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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.

Head Lettuce


Harder to grow and less nutritious than leaf varieties, organic head lettuce is still a thing of beauty.

No-Till Vegetable Gardening

Compost & Soil

How working less makes growing easy (and maybe better).

Sowing Seeds Directly In the Garden


The spring ritual of preparing soil and planting garden seed puts us in touch with both the past and the future.

Jerusalem Artichoke


These toot-sweet (ha!) tubers, also known as sunchokes, are a healthy addition at meal time.

Grow Organic Potatoes


Keep pesticides off your dinner table by growing your own chemical-free, heirloom potatoes.

Vegetables Not To Start Indoors

Garden Calendar

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

Growing the Perfect Radish


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

Patience When Planting Peas: The Payoff


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


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

Vegetable Gardening Guru - How to Grow Vegetables


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.