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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Caring for a Vegetable Garden

Successful vegetable gardens need to be weeded, watered, fertilized, and maintained all through the growing season to ensure a bountiful crop. Learn everything you need to know about caring for a vegetable garden.


Potatoes can grow in your vegetable garden. Learn the fantastic health benefits of potatoes. HowStuffWorks gives you the nutrition facts, shows the variety of potatoes, and explains the health benefits of potatoes.

Lima Beans

Grow lima beans in your vegetable garden at home. Our guide will help you to plant, cultivate, and harvest lima beans. We'll show you the many delicious varieties of lima beans in this article.

Muskmelon, Cantaloupe

Muskmelon, cantaloupe are great in your home garden. Learn how to plant, harvest, and how to select the best muskmelon, cantaloupe. We'll also show you all the health benefits of muskmelon, cantaloupe.

Vegetable Garden Mulches

Mulches, both organic and inorganic, are a useful addition to vegetable gardens. They help to keep weeds at bay, and they improve the soil's texture. Learn all about applying mulches to your vegetable garden.


Collards are easy to grow in your vegetable garden. Learn the fantastic health benefits of collards. HowStuffWorks gives you the nutrition facts and explains how collards can add power and flavor to your weight loss diet.

Watering a Vegetable Garden

Watering a vegetable garden is essential for the success of your crop, but you need to follow some basic guidelines to go about watering the right way. Learn all about watering a vegetable garden.

Vegetable Gardens

Growing a vegetable garden is a great addition to your current gardening skills. We'll teach you about the different vegetables types, planting methods, and proper veggie garden care. Learn about vegetable gardens.

Caring for Vegetable Seedlings

Caring for vegetable seedlings indoors can lengthen your garden's growing season, and it gives you a wider variety of plants to choose from. Learn about caring for vegetable seedlings indoors.

Direct Seeding in the Vegetable Garden

Direct seeding is an easy and cost-effective way to get your vegetable garden started, if you live in a climate that will allow it. Learn about direct seeding your vegetable garden.

Starting New Vegetable Plants from Parts

Some vegetable plants can be grown from parts of other plants, such as divisions, cuttings, tubers, or suckers. Irish potatoes, onions, and garlic can be grown using these methods. Learn about growing vegetable plants from parts.

Staking Vegetables

Vegetable plants sometimes need stakes, cages, or trellis systems to ensure healthy growth and a good crop. Tomato plants in particular need support systems to thrive. Learn all about staking vegetable plants.

Weeding a Vegetable Garden

Weeding, or cultivating, your garden takes a lot of back-breaking work, but it's necessary to keep those pesky intruders away from your healthy vegetable plants. Learn all about weeding a vegetable garden.

Composting for a Vegetable Garden

A compost pile is a great resource for your vegetable garden. It provides nutrient-rich soil, and it helps clear away some of your kitchen waste. Learn all about maintaining a compost pile.


Watercress is a dark green, leafy plant with a peppery flavor. Watercress is easy to grow and works great in salads and as garnish. Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest watercress from your home garden in this article.

Transplanting Vegetable Seeds from Indoors

Transplanting vegetable plants that you've started as seeds indoors can be a great way to jumpstart your garden, particularly when you're growing tender vegetable plants. Learn all about transplanting vegetable seeds.


Lettuce is a staple of the American diet. Let it become a regular part of your vegetable garden, too. This article includes tips on growing, selecting and preparing lettuce, and information about its health benefits.

Jerusalem Artichokes

The Jerusalem artichoke is actually not an artichoke. Nonetheless, the edible tubers of this plant boast a subtle flavor that's been compared to water chestnuts. Check out this article for tips on growing Jerusalem Artichoke.


Curious about celeriac? It's a form of celery with an edible root. The trick is to grow celeriac until its root is large enough before the ground freezes. Learn more about how to grow and harvest celeriac.

Green Peas

With so many varieties of green peas to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect one for your garden. Learn how to grow, select and prepare green peas, and about their many health benefits.

Designing a Vegetable Garden

Plotting out your vegetable garden before you start planting can help ensure a successful harvest. Graph paper can assist when you're drawing out your plot plan. Learn about designing a vegetable garden.


A member of the cabbage family, kohlrabi is a unique addition to your vegetable garden. Check out this article for tips on growing kohlrabi, and for information about the different varieties of this plant.


Leeks are part of the onion family, but don't confuse them for onions -- their milder, delicate flavor puts leeks in a class of their own. Check out tips for growing this hardy plant.


Kale stands out among its cabbage family members for its great nutritional value. In this article, you'll learn how to grow, select and prepare kale, and read about its many health benefits.


Rutabagas are very hardy vegetables, hybrids between a turnip and a cabbage. Find the essential details of how to grow rutabaga in your garden. Learn how to plant, cultivate and harvest the rutabaga in this article.