Garden Vegetables

Looking for the best vegetables to grow in your home garden? Finding the perfect veggies for a bountiful harvest can be a challenge for even the most seasoned gardeners. It's important to have the proper balance in every garden. In this section, you'll learn everything you need to know about the best veggies to plant in your garden this season.

summer squash varieties

Vegetables

23 Different Types of Summer Squash Varieties

Are you looking for some summer squash to plant in your garden this season but aren't sure which type to pick? There are many varieties you can choose from, so finding the right variety for your hardiness zone is important. In this article, gardening expert Jenna Rich looks at her favorite types of summer squash you can grow!

winter crops

Vegetables

Winter Crops: 21 Veggies You Can Grow This Winter

Are you looking for some cold-weather crops you can add to your garden this season? There are a number of vegetables that are cold hardy and can actually be planted in the winter depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Logan Hailey examines her favorite winter-friendly crops for every climate!

harvest kale

Vegetables

How and When to Harvest Kale For The Best Crop Yields

Not sure when it's time to harvest your kale this season? Harvesting this leafy green is fairly straightforward, and the timing depends on when it was planted. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Cohrs takes you through when it's time to harvest kale, and step by step instructions on how to do it.

A gardener's hands up close after trimming a basil shrub with metal pruning shears.

Vegetables

How to Prune Basil in 6 Easy Steps

Does your basil need a trim? If you want to prune your garden-grown basil but haven't done it before, you might be wondering where to start. In this article, gardening expert and organic farmer Jenna Rich outlines the six simple steps you can follow for pruning healthy basil plants!

frost kill potatoes

Vegetables

Can Potato Plants Survive Frost Damage?

Do you have potatoes in your garden this season and are concerned about the coming winter frost? Frost impacts most plants, but what about potatoes, which grow underground? In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs looks at if frost can have a detrimental impact on your potato crop this season.

Vegetables

When Should You Plant Garlic in The Fall?

Are you confused about the perfect time to put your garlic bulbs down into the ground? The simple answer is, it depends on your hardiness zone. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through the ideal time to plant fall garlic based on each USDA hardiness zone.

Prune Tomato Plants

Vegetables

How to Prune Tomato Plants in 6 Easy Steps

Are you struggling to find the most efficient way of pruning your tomato plants this season? Tomato pruning can be a chore, but it doesn't have to be complicated. In this article, gardening expert and farm owner Jenna Rich walks through the six steps you'll need to follow when pruning your tomato plants this season.

A close up of potatoes and cucumbers recently harvested after growing in the garden. The cucumbers are in a brown wicker basket, and the potatoes are still covered in soil, in a blue plastic basket.

Vegetables

Can You Plant Cucumbers With Potatoes in Your Garden?

Thinking of planting cucumbers with potatoes in your garden this season? Maybe you are curious if it's even a good idea? In this article, gardening expert and homesteader Merideth Corhs examines if planting cucumbers with your potatoes is a good idea this season, or if you should stick to other companions for either vegetable.

A gardener wearing black latex gloves pruning tomato plants that are on the vine, in a greenhouse. The tomatoes are green and not yet ripe.

Vegetables

When Should You Prune Your Tomato Plants This Season?

Are you unsure when you should start pruning your tomato plants this season? Regular pruning is an essential part of tomato plant maintenance, so it's important to do it regularly. In this article, gardening expert and farm owner Jenna Rich details when you should be pruning your tomato plants!

kale spacing

Vegetables

Kale Garden Spacing: How Far Apart Should You Plant Kale?

Not sure how much space you should give kale in your garden this season? Kale is pretty low maintenance once it's taken root, but as a garden vegetable it doesn't love to be crowded. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Cohrs walks through how much space you need to provide kale in your garden beds.

small tomato varieties

Vegetables

21 Small Tomato Varieties For Your Vegetable Garden

If you are looking for some small tomatoes to grow in your garden this season, there are plenty of small tomato varieties that you can choose from. Whether it's grape tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes, there's plenty of different options. In this article, we look at our favorite small tomatoes you can grow in your vegetable garden.

planting kale in the fall

Vegetables

When to Plant Kale: Hint, it’s a Great Fall Crop!

If you are planning on planting kale this season, you may be wondering when the best time of season is to start sowing. While kale can be planted during any growing season, it's often thought of as one of the best fall crops for your garden. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs walks through when to plant kale, and why it's such an excellent fall crop!

tomatoes and brussel sprouts

Vegetables

Can You Plant Tomatoes With Brussels Sprouts?

Thinking of planting some brussel sprouts in your garden this season, but not sure if these two plants are quite compatible together? In this article, gardening expert and homesteader Merideth Cohrs examines if it's a good idea to plant brussel sprouts next to your tomatoes this season!

eggplant companion plants

Vegetables

21 Companion Plants To Grow With Eggplants

Looking for some plants to grow alongside your garden eggplants this season? There are many different options, including herbs, flowers, and other vegetables. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs looks at her favorite plants to pair with eggplants in the garden.

potato companions

Vegetables

32 Companion Plants To Grow With Potatoes

Are you looking for the perfect companion plant for your potatoes this year? There are plenty of different plants you can grow with potatoes, and a few that you should avoid. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey examines her favorite potato companions, and the plants you should also avoid!

fall vegetables

Vegetables

23 Vegetables You Should Be Planting This Fall

Are you looking for some veggies you can add to your garden this fall? Fall crops are important when it comes to maximizing the yield in your garden each season. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey examines her favorite fall crops you can plant this season!

eggplants in raised beds

Vegetables

16 Tips For Growing Eggplant in Raised Garden Beds

Are you thinking of growing eggplant in raised garden beds this season? Using raised beds for eggplant can be effective, but requires a bit of finesse. In this article, gardening expert and homesteader Merideth Cohrs walks through her top tips for bountiful eggplant yields from raised beds!

when is it too late to hill potatoes

Vegetables

When is it Too Late to Hill Garden Potatoes?

If you are thinking of hilling potatoes this season but are wondering if you are too late in the season, you've come to the right place! In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines at what point in the season it's too late to hill potatoes, and when it's optimal to do it!