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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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.

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.


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.


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.


Chicory is grown for its roots and its tender shoots -- a tasty ingredient in salads. Learn how to grow and harvest chicory, and find out about the different varieties of the plant.


Dandelion is more than just a weed. This very hardy plant is a versatile one, boasting nutrient-rich leaves and roots. Check out this article for tips on growing and harvesting the dandelion plant.


Sorrel is an easy-to-grow green. While the weedy variety is too bitter to eat, garden sorrel and French sorrel are perfect for salads. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting sorrel.


Home gardeners will find a challenge in celery, a hardy plant that's a favorite among vegetable lovers. Check out tips for growing and harvesting celery, and information about the different varieties of this popular vegetable.


Radishes make a lovely rosette or spicy addition to your salad, but you might not know how easy it is to grow these hardy vegetables. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting radishes.


The uniquely sweet beet is a hearty, satisfying vegetable that's also good for you. This article features tips for growing, selecting and preparing beets, and information about the many health benefits of this versatile vegetable.


Broccoli packs more nutrients than any other vegetable. And, it is delicious and low in calories to boot. Learn how to grow, select and prepare broccoli, and about broccoli's numerous health benefits.


Cabbage is featured in cuisines worldwide, and with good reason. This versatile vegetable boasts strong color, flavor and nutrition. Learn how to grow, select and prepare cabbage, and find out about cabbage's health benefits.


Okra, a very tender vegetable plant, requires warm weather to thrive, but its short harvest time makes it a versatile garden addition. Learn how to grow, harvest, and plant okra.


Onions make a great addition to any vegetable garden in any climate. These healthful vegetables are hardy and come in many varieties. Learn all about planting, growing, harvesting, and serving onions.