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 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 will grow well in shade.

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...


How to Preserve a Pumpkin the Right Way

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...


How to Regrow Green Onions

While we're all spending more time at home lately, why not learn a few new ways to turn your kitchen...


How to Harvest Rhubarb the Right Way (Hint: Don’t Cut It!)

Don't cut those rhubarb stalks! Here's why it's a bad idea, and how to harvest rhubarb the right way.


10 Perennial Vegetables That Grow Back Each Year

With all the seed buying and gardening that happens in spring, people forget that there are perennial vegetables that grow...


Grow Your Best Basil Ever

Use these growing tips to take on this classic kitchen favorite.


Eat the Rainbow: 11 Vegetables of a Different Color

Purple carrots, blue potatoes, and black tomatoes? Plant a garden full of unexpected vegetables and eat the rainbow!

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How to Dry and Store Garden Herbs

Stock your pantry with home-dried herbs and save money at the grocery store. Here's how.


5 Basil Varieties For Your Herb Garden

Already growing sweet basil to make pesto? Try these other basil varieties to add distinctive flavor to your home-cooked recipes...


Grow-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar

Pile on homegrown garnishes, then invite friends to belly up to a Bloody Mary bar.


7 Ways to Grow the Ultimate Tomato Crop

Plant your most fruitful tomato harvest ever with these seven tried-and-tested tips for success.


Why You Should Grow Heirloom Veggies

Reap the many benefits of timeless, region-specific veggies


How Straw-Bale Gardening Works

Try this smart and easy way to grow veggies.