Information About General Vegetable Garden Care

Even if you know how to grow vegetables in the garden, it still helps to learn more about the general care of vegetable plants to avoid any future issues. There are many types of vegetables available to the home gardener, so it’s inevitable that at some point you may find yourself needing information on how to grow vegetables that are new to you and caring for vegetables that are less familiar. Whether it’s information on growing conditions, avoiding pests and disease, or learning more about the vegetable harvest, you’ll find it here.

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Starting Vegetable Gardens

By Heather Rhoades

The interest in starting vegetable gardens has sky rocketed in recent years. Starting a vegetable garden is possible for anyone, even if you do not have a yard for a vegetable garden. This guide will help.

Cucurbit Fusarium Rind Rot – Treating Fusarium Rot Of Cucurbits

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Edible cucurbits with fusarium rot show as lesions on the rind but develop to affect the interior flesh of the food. It often goes unnoticed and is only apparent once the fruit is cut open. Knowing the early signs of the disease can save your harvest. This article will help.

Cucurbit Angular Leaf Spot – Managing Angular Leaf Spot Of Cucurbits

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Cucurbits with angular leaf spot may give you a smaller harvest. This bacterial infection affects cucumbers, zucchini, and melons, and causes angular lesions on leaves and thrives in warm, humid conditions. Learn how to control the problem here.

Powdery Cucurbit Mildew Control: Treating Powdery Mildew On Cucurbits

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Cucurbit powdery mildew is a fungal infection with a couple of culprits. It affects any type of cucurbit, but is less common in melons and cucumbers. The characteristic white, powdery mold is pretty easy to spot, but management requires several steps. Learn more here.

Downy Mildew Of Cole Crops – Managing Cole Crops With Downy Mildew

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If your favorite cole crops, like broccoli and cabbage, come down with a case of downy mildew, you may lose your harvest, or at least see it greatly reduced. Downy mildew is a fungal infection, but there are steps you can take to prevent and treat it. Learn more here.

Cole Crop Soft Rot Info: Managing Cole Crops With Soft Rot

By Liz Baessler

Soft rot is a problem that can affect cole crops both in the garden and after harvest. The center of the head of the plant becomes soft and mushy and often gives off a bad smell. Learn more about recognizing and managing soft rot of cole vegetables in this article.

Fusarium Yellows Of Cole Crops: Managing Cole Crops With Fusarium Yellows

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Fusarium yellows of cole crops is an important disease which can cause huge economic loss in commercial settings. It causes wilting and often plant death. Control of cole crop fusarium yellows can help prevent its spread. Learn more in this article.

Cucurbit Alternaria Leaf Spot: Treating Leaf Blight Of Cucurbits

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Everyone knows the old adage: April showers bring May flowers. Unfortunately, one disease that thrives in the warmth of midsummer that follows wet spring weather is alternaria leaf spot on cucurbits. Click here for information on leaf blight of cucurbits.

Choosing Vegetables High In Vitamin K: Which Vegetables Have High Vitamin K

By Liz Baessler

Vitamin K is a nutrient essential to the human body. Its most important function is as a blood coagulant. Depending upon your own personal health, you may need to either seek out or limit your consumption of foods rich in Vitamin K. Learn more in this article.

Vegetables High In Vitamin D: Eating Vegetables For Vitamin D Intake

By Liz Baessler

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient. The human body needs it in order to absorb calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for healthy bones and teeth. While some people get enough Vitamin D naturally, some don’t. Learn more about Vitamin D rich veggies here.

Veggie Calcium Sources: Top Vegetables For Calcium Intake

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While spinach won’t actually make you instantly grow big muscles to fight villains, it is one of the top vegetables for calcium, which helps us grow strong, healthy bones. Click this article to learn about more veggie calcium sources.

Which Vegetables Have Vitamin E – Growing Vegetables High In Vitamin E

By Mary H. Dyer,

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps maintain healthy cells and a strong immune system. It also repairs damaged skin, improves vision, balances hormones and thickens hair. Click here for a helpful list of vitamin E-rich veggies that you can grow in your garden or purchase.

