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Vegetable Gardens

There’s few things more rewarding than growing vegetables in your own backyard. The fresh taste of a vine ripened tomato or snap pea harvested at its flavorful peak is second to none. Vegetable gardens are a great family activity, one that provides rewarding outdoor exercise. And knowing that your organically-grown veggies carry none of the risks of today’s commercial, factory-farm produce can be priceless.

To ensure you raise the best-tasting, most nutritious food for your family — in ways that make your garden as safe and healthy as it can be — takes planning, know-how and experience. Click the blog articles here for information on locating your new garden plot, improving soil health, selecting the best vegetable varieties for your growing conditions, and caring for your plants — naturally! — all the way to harvest.

Share ideas or ask specific questions over at our Vegetable Garden Forum. Planet Natural’s community of avid gardeners can help.

From Patio to Plate: The Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers


Picture your balcony, deck, or snug patio transformed into a verdant oasis. Container gardening isn't just a hobby; it's a ...

Secret Weapon Revealed: How Flowers Can Unlock the Hidden Potential of Your Veggie Garden


Ever felt your vegetable garden was a bit, well, boring? Like rows of veggies yearning for a splash of life? ...

Endive: What is It, How Is It Grown, And How to Cook It


Endive, an elegant leafy vegetable, is a member of the chicory family, which also includes radicchio, escarole, and curly endive. Originally ...

12 Flowers To Plant With Your Vegetables - Companion Plants


The gardening world is blooming with vibrant possibilities, and it can be done by adding a touch of floral beauty ...

10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow In Your Own Garden


Gardening can be an intimidating hobby to take up. While it may seem like a lot of research, preparation, and labor goes into producing perfect crops, it's called a labor of love for a reason. Believe it or not, plenty of vegetables are approachable for beginners and don't take a ridiculous amount of work. There's nothing quite like fresh vegetables that you took the time and effort to produce yourself. These are the ten easiest vegetables for beginners to grow in their gardens.

How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Asparagus Plant Easily

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Nothing says spring like steamed, green spears of organic garden asparagus.

Shallots: What Are They, and How to Plant and Grow Them


Folks who do a lot of cooking at home frequently run into recipes that use shallots instead of onions. Because ...

How to Grow Peppers from Seeds - The Complete Guide


Starting your own hot and sweet peppers from seed gives you selection, growing options, and enjoyment.

How to Grow an Indoor Vegetable Garden: A Beginner's Guide


Growing an indoor vegetable garden can be a great way to enjoy fresh, healthy produce year-round. With the right setup ...

Growing Radishes: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Radishes


Easily planted from seed, organic gardeners enjoy growing radishes for their crisp, peppery roots.

Planting Garlic: Complete Guide to Growing Garlic This Fall


Tips and techniques for planting garlic cloves in your organic garden.