Herb and Vegetable Gardens

Herb and vegetable gardens are a great addition to your yard and kitchen. Learn all you need to know about planting herb and vegetable gardens.

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A study published in the journal Ecology Letters highlights the benefits of urban gardens for their human caretakers and local ecosystems.

By Rebecca Owen

Most of us just pee and flush without giving it a second thought, but your urine, when used correctly, can be a great fertilizer for your garden.

By Kate Morgan

Learn which plants benefit each other — and which plants shouldn't be neighbors — to get the most out of your garden.

By Kate Morgan

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Did you know you don't need a plot of dirt or a ton of space to grow a lush vegetable and flower garden? You can get started with a bale of straw.

By Kate Morgan

"Lasagna gardening" is a no-till, no-dig method of organic gardening that helps create rich, healthy soil and requires very little work to get started.

By Kate Morgan

Kohlrabi is a cruciferous vegetable, just like cabbage, with a slightly sweeter flavor. It's also known as a German turnip and can be eaten raw or cooked.

By Stephanie Vermillion

You know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what's your IQ on the lesser-known fruits (and veggies) of the world? Take our quiz to find out!

By Alia Hoyt

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What vegetable is often mistaken for a fruit, has poisonous leaves but is still edible and is often harvested by candlelight? Yep, that would be rhubarb.

By Tara Yarlagadda

Roundup is the brand name for the chemical glyphosate, which is the most widely used weedkiller today. Some hail it, some hate it, but what does it really do?

By Chris Pollette

The cucamelon is about the size of a grape but it packs a big, tart punch. Just don't expect cucamelons to taste like cucumbers or watermelons!

By Nathan Chandler

Sure, you could take a wrecking ball to everything that casts a shadow on your yard. But it's way easier to simply plant some veggies that thrive on shade. Which seeds should you sow?

By Clint Pumphrey

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You'd like to learn how to grow herbs in pots so that you can grow them inside. This article will tell you how to grow herbs in pots.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

You can't always have fresh herbs, but you can have freshly dried herbs if you learn how to dry your own herbs at home. Learn how to dry herbs in this article.

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You want to garden in Arizona, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to garden in Arizona in this article.

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Basil is a beautifully fragrant plant that's easy to harvest. Learn about how to harvest basil in this article.

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If you know how to grow sugar beets you'll always have a good source of carbohydrates, protein, minerals and vitamins. Read this article and get more information about how to grow sugar beets.

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Lately your friends are all talking about how easy it is to plant alfalfa seeds. Read in this article all about alfalfa and how to plant alfalfa seeds.

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You want to plant cotton seeds, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to plant cotton seeds in this article.

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Millet is a popular food that's easy to grow yourself. Here's a guide to how to grow millet.

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A drink topped with fresh sprigs of mint. A pulled pork taco with fresh cilantro. Pasta with chopped oregano. All of this can be yours, with an indoor herb garden.

By Debra Ronca

Do you love artichokes and would like to grow some in your garden? Learn how to grow artichokes in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Wouldn't it be fun if you could plant your own watermelons? Learn about how to plant watermelon in this article.

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Keep rabbits out of your garden with fencing, tree guards, aromatic repellents or human hair. Learn how to keep rabbits out of your garden in this article.

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You have an urge to plant sweet corn, but don't know what to do. This article will tell you how to plant corn seeds.

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Chili peppers can spice up a variety of dishes, making your mouth burn and your eyes water, but what makes these peppers so hot?

By M.J. Plaster