Zinc Rich Veggies: Learn About Vegetable Zinc Sources

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Zinc rich vegetables abound but many plant foods contain phytates, which minimize absorption. Find out which veggies high in zinc might work for you and enhance absorption in this article. Click here for more information.

Veggies With High Vitamin C Content: Choosing Vegetables For Vitamin C

By Mary Ellen Ellis

As you begin to plan next year’s vegetable garden, you may want to consider nutrition. Growing your own vegetables is a great way to make sure you eat a healthy diet, and veggies with high vitamin C are important to include. Learn more in this article.

Growing High Iron Vegetables – What Vegetables Are Rich In Iron

By Amy Grant

There’s no doubt that iron rich vegetables are important in our diets, but there are many other vegetables that are higher in iron than spinach. What other vegetables are rich in iron? Click on the following article to find out.

Cucurbit Nematode Control – How To Manage Nematodes In Cucurbit Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Melons, squash, cucumbers, and other members of the cucurbit family are susceptible to infestation with nematodes. Cucurbits with nematodes may suffer varying degrees of crop loss, and management strategies are important for control. This article can help with that.

Vitamin A Veggies: Learn About Vegetables High In Vitamin A

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Vitamin A in vegetables is readily available, and easy for the body to access, while most of the meats that carry it are high in cholesterol. Eating the right vegetables for Vitamin A is easy when you know what types have a high amount of the vitamin. This article will help.

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Control – Tips On Treating Cucurbit Plants With Downy Mildew

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Cucurbit downy mildew can destroy your tasty crop of cucumbers, watermelon, squash, and pumpkins. If you know what to look for, catch it early, and take steps to manage the disease, you may save at least some of your harvest. This article can help get you started.

What Is Black Rot Of Cole Crops: Learn About Cole Vegetable Black Rot

By Amy Grant

Black rot on cole crops is a serious disease that can decimate an entire crop. How then can cole crop black rot be controlled? Click this article to find out how to identify the symptoms of cole vegetable black rot and how to manage black rot of cole crops.

What Is Internal Tipburn: Managing Internal Tipburn Of Cole Crops

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Internal tipburn of cole crops affects such foods as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Learn the signs of internal tipburn so you can save your cole crops from this potentially damaging condition. This article will help.

Alternaria Leaf Spot In Cole Crops – Managing Leaf Spot On Cole Vegetables

By Mary H. Dyer,

Alternaria leaf spot in cole crops is a fungal disease that wreaks havoc in cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. However, symptoms and treatment of this hard-to-control disease are similar. Learn more here.

Fusarium Wilt Of Cucurbits – Dealing With Fusarium Wilt In Cucurbit Crops

By Amy Grant

Fusarium is a fungal disease that afflicts cucurbits. Several diseases are the result of this fungus, each crop specific. The following article contains information on recognizing fusarium symptoms in cucurbits and managing fusarium wilt in cucurbit crops.

Mounded Raised Beds: How To Make An Unframed Raised Bed

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez,

If you’re like most gardeners, you think of raised beds as structures enclosed and raised above the ground by some sort of frame. But raised beds with no walls also exist, and these mounded raised beds are also great for home gardens. Learn more here.

Raised Bed Soil Depth: How Much Soil Goes In A Raised Bed

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

There are many reasons to create raised beds in the landscape or garden. How much soil goes in a raised bed depends on the bed height, and what will be grown. Click the article that follows for more information on raised bed soil depth.

Will Melons Cross With Squash: Growing Cucurbits Next To Each Other

By Amy Grant

There are many half-truths regarding gardening. One of the more common ones concerns planting cucurbits next to each other. The scuttlebutt is that planting cucurbits too close together will result in oddball squash and gourds. Learn more about that in this article.

Is Ugly Fruit Edible: What To Do With Ugly Produce

By Amy Grant

Supermarkets sell only Number 1 grade produce, produce that is perfect in the eyes of the store’s buyer and that we have been brainwashed into believing makes it so. But what about naturally imperfect produce, otherwise known as “ugly” produce? Learn more here.

