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 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...


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!


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.


Why You Should Grow Heirloom Veggies

Reap the many benefits of timeless, region-specific veggies

From Carrots to Cucumbers: Your Guide to 7 Veggie-Harvest Times

Veggie harvest times vary based on temperature and growing conditions.


Top 10 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables

Plan a diverse vegetable garden with these easy-to-grow veggies and make this the year you finally get growing.


Plant Fall Veggies in Late Summer to Extend the Growing Season

As summer begins to wane, it's time to plant cool-season veggies in your backyard vegetable garden.


5 Common Mistakes In The Backyard Vegetable Garden

Thinking of growing a backyard vegetable garden? Save time and money by avoiding these simple pitfalls.


Guide to Preserving and Drying Herbs

Want to enjoy summer herbs all year long? We'll show you how with these tips and tricks on drying herbs....


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...


Why Do Leafy Greens Bolt?

Learn why lettuce bolts, why it's not a good idea to eat leafy greens after this happens, and ways to...


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...

Growing Fruit Trees: How to Repel Borers Naturally

Want to keep borers away from your fruit tree without using pesticides? Learn how garlic and nasturtiums can keep borers...


DIY Vegetable Garden: Beneficial Vegetable Pairs

Did you know that certain vegetables do best when paired with certain others in your DIY vegetable garden? Learn which...


Should You Grow Heirloom or Hybrid Tomatoes?

Learn the differences between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and decide which tomatoes are the best for your garden.


Pink-Flowered Strawberries for Your Fruit Garden

Add pink-flowered strawberries to your fruit garden, where they're perfect in containers.


How to Grow Herbs in Winter

Follow these 7 easy steps to learn how to grow herbs in winter, including potting and watering tips. Then enjoy...


New Plants for Your Backyard Vegetable Garden

Perk up your backyard vegetable garden by swapping old standards for new veggies!