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.

Top 10 Best Tomatoes to Grow

Go beyond the ordinary in your tomato garden with our picks for the best tomatoes to grow (psst, these tomatoes also boast terrific flavor).

Top 10 Summer Fruits and Vegetables to Grow

Serve fresh produce from your garden at every picnic and barbecue when you grow these top 10 summer fruits and...


Super Sweet Berry Plants You Can Grow in Pots

It's possible to grow berry plants in small containers or pots. Learn what dwarf berry varieties you should buy.


Straw Bale Gardening: How Does It Work?

Take on the challenges of gardening in a new way with a straw bale garden. Bales hold moisture and provide...


7 Tips to Grow Your Best Basil Ever

Basil is one a most popular culinary herb, thanks to its spicy-sweet leaves, but it can be tricky to grow....


How and When to Thin Vegetable Seedlings

When you direct-sow seeds in your garden, things can get a bit overcrowded. Learn how to thin seedlings so your...

Tomatoes Make Great Sunflower Companion Plants

Tomatoes make ideal sunflower companion plants. The sunflowers attract more pollinators like birds and bees to your garden for the...


Tips for Saving Tomato and Veggie Seeds From Your Harvest

Make the most out of the summer and fall harvest by saving tomato, pepper and vegetable seeds for next year. Find...


How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins and Gourds

Skip the pumpkin patch next year! Follow this step-by-step guide on how to grow the best backyard pumpkins and gourds.


How to Harvest, Store and Dry Herbs

Stock your pantry with homegrown fresh herbs, like parsley, basil, thyme and oregano to save money at the grocery store....

Top 10 Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade

You can harvest a bountiful crop of vegetables even if your garden is spotty on sunshine. Each of these vegetables...


The Best New Vegetables to Grow This Summer

Add tasty new veggie varieties to the menu this growing season. Some of these best vegetables to grow are perfect...


Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: 8 Mistakes to Avoid, According to the Mocha Gardener

Our expert helps make vegetable gardening for beginners a success. Learn about some of the most common gardening mistakes, plus...


10 Fast-Growing Vegetables You Can Harvest Quickly

Plant these fast-growing vegetables for your fastest summer harvest ever. Our veggie picks also include the number of days until...


10 Best Peppers to Grow in Your Veggie Garden

Pick the best peppers to grow in your veggie garden with this ultimate pepper plant list, including anaheim, cayenne, and...

Easy Gardening: Save Time by Direct Sowing Seeds

If indoor seed-starting seems a little complicated, make it easy on yourself this year with direct sowing seeds. Plant the...


How and When to Start Seeds Indoors

Learn when to start seeds indoors, what plants you should pick, how to care for them, and how and when...


Expert Tips on How to Grow an Indoor Avocado Tree

Yes, you can grow an indoor avocado tree! Learn how to start from an avocado pit and root a plant...


Top 5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes Indoors (From a Tomato Expert)

Fresh tomatoes all-year long? It's possible! We asked a tomato expert for tips on successfully growing tomatoes indoors, no matter...


10 Seed Catalogs Every Gardener Needs

Growing flowers and vegetables from seed gives you more choices and saves money. Here are 10 great seed catalogs to...


Create a Windowsill Herb Garden

Follow these easy directions to get the most out of a windowsill herb garden, including how to choose herbs, and...


Grow a Vertical Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

Running out of garden room? This space saving gardening project will have you growing a vertical herb garden in no...


Top 10 Herbs to Grow for Cooking

Looking for herbs to grow for cooking recipes? Planted in a container or a vegetable garden, these fragrant herbs will...

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Keep the spooky spirit going all October long.


11 Mistakes You May Be Making with Fresh Basil

Fresh basil is one of the most beloved herbs for good reason—it's easy to grow and makes an amazing addition...


Top 10 Fall Vegetables to Extend the Harvest

Some things are worth waiting for, like these tasty fall vegetables that can be harvested right up to the first...


The Canning Supplies You Need to Preserve Your Favorite Fruits and Veggies

Canning might seem old-fashioned, but it's a great way to preserve the flavors of the season. Get started at home...


If You Love Gardening, You Should Try Baking Botanical Focaccia

After seeing this beautiful garden-inspired bread all over her Instagram feed, Diane Morrisey had to try it herself. Now her...


Chives: How to Grow, Harvest and Use Chives

If your only experience with chives is buying them at the store, it's time to learn about growing this herb...