Canned Garden Vegetables – Canning Vegetables From The Garden

By Liz Baessler

Canning vegetables from the garden is a rewarding way to preserve your harvest, but canning can be very dangerous if it’s not done right. You shouldn’t let yourself get scared out of trying, but it is important to be aware of the risks. Learn more in this article.

Fast Growing Vegetables – Learn About Vegetable Plants With Quick Growth

By Liz Baessler

Sometimes you garden for a challenge, sometimes you garden to get specific vegetables, but sometimes you just want the most bang for your buck. Luckily, some vegetables grow very fast. Learn more about vegetable plants with quick growth here.

Garden Layout Plans – Tips On Layout Options For The Garden

By Amy Grant

There are several types of garden layouts, each with different advantages. In the following article, we’ll take a look at different vegetable garden layout ideas and which garden layout plans might work best for you.

Regrowing Vegetables In Water: Learn How To Root Vegetables In Water

By Amy Grant

Regrowing vegetables in water is a cost effective and fun way to grow your own veggies. Of course, some of them grow better than others, but it’s still a neat experiment to grow windowsill plants form kitchen scraps. Learn more here.

Fruit And Vegetable Plant Dyes: How To Make Natural Dyes From Food

By Amy Grant

Vegetable plant dyes have been around since ancient times and are enjoying resurgence, as more of us try to filter out the use of synthetic products. Interested in making dye from fruits and veggies? Click here to find out how to make natural dyes from food.

Vegetable Stadtwetter Indoors: Starting A Vegetable Garden Indoors

By Liz Baessler

You can grow most vegetables in containers in your home successfully. But how do you go about vegetable gardening indoors? Learn more about growing indoor vegetables year round and the best vegetables to grow in this article.

Beautiful Vegetables For Foliage: Tips On Using Edibles As Ornamentals

By Amy Grant

I think all of my veggies are beautiful but, if I had to choose, what are some beautiful vegetables for foliage color and texture to add to an ornamental vegetable garden? Better yet, which ones make good container specimens? Find out here.

Sharing The Surplus Garden Harvest: What To Do With Extra Vegetables

By Valerie Curtiss

The weather has been kind, and your vegetable garden is bursting at the seams with what appears to be a ton of produce - to the point that you are shaking your head, wondering what to do with these surplus vegetable crops. Find out in this article.

Midsummer Planting Tips: What To Plant In Midsummer

By Karen Boness, Owner of

Many people ask, “how late can you plant vegetables” or even flowers in the garden. To learn more about midsummer planting and what plants perform better during this time, click on the following article for information.

Creating An Edible Front Yard – Tips For Front Yard Gardens

By Amy Grant

You want a vegetable garden but the backyard is shaded by a stand of evergreen trees or is overrun by the kids’ toys and play area. What to do? Think outside the box, or fence as it were, by planning a front yard vegetable garden. This article will help.

Tips On Storing And Preserving Vegetables – Ways To Preserve Vegetables For Winter

By Mary H. Dyer,

If your garden has produced a generous harvest, storing and preserving vegetables extends the bounty so you can continue to enjoy the rewards of your labor throughout the winter. This article will help with methods of preserving vegetable crops.

Survival Garden How To: Tips For Designing A Survival Garden

By Teo Spengler

The key to survival is preparation. If you’ve never heard people talk about survival gardens, you may well ask: “What is a survival garden?” Click this article to learn about designing a survival garden and survival gardening tips.

Cool Season Stadtwetter: Guide To Growing Winter Vegetables

By Liz Baessler

Even if you live in a climate with hard frosts and heavy snowfall, cool season gardening is a viable option, at least for a while. Click on this article to learn more about cool weather crops and growing food through the cold season.

Can You Grow Vegetables In Coffee Grounds: Using Coffee Grounds In Your Vegetable Garden

By Amy Grant

I’ve heard tales about using coffee grounds in your vegetable garden. Is this a myth, or can you grow vegetables in coffee grounds? Click here to find out if coffee grounds are good for vegetables and about growing veggies in coffee grounds.

