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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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.

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.


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.


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.

Vegetable Garden Soil

Vegetable garden soil should ideally be a mix of half organic and inorganic solids and half porous space. Learn how to achieve the perfect vegetable garden soil for your crop.

New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand spinach tastes and looks like spinach when cooked, but it's not actually a spinach. Learn more about this hardy plant, including how to grow and harvest it, in this article.


Turnips are easy to grow. Learn to grow turnips in your home garden. Our step-by-step guide teaches you how to plant, cultivate, and harvest your turnips in this article.


Learn to grow peanuts in your own garden. This simple guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest your own peanut crop, including soil conditions and gardening techniques.


Cucumbers rank high on vegetable lovers' lists because of the delicious, refreshing crunch. Gardeners love the cucumber plant's lovely, sprawling vines. Check out this article for tips on growing and harvesting the cucumber plant.

California Black-Eye Peas

California black-eyed peas don't like the cold -- but they like the South, and being grown there. Versatile and tasty, black-eyed peas are low in fat, high in fiber and protein. Learn how you can grow and prepare black-eyed peas.


The hearty, delicious eggplant is also a wonderful addition to your home vegetable garden, with its beautiful shape and colorful varieties. Check out this article for tips on growing and harvesting eggplant.


Everyone loves corn. Its sweetly satisfying flavor and versatility make it ever-present in American kitchens -- and some gardens. Check out tips on growing, selecting and preparing corn, and learn about corn's health benefits.


It may look like a giant radish, but horseradish is, in fact, a member of the cabbage family. Check out this article for tips on growing and harvesting the horseradish plant.