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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.

How to Grow Onions: Complete Guide to Plant and Harvest


Tips and techniques for growing this kitchen garden favorite.

Complete Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Broccoli


Hardy, great-tasting broccoli grows best in cool temperatures and rich soil.

Okra Plant | How to Grow, Care For and Harvest - Quick Guide


Here's a little down-home flavor in a heat-loving, sun seeking package!

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts: Guide to Planting and Growing


How to start and grow one of the garden's most nutritious plants.

Growing the Most Cost-Effective Vegetables


Plant these backyard vegetable crops to save money, eat well.

Best Garden Veggies To Over-Winter


Ordering seeds? Don't forget vegetables for fall planting and winter gardens.

Resolution for the New Year: Grow More Vegetables


Consider the space you have for growing vegetables then raise all you can.

Brussels Sprouts Recipes


Steamed, braised and roasted these little cabbages are a healthy favorite in recipes.

Homegrown Thanksgiving


Being thankful for the foods we grow ourselves.

Storing the Harvest: Drying Fruits and Vegetables


Drying fruits and vegetables has distinct advantages over canning, freezing or other preserving methods.

Why Are Today's Vegetables Less Nutritious?


How building soil, growing heirlooms can stop nutrient decline in vegetables and fruits.

Fava Bean Recipes


Fava beans are great in casseroles and salads. Here's how to cook them, fresh or dried.