How to grow – vegetables

Trap Crops Help Protect Your Favorite Plants from Insect Pests

Trap Crops Help Protect Your Favorite Plants from Insect Pests

Trap crops, also known as trap plants, are decoys planted near flowers or veggies to lure away insect pests. Trap planting is a non-chemical option for protecting a garden from insect infestation.
Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Direct sowing means starting seeds in the ground, rather than in containers indoors. Learn which types of seeds can be started in the ground outdoors and explore the pros and cons of direct sowing.
Top 24 Favorite Tomato Varieties for Home Gardeners

Top 24 Favorite Tomato Varieties for Home Gardeners

Not sure what tomatoes to try this season? Home gardeners weigh in with their favorite tomato varieties for flavor and dependability.
Pallet Raised Garden Bed – Build it Yourself!

Pallet Raised Garden Bed – Build it Yourself!

DIY pallet raised garden beds are a simple, budget-friendly way to build your own raised garden beds for flowers and vegetables. Learn how easy they are to construct with our step-by-step directions!
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.
How to Grow Zucchini Plants

How to Grow Zucchini Plants

These ten tips will help you grow zucchini. The tips include how to choose a good location, how far apart to plant zucchini and how to tell if zucchini is ripe.
How to Grow Asparagus in the Home Garden

How to Grow Asparagus in the Home Garden

Learn how to grow asparagus and enjoy this seasonal treat for years to come. Asparagus is one of a handful of perennial vegetables, making it a great garden investment.
All About Growing Peppers

All About Growing Peppers

Peppers are one of the easiest plants to grow in your vegetable garden or containers. Learn more about planting different pepper varieties and get tips on how to grow peppers successfully.
When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

Learn when and how to harvest twenty of your vegetable garden favorites.
5 Tips to Max Out Your Summer Tomato Harvest

5 Tips to Max Out Your Summer Tomato Harvest

Here are easy tips and tricks that will help your tomato plants produce more fruit. These tips include pruning sucker branches, mixing varieties for staggered production and using the paper bag ripening trick to get an extra harvest at the end of the season.
How to Grow Peppers in Pots

How to Grow Peppers in Pots

Sweet or spicy—green, red, yellow, purple—peppers of all sorts are easy to grow in a container garden.
Growing Vegetables in Pots

Growing Vegetables in Pots

Whether you have acres of beds or nothing but a balcony and a few pots, we’ll show you why growing vegetables and herbs in containers is about to become your favorite garden move.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

plant library

Plant Library

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