Vegetable Sidewalk Stadtwetter: Growing Veggies In A Parking Strip Garden

By Amy Grant

The aptly named “hell strip” is a constant conundrum to many home owners. Fear not, you can beautify this area by creating a parking strip garden. The information in this article will help get you started with vegetable sidewalk gardening.

Fall Planting Cool Season Crops: When To Plant Crops In Fall

By Liz Baessler

Plants that grow in cold weather do well in the spring, but they can do even better in the fall. In fact, some vegetables are actually sweeter and milder when they mature in cooler temperatures. Click this article for more information.

Perennial Vegetable Plants – How To Grow Perennial Vegetables

By Amy Grant

If you grew more perennial vegetable plants, you could save more money and expand your veggie repertoire at the same time. What are some different types of perennial vegetables and how do you grow perennial garden vegetables? Find out here.

Types Of Plant Lodging: Treating Plants Affected By Lodging

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

High yield cereal crops must pass numerous tests as they go from seedling to harvested product. One of the weirdest is lodging. What is lodging? Learn more about the phenomena here and what, if anything, can be done about it.

Solanum Plant Family: Information About Solanum Genus

By Amy Grant

The Solanum family of plants is a large genus including up to 2,000 species and ranging from food crops to ornamentals and medicinal species. The following article entails interesting information about the Solanum genus and its members.

Edible Vegetable Parts: What Are Some Secondary Edible Parts Of Vegetables

By Amy Grant

Have you ever heard of secondary edible veggie plants? The name may be of newer origin, but the idea is definitely not. What does secondary edible veggie plants mean and is it an idea that can be useful to you? Click here to learn more.

Plants That Grow In Cold Weather: Spring Planting Cold Season Crops

By Liz Baessler

Many vegetables grow and taste better in the cooler temperatures of spring. Certain ones will even bolt when the weather gets too hot. Take a look at this article to learn more about when to plant cold season vegetables.

Best Vegetable Mulch: Learn About Mulch For Vegetable Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Organic and inorganic mulches are available as vegetable garden mulch options. But which is the best vegetable mulch? Learn the different types in this article and their attributes to help you make an informed decision on mulch for vegetable plants.

Mittleider Garden Method: What Is Mittleider Stadtwetter

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Higher yields, less water usage all in a small space? This is the claim by Dr. Mittleider, whose prodigious plant skills brought him acclaim and instigated his gardening program. What is Mittleider gardening? Read here to find out.

Tips For Watering Plants Grown Upside Down

By Mary H. Dyer,

Upside down planting systems are an innovative approach to gardening. These systems are beneficial for people with limited gardening space. Read this article to learn how when and where to water upside down container plants properly.

Teepee Garden Trellis: Using Teepee Structures In The Vegetable Garden

By Amy Grant

If you have ever grown any sort of vining plant, you know the importance of a sturdy structure for the vines to cling and clamber up. Using teepee structures in the vegetable garden is a simple, economical way to support these climbers. This article will help.

Good Hot Weather Vegetables: Growing Vegetables In Southern Regions

By Amy Grant

For those of you in the southern portions of the United States, you can grow vegetables that those of us in cooler climates can only dream about. So what are some good hot weather vegetables? Read this article to find out.

Blackleg Plant Disease: Treating Blackleg Disease In Vegetables

By Kristi Waterworth

Blackleg is a serious disease for both potatoes and cole crops, like cabbage and broccoli. Although these two diseases are very different, they can be controlled using some of the same strategies. Learn what those are in this article.

Root Vegetable Storage: How To Store Root Crops In Sand

By Amy Grant

You spent all summer nurturing your garden and you certainly don’t want it to go to waste, but it can be exhausting trying to utilize every carrot, turnip, etc. There is another way – sand storing root vegetables. Read this article for more info.

Vegetable Storage Tips: Storing Different Types Of Vegetables

By Amy Grant

It’s harvest time and you’ve hit the mother lode and don’t want to waste any of it. Right now you might be wondering how to keep vegetables storing longer along with any other helpful vegetable storage tips. This article will help.

Problems Growing Vegetables: Common Vegetable Plant Diseases And Pests

By Amy Grant

Growing a vegetable garden is a rewarding and fun project but unlikely to be free from one or more common veggie problems. Try as you might, your garden is likely to be afflicted with any number of pests or diseases. Click here for more info.

