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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.

Just Beet It


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

Knee High In Corn


Sweet corn has a long organic growing history in the U.S. GMOs? Are you kidding?

Bok Choy


Also called pak choy, this cabbage-family green is easy to grow and enjoy. Here's how.

Mesclun Greens

Garden Design

Space-saving methods of growing this popular mix of lettuces and herbs.

Garlic Scapes

Garden Calendar

Harvesting garlic scapes not only benefits your kitchen, it makes the bulbs grow big.

USDA Updates Hardiness Zone Map


The Plant Hardiness Zone Map is used by growers to determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.