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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

How to Grow Garlic

Garlic might just be the easiest edible plant you can learn how to grow... and home grown tastes so good!


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.

How to Grow Radishes

Learn the secrets to growing radishes and how to harvest this cool-season vegetable in both spring and fall!

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are an easy vegetable to grow! See our 4 tips for growing cucumbers and getting your best harvest.

Small Vegetable Garden Ideas

Try these 6 small vegetable garden ideas to pack more food into less space. Plus meet some small-space vegetable varieties you should be growing.

How to Grow Cucamelons

Cucamelons look like tiny watermelons but taste like cucumbers with a twist of lime. Learn how to grow them in your garden.

2021’s Best New Vegetable Introductions

Tired of growing the same old varieties in your veggie garden? Try these new vegetable introductions — they’re easy to grow, have great flavor and disease resistance.
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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 Grow Basil

Grow your own basil and you'll always have plenty for every recipe! Here's how to choose the right variety and how to grow the best plants in your 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.

Growing vegetables indoors

Check out a few of our tips for growing vegetables indoors over winter and vegetable varieties we recommend

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.

Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties to Grow

Check out tomato grower, Jennie Smith’s, favorite heirloom tomatoes varieties ranging from cherry to beefsteak and learn a little about each one’s history.

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!

In the Weeds

In our newest column, In the Weeds, Jamie Seitz takes a look at the light-hearted side of gardening.

What's Your Raking Personality?

When it's time to take care of fall leaves, Jamie's family is enlisted to help (whether they want to or not!) and everyone has their own approach.

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