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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.

Artichoke

Gardens

An exotic, delectable snack with a rugged exterior.

Cooking With Heirlooms

Community

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!

Fall

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

Turnip, Parsnip and Rutabaga

Gardens

How to grow these cool-weather root vegetables organically.

Tomatillo

Gardens

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

Sweet Season: After a Garden Frost

Climate

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

Winter Squash For the Keeping

Fall

Tips for harvesting and storing squash grown in your garden.

Late Season Garden Planting

Fall

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

Abundant Recipes: Summer Squash

Gardens

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

Potato Blight

Bugs & Thugs

What causes this widespread potato disease? Here’s how to recognize it, prevent it and get rid of it.

Getting Tough With Powdery Mildew

Bugs & Thugs

Organic solutions for getting rid of powdery mildew on plants.

Just Beet It

Gardens

Tasty heirlooms have made the ever-popular beet even more so. Here's how to grow them organically.