Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Planning a backyard vegetable garden? Is growing fruit for you? This popular pasttime is a cinch with these fruit and vegetable gardening ideas from our editors.

How to Dry Fruit

How to Dry Fruit For All Seasons

Harvest seasonal fruits this summer and preserve the flavor for months! We’ll show you how to dry fruit from your garden with these three simple steps.

Fruit and Vegetable Plants for a Cocktail Garden

Plants for a Cocktail Garden

Cheers to the cocktail garden! Grow a happy hour in your own backyard with these good-time tips and fruit and vegetable plant ideas.

Top 10 Best Tomatoes to Grow: Green Zebra

Top 10 Best Tomatoes to Grow

Go beyond the ordinary with these unique picks that boast terrific flavor and bright colors for your tomato garden.

Top 10 Herbs to Grow: Oregano

Top 10 Herbs to Grow

Looking for herbs to grow in your yard? Whether grown in a container or a vegetable garden, these fragrant options will add flavor to any meal.

Garden peas

Growing Peas

Peas are packed with nutrients and are easy to grow in any backyard.

Carrots

Growing Carrots

Chock-full of vitamins and fiber, the common carrot is a nutritional powerhouse. Oh, and unlike some healthy fad foods, carrots taste great, too.

Basket of Apples

Growing Apples

Apples are a healthy, delicious snack that you can grow yourself or gather from a nearby orchard.

Basket with Vegetables

Gardening for Taste

From the fruit and vegetable garden to your kitchen table, it’s all about soul-stirring flavor.

Basket of Vegetables

Extend the Harvest Season

Once again, the harvest season seems like an all-too-brief window. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to use when planning next year’s garden—ideas that extend your summer harvest in the “shoulder seasons” of early fall and late spring.

Zinnias planted by green peppers

Edible Landscaping

As I learned from nationally known garden gurus Rosalind Creasy and Charlie Nardozzi, veggies and ornamentals go together like Angelina and Brad. This flagrant act of garden “friending” even has a name: edible landscaping.