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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.

The Tools You Need To Garden


How to select and care for our favorite gardening tools.

Tips and Tricks For Spring Garden Planting

Garden Calendar

Here's how to get your vegetable garden off to a great, early start.

Plant A Winter Garden Patch

Garden Calendar

Take advantage of warm winter weather to sow kale, spinach, and other greens for early spring harvest. Here's how.

Kitchen Garden Planner

Garden Design

How to grow greens and other vegetables right outside your back door.

Pea Shoots


Grow your own pea, sunflower and other shoots for the kitchen table.

The Best Pumpkin Pie


... might just be made from squash.

How to Start Your Own Organic Garden

Garden Design

Tips for beginners who want to grow organic vegetables and landscape plants.

Growing Pumpkins For Fun and Pie


Pumpkins are easy to grow organically.

Shell Bean


Heirloom "cooking beans" are nutritious, delicious, and easy to grow.

Perfect Cabbage, Organic Miracle


The priceless rewards of growing unblemished cabbage organically.

What is Gluten? How You Can Garden for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Food Safety

Diets that include organic, home-grown, gluten-free vegetables help those with wheat-protein intolerance.

Early Season Vegetables

Garden Calendar

Cool season, spring harvest, cold crop vegetables are among the year's most enjoyable.