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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.

Why You Should Eat More Kale


Tips for growing this hardy, nutritious and tasty green.

Soil Amendments for Your Garden

Compost & Soil

A vegetable grower's guide to the different types of products available for amending your soil.

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizers

Compost & Soil

In a perfect world, your garden's soil would provide all the nutrients plants need.

Organic Fertilizer: What’s All the Fuss?

Compost & Soil

Here's a list of some organic fertilizers you may encounter and their benefits.

The Charm (and Flavors) of Heirloom Vegetables


Practical and aesthetic reasons for growing America's heritage vegetables.

IPM for Home Vegetable Gardens

Common Pests

Long term natural pest control is the most cost effective approach to managing insect pests.

Good Bugs in Your Garden

Beneficial Insects

Attracting or importing "the good bugs" into your yard or garden is a great way to reduce the number of insect pests.

Vegetable Gardening 101

Garden Design

Everyone knows that home grown veggies taste a million times better than the varieties purchased at the grocery store.

Sustainable Gardening: It's All The Rage!


Tips, principles and practices for the organic vegetable gardener.

Intensive Vegetable Gardening

Garden Design

Tips on using raised beds and vertical gardening to get the most from your vegetable patch.

Raised Bed Gardening 101

Garden Design

Tips and techniques for high-yield, raised bed vegetable gardens.

High Altitude Gardening


How to get amazing results from a short growing season.