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.

Month-by-Month Guide to Healthy Vegetables

A monthly guide to harvesting and enjoying your favorite vegetables.


Growing Peas

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


Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Join the heirloom revolution and grow your own heirlooms in your backyard vegetable garden.


Growing Cherries

With a little nurturing, you can grow cherry trees with ease.


Growing Carrots

At the root of it, it just takes a little TLC to grow this nutritious and delicious garden vegetable.


Growing Apples

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


Gardening for Taste

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


Extend the Harvest Season

Prolong your harvest with tips and techniques for vegetable gardening after the season ends.

Companion Gardening

Some flower and vegetable plants work best when planted together.


4 Tasty Ways to Deal With Zucchini Overload

Try these delicious recipes from Taste of Home to use up your bountiful crop of homegrown zucchini.


Dos and Don’ts of Freezing Your Vegetable Harvest

Ready to harvest those veggies? Try freezing them to enjoy long after the summer days are gone!


Learn Why Sunflowers and Tomatoes Make Great Companion Plants

Plant sunflowers to attract more pollinators like birds and bees to your garden for the best tomato crop ever.


How to Preserve Fresh Herbs by Freezing

Do you love the taste of fresh herbs? I do.  Especially when they come straight from my garden.  What I


Add Beauty to the Garden With Vegetables

You may not think of vegetables as being particularly attractive in the garden.  We are most often focused on how


Bloomin’ Onions: Beautiful Flowers of the Allium Family

On our Facebook page yesterday, we featured a “mystery photo” of a flower bloom head and asked readers to identify


How to ‘Thin’ Vegetable Seedlings

Spring is a busy time in the vegetable garden and your vegetable garden may be full of small seedlings as

Got Citrus? Learn How and When to Fertilize

Every year, it never ceases to surprise me that winter is a busy season when you have citrus trees growing


Love Garlic? Grow Your Own!

Do you love garlic?  I do.  I like to use it in a lot when I cook.  In fact, if


Plant Strawberries for a Sweet, Edible Groundcover

If you want an attractive ground cover plant with a sweet and flavorful bonus, grow strawberries!


Grow Vegetables and Flowers in Containers

Did you know that you can grow many types of vegetables in containers? You may be surprised to find that


How to Plant Your Own Herb Container Garden

Grow some of your favorite herbs in a container so you can just step outside the kitchen door and pick...

Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Do you want to get a head start on your vegetable garden this year? Start growing vegetable seeds indoors! Starting


Create an Instant Indoor Garden Using Carrot Tops

Next time you are chopping carrots for soup or making carrot sticks, don't throw out the tops. Plant them instead...


Grow Colorful and Edible Ornamental Kale in Your Garden

Plant ornamental kale to add beauty to your winter garden. Yes, you can eat it, too!


How to Freeze Fresh Tomatoes, Step-by-Step

If you harvest a bumper crop, follow this easy process to freeze tomatoes for fresh-tasting soups, sauces and salsas.