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.

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.
How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Microgreens are a great way to add more nutrient-dense foods to your diet. But did you know you can grow them indoors? Here’s how and why you should.
Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Vegetable Companion Planting Chart

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

Fermenting Vegetables for Beginners

Fermenting Vegetables for Beginners

The lost art of fermenting vegetables is gaining popularity as people rediscover the delicious flavors and health benefits of fermented foods. These simple steps will teach anyone how to ferment their own vegetables in no time!
Basic Sauerkraut: Fermenting Cabbage

Basic Sauerkraut: Fermenting Cabbage

It’s so easy to ferment food at home that you’ll want to try it too with this simple recipe for sauerkraut.
When and How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

When and How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are a fun garden flower and their seeds are a popular snack. Learn how and when to harvest sunflower seeds in six easy steps.
Preserving Your Summer Harvest

Preserving Your Summer Harvest

Learn more about the variety of ways homegrown fruits and vegetables can be preserved for use long after the harvest season has ended.
Throw a Summer Garden Harvest Party

Throw a Summer Garden Harvest Party

Ideas and tips for a backyard blowout that features the fruits, herbs and vegetables from your summer garden harvest.
4th of July Creamy Potato Salad

4th of July Creamy Potato Salad

This recipe will WOW the hungry crowds at your 4th of July picnic with its patriotic colors, refreshingly crisp texture and delicious taste.
Patriotic Berry Smoothie

Patriotic Berry Smoothie

This healthy, three-layered smoothie is the perfect treat for showing off your Independence Day spirit. Easy to make in just minutes with strawberries, blueberries and bananas.
Pollination Charts for Fruit-bearing Trees and Shrubs

Pollination Charts for Fruit-bearing Trees and Shrubs

Some fruit trees and shrubs cannot pollinate themselves, or if they can, then it's not highly effective. Use these charts as a guide to find the perfect pollinators for apples, pears, cherries, plums and blueberries to ensure a large harvest of fruits.
8 Tips for Growing Your Own Strawberries

8 Tips for Growing Your Own Strawberries

Growing your own strawberries is easy! Follow these eight simple tips to get your garden off to a great start.
Vegetable Garden Companion Plants

Vegetable Garden Companion Plants

Find out which vegetable companion plants can help each other grow better and which can cause harm when planted nearby.
Mint Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries

Mint Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries

A refreshing fruit salad with a touch of mint.
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit and Cranberries

Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit and Cranberries

This recipe is a perfect blend of fruits and greens, plus includes directions for a quick, easy-to-make dressing.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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