Veggies For Rainy Seasons: Tips On Growing Food Plants In The Tropics

By Amy Grant

High temperatures and humidity can either work magic on vegetables in the tropics or create problems with diseases and pests. It all depends on the type of crops found in this article.

Washing Garden Vegetables: How To Clean Fresh Produce

By Amy Grant

While gross, an occasional slug or garden spider clinging to your produce won’t kill you, but cleaning harvested fruits and veggies is crucial prior to prepping a meal. This article will help.

Incompatible Garden Plants: Learn About Plants That Don’t Like Each Other

By Kristi Waterworth

Gardeners do all they can to keep their plants happy and healthy, but sometimes, no matter what you do, certain plants just don't go together. This article will explain more about these incompatible crops.

Information On Which Vegetable Seeds To Sow Indoors Or Outdoors

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Some vegetables and herbs need to be started indoors and then transplanted while others need to be sown directly into your garden. But which are which? Read this article to find out.

Veggie Garden Winter Preparation: How To Prepare Vegetable Garden Beds For Winter

By Amy Grant

The annual flowers have faded, the last of the peas harvested and the previously green grass is browning up. This article will help with putting your veggie garden to bed for winter.

Mild Winter Stadtwetter Tips: What Will Grow In A Warm Winter Garden

By Anne Baley

While fall frost signals the end of gardening for many, in southernmost regions, winter care is just the opposite. Read this article to find out more about winter gardens in warm climates.

Leaf Browning In Vegetable Plants: What Is Causing Brown Leaves On Vegetables?

By Amy Grant

If you notice brown spotted leaves or complete leaf browning in your vegetable plants, don’t panic. There are many reasons for leaf browning. Learn more about them in this article.

Giant Vegetable Plants: How To Grow Giant Vegetables In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Ever been to the county fair and marveled at the mammoth blue ribbon pumpkins on display or other giant veggie varieties? The following information about giant vegetable plants can help you grow your own.

Plant Spacing Guide – Information On Proper Vegetable Garden Spacing

By Heather Rhoades

It is important to make sure that your vegetable garden is properly spaced. In this article, you will find information on how far apart different vegetables in the garden should be planted.

Rooting Vegetable Cuttings: Information On Growing Veggies From Cuttings

By Anne Baley

When you think of growing vegetables in your garden, you probably picture planting seeds or transplanting seedlings. But there's a third option: growing veggies from cuttings. Find tips for this here.

Common Pests In Vegetable Gardens – Tips On Treating Vegetable Pests

By Anne Baley

Gardeners have a lot of enemies when it comes to raising vegetables: not enough sunlight, drought, birds and other wildlife. But the worst foe may be vegetable garden pests. Click here for more info.

What Is Belly Rot: Tips On Avoiding Rotting Vegetable Fruit

By Kristi Waterworth

Rotting vegetable fruit, caused by rhizoctonia belly rot, is a frustrating thing in the garden. Learn more about belly rot in fruit and how to deal with this issue in the article that follows.

Straw Mulch In Gardens: Tips For Using Straw As Mulch For Vegetables

By Anne Baley

If you're not using mulch in your vegetable garden, you're doing entirely too much work. Straw is one of the best mulch materials you can use around your vegetable plants. This article will explain more.

What Are Water Walls: Tips For Using A Wall Of Water For Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

If you live in an area with a short growing season, one way to protect and grab a few early weeks at the front of the season is by using water wall plant protection. Learn more about using water walls for plants here.

Decoy Trap Plants – How To Use Trap Crops For Controlling Insect Pests

By Jackie Rhoades

What are trap crops? Trap crops is a method of using decoy plants to lure agricultural pests, usually insects, away from the main crop. Get more information on using decoy plants in this article.

Crop Arrangement In Gardens: What Is The Best Way To Orient Garden Rows

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Proper vegetable garden orientation will assure that your plants are positioned the best way to achieve optimal growth and performance. Crop arrangement in gardens is not a new practice, and this article will help.

