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.

Pruning Raspberries – Keep Raspberry Shrubs Healthy and Productive

Pruning Raspberries – Keep Raspberry Shrubs Healthy and Productive

Pruning raspberries is essential for keeping shrubs healthy and productive. Learn how to prune raspberries to prevent overgrowth and improve your fruit harvest.
Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

You don’t have to wait for the cold days of winter to pass before jumping into spring gardening. Start your seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. This article explains the pros and cons of using grow lights to start your plant seedlings. It also provides advice on the various light bulb types and proper spacing.
Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Vegetables that Grow in Shade

Vegetables that Grow in Shade

5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

Vegetable Companion Planting Chart

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

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.
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.
Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Learn to recognize squash diseases and squash pests and how to prevent them from doing damage to your plants and produce.
Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Growing watermelon in containers is possible even if you only have a small space with which to work. Grab our top tips!
10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

Look at the different types of pumpkins you can grow! Pumpkin varieties can be white, green, blue, mini, large and unusual shapes.
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.
All About Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries

All About Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries

Growing food at home is a great way to cut your grocery budget and enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, and berries at the peak of their color, flavor, and nutrition.
All About Growing and Using Herbs

All About Growing and Using Herbs

All the info you need to choose, grow and care for herbs planted in a garden or in pots. We also have helpful ideas for harvesting, cooking and using homegrown herbs.
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.
Growing Thornless Blackberry Plants

Growing Thornless Blackberry Plants

Thornless blackberry plants can produce up to 20 pounds of fruit per season. Read how to grow, care for and harvest blackberries, without the prickles!
Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

There are plenty of herbs that make good houseplants. The best herbs to grow indoors are those that have beautiful foliage with the bonus of flowers, fragrance, or culinary uses.
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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.
6 Beautiful Edible Plants for Containers

6 Beautiful Edible Plants for Containers

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5 Tips for Fertilizing Fruit Trees

5 Tips for Fertilizing Fruit Trees

Pollination Charts for Fruit-bearing Trees and Shrubs

Pollination Charts for Fruit-bearing Trees and Shrubs

10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

10 Types of Pumpkins to Grow

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