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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.



Give your garden an early start by growing cabbage, one of the most abundant and dependable cold-weather vegetable crops!



Rich in flavor and chock-full of nutrition, it's no wonder home gardeners are growing beets like never before.



Planting and growing beans at home offers variety, flavor and versatility.



An exotic, delectable snack with a rugged exterior.

Cooking With Heirlooms


The Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook is focused on cooking with heirlooms that are from your own backyard garden.

Sugar Is Sweet; Let's Make A Pumpkin Pie!


How to grow and when to harvest heirloom pumpkins for tasty baking.

Turnip, Parsnip and Rutabaga


How to grow these cool-weather root vegetables organically.



With few pest and disease problems, these tart, citrus-flavored fruits are easy to grow.

Sweet Season: After a Garden Frost


Which vegetables not only survive frost, but taste better after a freeze? Here's what to grow.

Winter Squash For the Keeping


Tips for harvesting and storing squash grown in your garden.

Late Season Garden Planting


Here's our list of the best vegetables for a fall harvest.

Abundant Recipes: Summer Squash


Grilling, sautéing and marinating the bounty of squash you grow in your garden.