Vegetable Family Crop Rotation Guide: Understanding Different Vegetable Families

By Kristi Waterworth

Crop rotation is a common practice in the home garden, giving vegetable family-specific diseases time to die out before replanting into the same area. For tips on plant families, this article will help.

Scab On Vegetables – How To Treat Scab Disease In The Vegetable Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Scab can affect a wide variety of fruits, tubers and vegetables. What is scab disease? This is a fungal disease that attacks the skin of edibles. Tips for managing this problem can be found here.

What Is An Heirloom Plant: Reaping The Benefits Of Heirlooms

By Amy Grant

With the increasing popularity of farmer’s markets, the demand for organic, heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits has risen. Read this article to learn more about growing heirloom plants.

Vegetable Intercropping – Information For Interplanting Flowers And Vegetables

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Intercropping, or interplanting, is a valuable tool. What is interplanting? Interplanting flowers and vegetables is an old-fashioned method finding new interest with modern gardeners. Learn more here.

Septic Tank Vegetable Gardens – Tips For Stadtwetter Over Septic Tanks

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Planting gardens on septic drain fields is a popular concern of many homeowners, especially when it comes to a vegetable garden over septic tank areas. Read here to learn more septic system gardening info.

Baby Vegetable Plants – Tips For Growing Baby Vegetables In The Garden

By Amy Grant

They’re adorable, cute and pretty pricey. We’re talking about the ever increasing trend for miniature vegetables. To get information on growing miniature vegetables in the garden, read the following article.

What Are Cucurbits: Cucurbit Plant Info And Growing Conditions

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Cucurbit crops are one of the most commonly grown in the garden. What are cucurbits? Read this article to learn about cucurbit plant info and discover just how much you may already know about these plants.

Plants In Desert Climates: Growing Edible Plants And Flowers In The Desert

By Amy Grant

Can you grow edible plants and flowers in the desert? Absolutely. Despite the extreme heat and minimal rainfall, there are a number of edible plants and flowers that can be grown. Click here for more info.

Row Covers For Garden Plants – How To Use Floating Row Covers In The Garden

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Using row covers for garden plants is a great way to protect your prized plants from damaging cold or pests. Some of the best row covers include the floating garden row covers. Learn more about them here.

Popular Legume Plants: What Are The Different Types Of Legumes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Beans and peas are two of our most common vegetables. They are classified, along with many other plants, as legumes. What is a legume? There are many types of legumes, and this article will help explain more.

How To Grow And Care For Asian Style Vegetables

By Jackie Rhoades

Today, Asian style vegetables are everywhere. Asian root vegetables abound and yes, green, leafy vegetables too. With these new growing opportunities, questions arise about Asian vegetable care. This article can help.

Cole Crop Plants – When To Plant Cole Crops

By Heather Rhoades

Cole crops are a common sight in the home garden, especially in cooler weather. But some gardeners may not know what cole crops are. The information in this article can help out with that.

Cruciferous Vegetables: Cruciferous Definition And The List Of Cruciferous Vegetables

By Heather Rhoades

The cruciferous family of vegetables have generated a lot of interest. This leads many gardeners to wonder what are cruciferous vegetables and can I grow them in my garden. This article can help with that.

Cold Weather Cover Crops – When And Where To Plant Cover Crops

By Heather Rhoades

Cover crops for the garden is an often overlooked way to improve the vegetable garden. Using cover crops during cold weather can help improve your garden for next year, and you can learn more in this article.

How To Pre-Seed Your Garden In Fall For An Early Spring Harvest

By Heather Rhoades

Can you imagine being able to harvest vegetables from your garden a month before your neighbors are able to? This is all possible if you use a method called pre-seeding. To learn more about this, read here.

Tips For Controlling Weeds In A Vegetable Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Controlling weeds in a vegetable garden is important to the health of your plants. Weeds are huge competitors for resources and can crown out seedlings. This article will help with tips on how to keep weeds out.

Learn More About Vegetables In The Nightshade Family

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Nightshades are a large and diverse family of plants. Most of these plants are poisonous, especially the unripe fruits. For a list of nightshade vegetables and other members, read this article.

