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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.

Vegetables Not To Start Indoors

Garden Calendar

. . . and why (plus how) to raise these plants indoors anyway.

Growing the Perfect Radish

Gardens

Radishes are great for getting kids started with gardening. Here are tips to assure success.

Patience When Planting Peas: The Payoff

Climate

Wait for the right soil temperatures and conditions before sowing pea seeds.

Buy Plant Starts? Or Grow Your Own?

Garden Calendar

How to get the best organic and heirloom vegetable starts for your garden.

What's Left In the Root Cellar

Gardens

Using, not losing, what remains of last year's harvest.

Vegetable Gardening Guru - How to Grow Vegetables

Gardens

Simple, effective techniques for growing healthy, nutritious vegetables in your own backyard.

Planting Onions In the Home Garden

Garden Calendar

The type of onion you plant depends on your latitude.

Wide Row and Intensive Gardening

Compost & Soil

Getting the most from your vegetable garden while saving space, water and work.

Eggplant Requires Heat, Patience

Gardens

Time eggplant starts to go out when soil temperatures warm.

Hybrid Sweet Corn - Sweeter Than Ever

Food Safety

But there's no sugar-coating restrictions on its use.

First Steps in Growing Peppers

Gardens

Starting your own hot and sweet peppers from seed gives you selection, growing options, and enjoyment.

New Year News

Gardens

GMOs questioned, labeling laws, xeric grass and the popularity of gardening.