Growing Food

Let the culinary and horticultural experts at My Garden Life help you bring the joy of gardening into your kitchen with tips on growing food; from vegetable and herb gardening to fruit trees.

Vegetables that Grow in Shade

Vegetables that Grow in Shade

Learn what herbs and vegetables can handle some shade and still produce a worthy harvest.
5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden can be an incredibly rewarding experience, smell fabulous, improve your cooking and save you money in the long run.
Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

How to Grow Zucchini Plants

How to Grow Zucchini Plants

Vegetable Companion Planting Chart

Grab the Companion Planting Chart download to help you understand what to plant where in your veggie patch.

Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

For those of you who froze some of last summer’s fruits and vegetables, we have cooking tips. Get the most out of your preserved produce!
Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are a charming flower that are best grown in an area where springs and summers are cool. Modern sweet peas have beautiful large flowers that often lack the sweet scent that gave sweet peas their name. You can plant heritage varieties that are strongly scented, as well as the modern varieties that have showy blossoms in a wide array of colors.
How to Make Vegetable Stock

How to Make Vegetable Stock

You can use fresh produce from your garden or the market to make your own vegetable stock - the base for vegetarian soups, sauces, and so much more.
Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing garlic is easy! Planting garlic cloves in fall will result in a bounty of garlic bulbs in the summer. Learn how to grow a successful crop of garlic in your garden.
Growing Raspberries

Growing Raspberries

Growing raspberries and harvesting berries in your own backyard is one of gardening’s most rewarding tasks. We’ll show you how in five easy steps!
Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Many vegetables grow better in cooler temperatures. A cold frame will extend your cool-season harvest or create a space for starting plants earlier in the spring.
Vegetable Choices for Cold Frames

Vegetable Choices for Cold Frames

Cold frames are perfect for growing vegetables that thrive in cool temperatures or for starting seeds and cuttings so you can get a jump-start on spring.
Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables

Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables

As American as…gooseberry pie? We examine the globetrotting history of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables. They may be homegrown, but odds are, North America wasn’t their first home.
Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens

Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens

Every winter, winds and storms batter the empty vegetables beds in the garden. Protect the soil from erosion and weeds by growing a cover crop in that space. The cover crop not only protects the soil surface but adds nutrients for next spring too!
Summer Squash Chips

Summer Squash Chips

Roasted squash chips are a great way to use some of your summer squash harvest. They make a great snack or serve them up with your favorite dip.
5 Common Pepper Problems and How to Fix Them

5 Common Pepper Problems and How to Fix Them

Peppers are super-easy to grow and usually have very few problems. But there are a few…Read on to discover five problems you might encounter with your pepper plants and what you can do to keep your plants healthy and productive.
Blackberry Muffins

Blackberry Muffins

Here’s the first thing we do with our summer blackberry crop—whip up a batch of these easy and scrumptious blackberry muffins. Here’s the second—freeze a batch to savor come winter.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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