Vegetables That Grow In Shade: How To Grow Vegetables In The Shade

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Most vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight to flourish. However, you shouldn’t overlook the shade loving vegetable. This article can help with growing shade tolerant vegetables.

Succession Planting Vegetables: How To Use Succession Planting In The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Have you ever planted a vegetable and found that it petered out before the end of the season? If this has ever happened to you, you would benefit from succession planting vegetables. Read here to learn more.

Vegetable Garden Weed Control For A Garden: A Step By Step Guide For Weeding

By Heather Rhoades

Vegetable garden weeding is necessary to get the best harvest possible, but some days it may seem like they grow faster than you can pull them. Knowing how to weed correctly is essential. Click here for more.

Vegetable Garden Size For Family

By Heather Rhoades

Deciding how large a family vegetable garden will be means you need to take a few things in to consideration. Many things can influence the size of a family vegetable garden. To learn what some of these are, read here.

Eating Weeds – A List Of Edible Weeds In Your Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Did you know that you can pick wild greens, also known as edible weeds, from your garden and eat them? Identifying edible weeds can be a fun way to help encourage you to weed your garden more often. Learn more here.

Cross Pollination In Plants: Cross Pollinating Vegetables

By Heather Rhoades

Can cross pollination in vegetable gardens occur? Can you get a zumato or a cucumelon? Cross pollination in plants seems to be a big concern for gardeners but, in most cases, it's not a big issue. Get more info here.

Best Time To Water Plants – When Should I Water My Vegetable Garden?

By Heather Rhoades

Advice on when to water plants in the garden varies greatly and can be confusing to a gardener. There are reasons for the best time when you should water vegetables, and this article will help clarify.

Vegetable Garden Soil: Soil Requirements For Vegetable Plants

By Heather Rhoades

If you are starting a vegetable garden, or even if you have an established vegetable garden, you may wonder what is the best soil for growing vegetables. Read this article to find out the answer to this.

Learn The Vegetable Stadtwetter Basics

By Heather Rhoades

Backyard vegetable gardening has become very popular in the past few years. Find some great vegetable gardening tips and vegetable gardening basics that can help you get started in this article.

Planning A Companion Vegetable Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Companion vegetable plants can help each other when planted near each other. Creating a companion vegetable garden will allow you to take advantage of these beneficial relationships. Click here for more.

Where To Put A Garden: How To Choose The Location Of A Vegetable Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Choosing a garden location for vegetables can seem complicated. How much sun? What kind of soil? How much room? Don't panic. It is not hard to pick a spot if you keep a few things in mind from this article.

Rotating Vegetables: Home Garden Crop Rotation

By Heather Rhoades

You've been planting your garden the same way for years, and up till now, you have not had a problem. But now the vegetables are not doing well. Maybe it is time to consider home garden crop rotation. Learn more here.

Hanging Vegetable Garden – What Vegetables Can Be Grown Upside Down

By Heather Rhoades

When you have limited space to garden, add a hanging vegetable garden with vegetables grown upside down. What can be grown upside down? Read here to learn about vegetables for an upside down garden.

Landscaping With Vegetables: Mi Flowers And Vegetables

By Kathee Mierzejewski

There are a lot of reasons that people incorporate vegetables and herbs into the landscaping around their home. This article will help with what vegetables can be used for landscaping and how to get started.

What Is Bolting: What It Means When A Plant Bolts

By Heather Rhoades

You may have been reading an article that said to watch for a plant bolting or a description of a plant that has bolted. If you are unfamiliar with the term, you can find information about bolting in vegetables here.

Unusual Vegetables And Fruits For Your Backyard Landscape

By Heather Rhoades

Are you tired of looking at the same old plants in your yard, year after year? If you'd like to try something different, try unusual fruits and vegetables for the garden. This article can help get you started.

The Southern Fall Vegetable Garden

By Heather Rhoades

In the South and other warm climates, the summer can be murder on a vegetable garden. That being said, they also get the pleasure of being able to grow a fall vegetable garden. This article will help with that.

Planting By Moon Phase: Fact or Fiction?

