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Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and...
Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Storing Beets with Wood Chips in the Root Cellar
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready for the Root Cellar
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce...
Purple Reigns! Why Purple Foods Are Good for You
Purple power! Did you know that purple vegetables and fruit aren’t just colorful? These edibles are...
Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
Radishes are a hardy, easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing...
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture. However, gardeners will complain that their...
Spinach, a super–cold-hardy leafy green, is a popular crop that can be planted in very early spring...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through harvesting—and even tomato recipes! America...
How to Grow Potatoes from Seeding to Harvest
Potatoes are one of the most satisfying vegetables you can grow! Then, there’s the harvesting!...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always inter-planted this...
How to Grow Peppers from Sowing to Harvest
Whether you prefer sweet peppers or hot, there’s none more satisfying than those you’ve grown...
Asparagus is one of the first plants that greets us in springtime. It’s a perennial, which means...
When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on...
Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! The taste and the texture of homegrown potatoes...
With our Green Bean Guide, find information on growing green beans in your garden. We’ll show you...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant in the spring. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. Here’s how to...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable! Why? Where to begin? To start, onions are very easy to grow and...
Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with raised garden beds. Here are five excellent tips for ensuring a...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
Baby Vegetable Gardening
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads...
Home-grown lettuce is far superior—in both taste and vitamin A content—to the store-bought...
Building Trellises and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or other vining plants, you’ll need to build...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy...
Growing Lettuce and Salad in Containers
In this video, see a step-by-step guide on how to grow salads in containers for fresh, young leaves...
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct, even easier to maintain, and offer myriad benefits...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
Grow an Indoor Salad Garden From Stems
Start an easy salad garden without planting a single seed! Everybody needs a food garden. No...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...
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