Whether you're ready to plant your first crops or have been growing food for years, you'll find new ideas to keep you going and growing. There's no reason to keep your vegetables separate from the rest of the garden; we show you how with ideas to integrate edibles into the yard (called edible landscaping).
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.
Among the easiest and fastest-growing crops, microgreens offer a palette of fresh flavors, from mild to spicy, and inspire repeated plantings for an ongoing supply of fresh greens for creative uses. Here's how to grow microgreens indoors.
Straw bale gardens are a vegetable lover's dream—they're easy to make, versatile, and inexpensive. Use these straw bale garden instructions to build your own for fresh herbs and vegetables right outside your door.
Growing potatoes is easy, and you'll find homegrown potatoes taste much better than store-bought. You can grow potatoes in just a few easy steps. Learn how to grow potatoes, then how to harvest them for maximum flavor.
Growing vegetables in containers is an easy way to experience the flavor and freshness of home-grown vegetables. Here's a little-known secret: Most vegetables actually grow really well in containers. And by picking the right plants, you can create your own vegetable container garden and grow a fair amount of food in just a few pots!
The leaves of my tomato plants are turning yellow with black spots and then falling off. They were very healthy to begin with and then the condition above began. I dusted with 10 percent Sevin, thinking it was an insect causing the problem, but this did not help. Could it be a fungus due to all the rain we have had this summer?
My tomato plants have yellow leaves with black spots -- mostly toward the bottom of the tomato plants. The yellow leaves are working their way up the plant. How do I stop this? What is it? What causes this?
I'm using railroad ties to construct flowerbeds. I heard this is fine for flowers but not for vegetable gardens. Is this true? Can the creosote that is used to treat the ties leach into the soil and harm the vegetables?
There is nothing better than growing your own fruits and vegetables—especially superfoods that can stretch your wallet at the grocery store. Many superfoods can be grown right in your backyard, and the benefits go further than saving cash—they're packed with nutrients, and you have peace of mind that your produce has been grown organically. Here are our favorite superfoods to grow at home.