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 and learn how to use the veggies and fruits from your garden with healthful recipe ideas from our Eating Well partners.

Seed Starting

Starting seeds indoors in winter is the inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants. Here's what you need to know to make your seeds blossom.
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Whether you're growing basil, tarragon, or mint: Your herb garden begins here.
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A seed is a tiny package of potential. Unwrap it with these seed germination tips.
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It used to be that gardeners separated their edible plants—fruits, vegetables, and herbs—from the other plants in their landscape. But follow the principles of making an edible landscape, and you can use them as a visual garden treat.
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Follow these plans for a no-fail vegetable garden that will provide fresh produce from spring to fall. Continue plantings to increase your garden's bounty and extend your harvest.
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Sketching out a new garden bed is an opportunity to get creative. Whether you're looking to form a straight-edged bed or one with curved arches and angles, we've got some techniques to help you get what you want out of a garden bed.
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Let's Get Seed Shoppin'

Because there's no better way to spend a winter afternoon than browsing the latest crop of seed catalogs!
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Growing from seed allows you to try a wider variety than you'll typically find as seedlings at the garden center. These are some of our favorite places to order seeds—you'll even want to keep the packets!
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Heirloom seeds are like a horticultural link to the past. See why they deserve a place in your garden.
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Gardening is like every other skill set: you just have to learn the basics. So, use this planting guide for the essential elements for getting started and growing successfully.
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Make the most of the space you have and yield more plants with an intensive planting bed.
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People with green thumbs have spring gardens on their mind year-round, especially when it seems like winter will never end. We've laid out some attainable goals to make your garden look its best come springtime.
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Seed-Starting DIYs You Should Definitely Try


Imagine a garden that is easy to grow and even easier to harvest. It's possible with a few containers and a handful of herbs. Add sun, soil, water, and a little love, and you'll soon be gathering sprigs of your favorite ingredients for everyday meals.