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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.

Wide Row and Intensive Gardening

Compost & Soil

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

Eggplant Requires Heat, Patience


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.

New Year News


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



Dried, carved or used in centerpieces, gourds from the garden bring color, cheer to the Thanksgiving season.

The Great (Heirloom) Pumpkin


Varieties of pumpkins for carving, eating or both!



Raised for its seeds and leaves, this quinoa cousin is a long-season plant, 90-120 days.

Picking, Cooking Sweet Corn


Growing great, organic sweet corn? Know when to harvest.

Why You'll Always Have To Grow Tomatoes


... or buy them from your small, local organic farmer.

Bell Pepper


With all the attention given to hot peppers, we want to make sure that you don’t overlook the ones grown for flavor.

Beautiful, Delicious Eggplant


How to successfully grow organic eggplant from seed.

Garden Fresh Vegetable Recipes


Cooking with peas, beans, tomatoes, zucchini and more from your organic garden.