumbers, radishes, green beans and peas.

Fruit Garden

1. Tomatoes
While some may still debate, technically tomatoes are a fruit and they’re one of the best and easiest fruits to grow. They require little maintenance — just some plant food, water, and plenty of sunshine and you’ll have the best tomatoes of your life.

2. Raspberries and Blackberries
Raspberries and blackberries are very similar, and both make a good DIY fruit. They may not be as easy as some of the vegetables, and do require proper pruning, but the delicious fruit is worth the effort.

3. Strawberries
Lastly, strawberries make a good DIY garden fruit. Try to find a variety that sends “runners” out and your crop will continue to grow each year!


One of the things you’ll want to think about as you begin your DIY garden is how to keep your garden healthy and thriving, no matter what fruit or vegetable you decide to plant. There is where knowledge of lawn and garden care comes in handy. Before you begin gardening you want to make sure you have the necessary lawn & garden equipment to meet whatever challenges you may face. You’ll also want to be knowledgeable about potential bugs in your garden. A do-it-yourself approach may work for gardening fruits and vegetables, but do-it-yourself pest control may have dire consequences on your plants and your health if done incorrectly. Instead, be sure to check out a local pest control company, My All Green, for help getting rid of bugs in your garden. They can help save your plants and offer lawn care services as well! Don’t hesitate to give them a call and get a free quote.