Knowledge is power. This is true in every facet of our lives, and gardening is no exception. The more we learn about how to grow healthy, delicious vegetables and herbs, the better gardeners we'll become. It doesn't always mean we'll be successful (pests, diseases, and weather can still plot against us!) but it does mean we can start avoiding many of those rookie mistakes we all make at some point.

With that in mind, I'd like to present you with a crash course in vegetable gardening, courtesy of Planet Green and a few of my favorite garden blogs and websites. These links cover a variety of topics, from crop rotation and organic pest control to perennial vegetables and composting. There are tips for small-space gardeners, such as how to grow a variety of vegetable in containers. Learn how to grow more food in less space, no matter where you garden. Whether you garden in a back yard, on a community plot, or on your fire escape or windowsill, I hope you find something here that will help you grow better.