What vegetables require the least care? This is my first summer after retiring and we hope to get about: visit friends, do a garden tour, do a bike tour, go hiking etc. All of which will take me away from the garden this summer. Tomatoes I know require a very watchful eye. So do squash with the squash bugs. Any ideas about what other veggies won't require so much tending ? Maybe herbs? Garlic is already in the bed from the fall. How about onions? I have never grown them. One possibility is I could lay landscape cloth and plant dahlias with tomato cages on top. Any ideas?