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Vegetables

Learn how to start a new vegetable garden, choose the best vegetables and how to take care of a vegetable garden. Meet some of our favorite varieties and browse our time- and money-saving garden tips. Homegrown really does taste better!


Edible Plant Guide

Cool-Season Vegetables to Plant in Fall

Fall is the perfect time to grow cool-season vegetables. Learn which plants do best in fall and this expert’s tips on timing for the best harvest.


Edible Plant Guide

Meet easy-to-grow vegetables, learn how to grow some of your favorite vegetables, like potatoes, strawberries, greens and peas, and even learn how to plan a square-foot garden.

7 easy plants to start from seed

Renee Sheperd of Renee’s Garden Seeds shares 7 easy plants to start from seed, and lets you in on a few secrets to growing these lovely organic flowers and vegetables well.

How to grow strawberries

Learn how to grow strawberries (June-bearing, ever-bearing, and day neutral). We'll show you how to plant, mulch, water and renovate a strawberry garden.

5 great reasons to grow peas

If you've never grown peas before, you should! Learn how to grow peas (and why they're so great!) in this video from Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden.

How to grow your own greens

Everything tastes better when you grow it yourself. Should you grow lettuce, kale, mustard or another leafy green? We'll help you decide and show you how to grow them.

Double-duty edibles

Surprise! If you love juicy blueberries or Asian pears, then check this out: They aren’t just tasty fruit, but they also grow on gorgeous plants!

Getting Started

Learn how to start a vegetable garden. How many vegetables should I plant? How do I start a straw bale garden? Is a galvanized raised garden bed a good idea? Find the answers to these questions and more here!

Straw Bale Gardening

Gardening with straw bales is an easy and economical solution for growing plants and it saves your back, too!

Herbs

Meet easy-to-grow herbs, find out what's wrong with your basil plants, learn how to grow herbs in containers. Learn to get the most fragrance and flavor from your herb garden!

How to Avoid Basil Downy Mildew

Basil downy mildew is spreading across North America. Find out how to identify it, how to prevent it and what to do if you spot this basil disease in your garden.

Ideas for growing herbs in pots

No space for an herb garden? Grow herbs in a container garden instead! These herbs in pots are perfect for growing outdoors on your deck, patio or in windowboxes.

5 Easy Herbs to Grow

Nothing beats freshly picked herbs from the garden to amp up meals (and cocktails!). Meet five easy herbs to grow and learn how to harvest and utilize them in the kitchen.

Tips

Get more vegetables with less money and effort when you employ these vegetable garden tips. Troubleshoot vegetable garden problems. Grow vegetables in containers. Learn which plants repel pests, and more.


Tomatoes

Learn how to grow the best tomatoes. We'll show you which tomato varieties to buy, how to save your own tomato seeds, introduce you to delicious heirloom tomatoes and even show you a few garden-fresh tomato recipes!

Tomato Plant Problems

If tomato plant problems are causing your harvest to be less than bountiful, check out these common problems and find out what you can do.

4 favorite heirloom tomatoes

Tomato guru Brie Arthur shares four of her favorite heirloom tomatoes. They produce lots of fruit, add color to your garden and plate, and taste delicious!