By Heather Rhoades

Farmer's Almanacs and old wives tales are filled with advice about planting by phases of the moon. Read this article to learn more about this advice, which includes what and when you should be planting by the moon.

Growing A Vertical Vegetable Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Do you want to grow a vegetable garden, but feel you don't have the room? Growing a vegetable garden is anything but impossible. Read here to get tips for growing a vertical vegetable garden.

Edible Landscaping: Mi Vegetables And Herbs With Flowers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Placing vegetables, herbs and other edibles amongst flowers is a great way to add interesting textures and colors to the garden. Learn more about using edible landscaping in this article.

Crop Planting Info: When To Plant Your Vegetable Garden

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People differ in the exact times they plant their vegetable gardens. To determine the best time to plant, check the hardiness zones for your area. This article has information on when to plant your vegetable garden.

Vegetable Stadtwetter For Beginners

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Are you new to vegetable gardening and unsure where to begin? Starting a vegetable garden is not as difficult as it seems. You only need to follow a few simple guidelines. This article can help with that.

Unique Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

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As no one garden is the same, not all ideas for designing a vegetable garden will work for everyone. This article will help with unique vegetable garden designs for those in need of something outside the norm.

The Vegetable Garden: Elements For Successful Vegetable Stadtwetter

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting vegetables from a garden with which you have planted, cared for, and watched grow yourself. Learn more about growing conditions for vegetables in this article.

The Layout Of Your Vegetable Garden

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Traditionally, vegetable gardens have taken the form plots of rows. While this layout was once considered popular; times have changed. Read here for vegetable garden layout tips beyond the traditional.

Starting A Vegetable Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

So, you've decided to grow a vegetable garden but aren't sure where to start? First, you must begin the planning stages. Read this article to learn more about how to start a vegetable garden.

Recipes From The Vegetable Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Whether straight off the vine or included in your favorite recipe, nothing compares to the fresh, juicy flavors of garden-grown vegetables. This article has tips for vegetable garden recipes from harvest to table.

Vegetable Plants For Pots: Quick Guide To Container Vegetable Stadtwetter

By Neal Christal

Contrary to popular belief, a garden doesn't have to be large to reap big rewards. In fact, you can grow a variety of nutritious vegetables in a container garden. This article will help get you started.

Organic Stadtwetter Tips: Growing Organic Vegetable Gardens

By Kat Yares

Only in an organic garden, can you literally pluck a tomato from the vine and eat it right there and then, savoring the flavor of fresh and sun-ripened. Get tips for growing an organic vegetable garden in this article.

Informative Books On Vegetable Stadtwetter

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Even when the most seasoned gardeners can pick up a book. There is always something new to learn and try. Books are a great source for discovering new ideas or gathering information on old ones. Learn more here.

How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Planting a vegetable garden is fairly simple but can be somewhat intimidating for anyone new to gardening. Before attempting this feat the first time, you should always do your homework. This article will help.

Growing Vegetables With Seeds

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Many people, such as myself, enjoy growing vegetables from seeds. Using the seeds from your previous garden's growing year is a good way to save money. For more info on how to grow vegetables with seeds, click here.

Extending The Harvest With Fall Vegetable Stadtwetter

By Debbie Slack

Extending your growing season allows you to benefit from fresh vegetables longer and with more variety than you normally could. A great way to achieve this is by planting a fall garden. Learn more in this article.

Choosing The Size Of Your Vegetable Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

How big a vegetable garden should be seems to be a common question among people who are considering taking on this task for the first time. This article will provide tips to help determine your vegetable garden size.

Fertilizer Options For Your Vegetable Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Proper vegetable garden fertilization is an important aspect in order to achieve success with vegetable gardening. Fertility requirements differ between growing seasons and among soil types. This article can help.

Vegetable Garden Design: How To Design Vegetable Gardens

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Outside of common belief, there are actually many ways to design a vegetable garden. A well-designed vegetable garden can be quite attractive as well as functional. Learn more in this article.

Raised Vegetable Gardens – How To Make A Homemade Raised Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

Are you looking for a vegetable garden that is easy to maintain? Consider growing your garden in raised garden boxes. A raised vegetable garden is easy to create, and this article can help get you started.

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