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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Shallots are little onions with a more delicate flavor. Shallots are very easy to grow and can spice up your favorite recipes. Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest shallots from your home garden in this article.

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.

Winter Squash

Winter squash must be harvested before first frost -- but can remain delicious after, providing a number of nutrients. These vine-based growers can be baked, steamed, sauteed, or simmered. Learn how to grow winter squash.


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.

Green Beans

If you're looking for an uncomplicated vegetable to grow, choose green beans. There are several varieties of this delicious vegetable to choose from. This article will show you how to grow and harvest green beans.

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese cabbage has broad, thick, tender leaves and grows 15 to 18 inches tall. Grown only in cold weather, it is best seeded directly in the garden. Learn more about growing and harvesting Chinese cabbage.


Watermelon isn't a small snack -- it can weigh up to l00 pounds. With warm soil and ample water, gardeners can grow this source of lycopene, which can prevent cancer. Learn how to grow watermelon.

Preparing a Vegetable Garden for Winter

To prepare a vegetable garden for winter, you'll want to do a great cleanup job in the fall. This garden care will make it easier to start the new growing season in the spring.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts can take three months to grow, but it's not a hard process -- and it can be a worthy one, given its cancer-fighting abilities and nutritional value. Learn how to grow Brussels sprouts.

Assessing Your Climate for Starting a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening success depends on choosing the right plants for your climate. Some plants require long, hot days, while others thrive in cool weather. Learn how to assess your climate to start a vegetable garden.

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

When starting a vegetable garden, you need to consider what kinds of plants you want to grow, and then which varieties will work best for you. Learn all about starting a vegetable garden.

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is a leafy vegetable that thrives in cooler temperatures. With a growth cycle of roughly two months, Swiss chard needs to be trimmed to retain its flavor. Learn about Swiss chard.

Peppers, Hot and Sweet

Peppers come in several sweet and hot varieties -- both types make a tasty and attractive addition to any vegetable garden. Learn about growing, harvesting, and serving sweet and hot peppers.

Summer Squash

Summer squash needs sun, warm weather and is best when harvested young. It doesn't take much to grow these fiber -- and vitamin C -- rich vegetables. Learn more about how to grow and select summer squash.


With its toothed, curled or wavy leaves, endive will brighten up your salads and home vegetable gardens. Check out this article for tips on growing and harvesting this hardy, cool-season plant.

Globe Artichokes

The beautiful globe artichoke boasts a delicate, buttery flavor that will make you an instant fan. Learn how to grow, select and prepare globe artichokes, and find out about this popular vegetable's health benefits.


A clove a day keeps the doctor away? It might sound odd (and a bit stinky), but garlic has been used medicinally for centuries. In this article, we'll talk about growing, selecting and serving garlic, as well as explore the medicinal and healing history surrounding it.


Cardoon is a tender perennial that's grown as an annual. Only the leaves and flower stalks are eaten on this cousin of the globe artichoke. Check out this article for tips on growing cardoon.


Naturally sweet, hearty and good for you, carrots are must-haves in the kitchen and garden. In this article, you'll learn tips for growing, selecting and preparing carrots, and about their many health benefits.