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.

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Homegrown apples are delicious if picked at the right time and kept in good storage conditions. Here's how to harvest your apples to enjoy them at their best.
How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables to preserve them for the long term. Make tasty snacks and save storage space, too.
Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

All About Growing Peppers

All About Growing Peppers

Vegetable Companion Planting Chart

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

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.
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.
Mint Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries

Mint Fruit Salad with Fresh Berries

A refreshing fruit salad with a touch of mint.
Super Bowl Party with Gourmet Finger Foods

Super Bowl Party with Gourmet Finger Foods

Super Bowl Sunday is filled with football and food. This year kick it up a notch with gourmet finger foods.
Freezing Summer Favorites

Freezing Summer Favorites

The basics steps for preparing and storing garden fresh tomatoes and herbs for quick, easy use later.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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