• Asparagus Recipes

    How to cook with just-picked asparagus, including recipes for a savory tart, roasted asparagus, chive sauce and asparagus soup. Read more

  • Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

    Think of the straw bale as a large container with a volume of 40 gallons. Unlike a planter filled with soil, the bale is transformed into a partially composted mass of organic matter that's teeming with life. Read more

  • Recipe: Homemade Tomato Sauce

    Start with a great basic recipe for tomato sauce. Then, customize it to make your own specialty of the house. Read more

  • How to Start Seeds

    Growing plants from seed is a great way to start gardening earlier in the season. With the right light and some simple equipment, it's easy to grow from seed to harvest. Read more

  • How to Tell When Melons are Ripe

    The trick to harvesting melons is figuring out when that moment of peak flavor occurs, because each type of melon displays different sorts of clues to its ripeness. Learn how to tell when your melons are just right. Read more

  • Heirlooms to Grow

    By planting heirloom varieties, you can start a tradition of seed-saving in your garden. Start with a few selections chosen by Diane Ott Whealy, one of the founders of the Seed Savers Exchange, who shares some of her favorite vegetables, fruits and flowers. Read more

  • Edible Landscaping

    Vegetables and fruits have taken center stage in the American landscape — at last. And why not? Homegrown vegetables and fruit are good for you, they get picked at their prime and only have to travel as far as your kitchen. Read more

  • How to Grow Microgreens

    With just a few simple items, you can grow microgreens at home. It only takes a few weeks to harvest your first crop, and you can do it all on a sunny windowsill. Read more

  • How to Choose Potting Soil

    Our garden-tested potting mixes are formulated to guarantee great results. Read more

  • When is it Warm Enough to Plant?

    If you want to get your vegetable garden off to a fast start, you need to plant your seeds in soil that's warm enough to ensure good germination. Read more

  • Small Tomato Plants with Big Flavor

    How do you find tomatoes that thrive in smaller spaces yet still produce abundant, delicious fruit? A group of dedicated seed-savers has found the answer. Read more

  • How to Make Roasted Tomatoes

    A simple technique brings out flavor in the backyard harvest. Read more

  • Pruning Raspberries

    In summer, most berries demand nothing more than picking. But when it comes to raspberries, some pruning sets the stage for bountiful berries again next year. Read more

  • Making Pepper Jelly

    Preserving in jars is simple and foolproof. Read more

  • Planting Plans for Elevated Raised Beds

    We asked kitchen garden expert Ellen Ecker Ogden to come up with planting plans for a couple of our Elevated Raised Beds. The results, both beautiful and delicious, are here. Read more

  • Do-it-Yourself Patio Projects

    Find inspiration for updating your patio, adding curb appeal, drought-proofing your landscape, and other do-it-yourself projects. Our videos and slideshows offer step-by-step, how-to information on creative, easy and affordable ways to transform your living space. Read more