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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.

Arugula Recipes

Gardens

Great in salads and stir-fries — even casseroles — arugula is a bold, versatile addition to many recipes.

Gardening Reality Check

Bugs & Thugs

No one said gardening is a bed of roses.

Gardening and the Five-Gallon Bucket

Container Gardens

Chores, container gardens, hydroponics and other uses for 5 gallon buckets.

Start an Organic Asparagus Patch

Garden Calendar

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

Stagger Plantings to Keep the Harvest Going

Garden Design

How to maximize crop yields from small space vegetable gardens.

Legume Inoculants Boost Yields, Keep Plants Healthy

Compost & Soil

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and organic compost for peas, beans and healthy soil.

Artichokes From the Organic Garden

Gardens

Growing artichokes as edibles or ornamentals at home.

Grow, Enjoy Rhubarb

Gardens

Healthy, delicious recipes from a dependable, cool-weather, garden perennial.

Plant Now For New Spring Potatoes

Garden Calendar

How to grow tender, young "new potatoes" right in your own garden.

Selecting Nursery Plants

Flower Gardens

Not able to grow your own? Here's how to choose the best vegetable and flower starts.

Stratify Seeds to Improve Germination

Flower Gardens

Refrigerate seeds before planting to improve germination.

The Tools You Need To Garden

Gardens

How to select and care for our favorite gardening tools.