Plant Your Plate
BH&G is all about the farm-to-fork movement, even if that "farm" is your kitchen windowsill! Get practical and proven advice on what to grow, learn how to use the veggies and fruits from your garden with healthful recipe ideas from our Eating Well partners.
BH&G is all about the farm-to-fork movement, even if that "farm" is your kitchen windowsill! Get practical and proven advice on what to grow, learn how to use the veggies and fruits from your garden with healthful recipe ideas from our Eating Well partners.

What to Plant When

When it comes to planting your crops, timing is everything. Start your edible garden right by sowing your seeds at the appropriate time this season.
Choosing a Spot for Your Garden
A successful vegetable garden starts with picking the perfect plot. Whether you're looking to grow your plants in a raised bed, along a border, or in a container, we've got all the advice you need.
Vegetable Garden Layout Tips
The layout of a vegetable garden can make or break its success, so it's important to do it right. Here are simple tips and ideas to help you get started.
How to Mark a Garden Outline
Need to outline your garden bed but don't know where to start? These techniques will not only get you a near-perfect garden shape, but will allow you to get creative with your beds.
How to Incorporate Your Landscape
Make a visual garden treat by incorporating your favorite fruit, vegetable, and herb plants into your landscape.
Making Your Garden Attractive
Sure, (almost) anyone can attempt planting a vegetable garden. Making it pretty is the tricky part. Grow your own food in style!

Determining Your Zone

Know what plants will grow best in your garden's location by determining your hardiness zone. Here's how to decipher it all.

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Winter blues getting you down? Don't fret; you can still grow some of your favorite herbs and vegetables indoors.

Cooking With Fresh Produce

The only things better than growing your own veggies and fruit are the wonderful dishes you can create with your harvest. Try these reader-favorite recipes from our friends at Eating Well and enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor.
Edible Gardening Must-Knows
Secrets to a Plentiful Veggie Garden
Maximize your garden output with these simple tricks every good gardener should know.
Goofs Every Gardener Makes
Here's a list of common mistakes you should avoid to keep your veggie garden in top form.
The Ultimate Veggie Care Guide Checklist
Give your vegetables the love that they deserve and earn a higher yield by working through this checklist.
How to Grow Healthy Herbs
Whether you're looking to plant thyme, oregano, chives, or mint—we've got you covered on basic herb care you should know before you get planting.

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