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Tips on Crop Rotation for Beginning Gardeners

Tips on Crop Rotation for Beginning Gardeners - rotate garden crops for great results -

Learn how crop rotation and an organized planting schedule can result in healthier soil and abundant harvests.

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Vegetable Garden Companion Plants

Vegetable Garden Companion Plants - sorting out the friends from the foes -

Learn which vegetable plants can help each other grow better and which can cause harm if planted too closely.

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Vegetable Garden Basics - Start Seeds or Buy Plants?

Vegetable Garden Basics - Start Seeds or Buy Plants? - the answer might be a little of both -

Learn what you need to consider when deciding whether to plant your vegetable garden from seed or get a jump-start by purchasing plants.

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Succession Planting for Vegetables

Succession Planting for Vegetables - harvest more vegetables than ever before -

Is it possible to get lettuce and other vegetables all through summer? Yes, if you follow these steps for succession planting. See which vegetables can be used for succession planting to give you fresh vegetables for your summer recipes.

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Thomas Jefferson: America's Third President and First Gardener

Thomas Jefferson: America's Third President and First Gardener - celebrate Presidents' Day this year by planning your own mini-Monticello garden -

Thomas Jefferson was author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president, but he listed as one of his proudest achievements his terraced vegetable garden at Monticello. Find out how easy it is to grow some of the vegetables and herbs Jefferson introduced to this country.

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Vegetable Garden Basics - Start a Small Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden Basics - Start a Small Vegetable Garden - 4 simple tips & 4 simple layouts -

Even if you've never gardened before, you can grow your own vegetables with little investment of time or money. Let us show you how to plant a 4’ x 4’ area from scratch.

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Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems - and how to avoid them -

Here's expert advice on how to keep your tomatoes healthy and prevent the 10 most common problems with tomato plants.

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Simple Steps to Freeze and Store Vegetables

Simple Steps to Freeze and Store Vegetables - don't let your garden harvest go to waste -

If your vegetable garden is producing more than you can use in your weekly meals (lucky you!), then follow these steps to freeze and store your extra harvest to use over the next 8-12 months.

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Introduction to Growing Cabbage

Introduction to Growing Cabbage - the cool weather crop no garden should be without -

Cabbage is a time-tested favorite of the vegetable garden. Here's all you need to know to start growing your own.

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Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup - an easy and delicious way to use your garden-fresh tomatoes and basil -

What to do when the tomatoes start pouring in? Make soup, of course! An added benefit of this recipe is that it freezes well, so you can save some for the cold months after the vegetable garden has been put to bed.

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