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.

Your Guide to Growing Fruit Trees Indoors in Pots

You don't need an orchard to grow fruit. Follow expert tips for growing indoor fruit trees in pots, from coffee plants to kumquats.

How to Grow an Indoor Lemon Tree

It's easier than you think to brighten up your home in winter! Grow a fragrant reminder of summer with an...


9 Fun Fall Gourd and Pumpkin Facts

Discover which country once used gourds as currency, which Japanese game is played with watermelons, and a wide variety of...


The Ultimate Guide to Growing (and Eating) Zucchini

Growing enough zucchini for days and days? Find out what to do with extra zucchini when this high-yield veggie just...


6 Genius Ways to Use Up Extra Tomatoes and Veggies

Is your garden too productive this year? Not sure what to do with all of those tomatoes? Make the most...

6 Interesting Carrot Facts Worth Knowing

Discover fascinating facts about carrots. Get the dirt on these root veggies, and explore the world of these gardening and...


12 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Tomato Garden

Having fresh tomatoes at the ready is one of the summer's great joys. But your tomato gardening technique could be...

What Are Horned Melons and How to Grow Them

Learn everything you need to know about this unusual fruit, including what a horned melon tastes like and how you...


How to Store Vegetables So They Stay Fresh Longer

You should not store all vegetables in the fridge. Preserve fresh picked flavor with this handy guide.


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...


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...

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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...