Vegetable Gardening

  • Navigating the Midsummer Garden Doldrums
    If you and your garden have entered the midsummer doldrums, here are a few tricks to perk you both up.
  • You Can Make a Difference in Your Backyard and Community!
    Join us in our mission to improve the world through gardening. Just doing one thing on this checklist will get you well on your way to making a huge difference in the health of people and planet.
  • Gardening on the Deck
    Diabetic neuropathy couldn't stop this gardener.
  • Potato Scab
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Garden to Give Photo Contest
    Note: This contest is over. Thank you for sharing your photos!
  • 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.
  • 7 Ways Every Gardener Can Combat Climate Change
    As a gardener, you can take a few simple steps—some of which, you’re likely already doing—to help the planet.
  • New to Gardening? Start here!
    Here is a selection from our advice library that can help answer those questions and set you (and your garden!) up for success.
  • What to Plant
    Fill your garden with the types of flowers, vegetables, fruits, and herbs you love -- grow what you'll enjoy eating and sharing with friends and family.
  • When to Plant
    Before you DIG IN that soil, first consider the variety you are planting and both the air and soil temperature.
  • Watering
    In a perfect world, Mother Nature would provide an inch of rain each week to keep our vegetables and flowers perfectly happy.
  • How to Measure Hand Size for Garden Gloves
    Confused about sizing for garden gloves? It's usually based on a hand measurement that is actually pretty simple.
  • 2007 Garden Crusader Award
    Meet Barbara Eiswerth of Tucson, Arizona
  • How to Use Super Hoops
    Use Super Hoops to support garden fabric, row covers, shade netting and bird netting. Protect your crops from pests, insects, diseases and extreme weather.
  • Why Choose Cowpots to Start Seeds
    Cowpots are biodegradable, made here in the U.S. by farmers, and prevent transplant shock in seedlings.
  • Instructions for the Mason Bee House
    Orchard mason bees are small bees native to North America and are very good pollinators for flowers and fruit trees. They visit as many a 1,000 blooms per day.
  • Understanding the Plant Hardiness Zone Map
    Hardiness ratings are handy guidelines that can help you select perennials plants, trees and shrubs.
  • Garden Bathing
    While any good gardener knows the benefits of spending time in your garden, research has shown that being in the garden has tons of health benefits.
  • Black History Month
    We are celebrating Black History Month by honoring the Black community's many varied, and understated, contributions to gardening.
  • Soak, Drip or Spray: Which is right for you?
    Should you soak, drip or spray? Here's how to choose the best way to water each of your gardens.
  • Watch: Raised Bed Snip-n-Drip Soaker System
    Apply water just where you want it -- and not where you don't. With the Snip-n-Drip Raised Bed Soaker System you can easily create a convenient and streamlined watering system for your raised beds.
  • Watch: Snip-n-Drip Overview
    Apply water just where you want it -- and not where you don't. With the Snip-n-Drip Soaker System you can easily create a customized watering drip system.
  • Bamboo Structures for the Garden
    Welcome to the wonderful world of bamboo! From fences to supports to trellises, bamboo is both practical and beautiful.
  • Garden Crusader: Marvin Dunn
    Meet Garden Crusader Marvin Dunn, of Miami's Roots in the City.
  • Share the Harvest
    The increase in vegetable gardening has also fueled an increase in gardeners donating produce to local foodbanks and hunger-relief organizations. Learn how you can help.
  • How to Grow Asparagus
    If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting an asparagus bed planted.
  • How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
    Learn to grow sweet potatoes in garden beds, raised beds or our Potato Grow Bags.
  • Food You Can Grow Fast
    Some edible plants grow faster than others. Learn which ones you can plant indoors for harvest in as little as 10 days.
  • How and Why to Harden Off Plants
    Time to get the seedlings in the garden, right? No!
  • Asparagus Beetle
    These quarter-inch beetles and their larvae feed on young asparagus spears; damaged spears often develop blemishes and a shepherd's crook appearance.
  • Plant Terminology: Hybrids, Heirlooms, and More
    Understanding horticultural terms such as hybrid and heirloom can help you choose just the right plants for your needs.
  • Companion Planting
    Learn how growing different combinations of plants will benefit one another.
  • Garden Crusader: Guillermo Vasquez
    Meet Garden Crusader and permiculturist Guillermo Vasquez of San Francisco.
  • Making the Most of Your Potato Harvest
    How to choose the best cooking techniques for the variety you have.
  • Watch: Making Caramelized Onions
    If you have an abundance of onions, make caramelized onions and store them in your freezer.
  • Sheet Mulching
    Sheet mulching - sometimes called "lasagna mulching" - converts grass to a nutrient-rich garden bed, ready for planting.
  • Heirloom Varieties to Grow
    Planting an heirloom seeds plants a link to our ancestors. Start with a few selections from one of the founders of the Seed Savers Exchange.
  • Good Fences Make Good Gardens
    After reading reviews of how our customers are using our Border Fence, we were inspired to share some of them with you.
  • Super-Powered Soils
    We've harnessed the power of mycorrhizae in our new and improved potting mixes. For gardeners, this translates to healthier plants with up 35% higher yields compared to soil mixes without mycorrhizae.
  • Double Your Harvest with Succession Planting
    Increase your harvest with succession planting! Regularly seeding and rotating your crops will extend your growing season and make the most of a small garden space.
  • Secrets to Great Soil
    How to make sure your soil is rich in beneficial micro-organisms that keep plants thriving, pest-free and beautiful.
  • Building Healthy Soil
    How to build fertile, healthy garden soil.
  • Tomato Hornworm
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Cabbageworm
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Cutworm
    Techniques for prevention and control of cutworms.
  • Garden Crusader: Rick Brooks
    Meet Garden Crusader Rick Brooks of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Garden Crusader: Bill Dawson
    Meet Garden Crusader Bill Dawson of Columbus, Ohio
  • Using Garden Fabric (Row Covers)
    We've got you covered. There are plenty of ways to protect your garden with garden fabric.
  • Large-Capacity Rain Barrels Solve Firefighter's Water Problem
    On a hillside northwest of Los Angeles, firefighter Mike Nava takes us on a tour of his lush cooking garden.
  • Soil Regeneration
    At Gardener's Supply, we believe that healthy soils are the foundation for healthy gardens, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Gardening in Zones 7-10
    When to plant garden veggies and herbs in our warmest growing zones.
  • Best Materials for Raised Beds
    Raised beds offer gardeners many benefits over in-ground gardening. They come in all shapes, sizes, and materials — including wood, wood composites, and metal.
  • How To Grow Loofah Sponge Gourds
    Loofah, also spelled Luffa, are in the cucurbit family—along with cucumbers, melons, squash, and other gourds—and grow on long vines. They require a long, hot growing season.
  • Watch: Garden Row Snip-n-Drip Soaker System
    Apply water just where you want it with the Snip-n-Drip Garden Row Soaker System. You can easily create a convenient watering system for your vegetable garden.
  • Award-Winning VegTrug is a Convenient, All-in-One Growing System
    Assembly video for Award-Winning VegTrug -- a convenient, all-in-one growing system.
  • The Top 5 Watering Myths
    During the hottest part of the summer, it's especially important to make the most of every drop of water. Learn the five common myths about watering.
  • Using Weed Fabric
    Weed-blocking cloth keeps garden pathways looking sharp.
  • Tending Your Garden
    Densely planted raised beds don't require as much weeding as regular garden beds. Shown here is our All-American Garden in late June.
  • You Can Grow Chickpeas!
    Chickpeas are packed with nutrients, have a high protein content, are low in fat and rich in fiber. They also enrich the soil, are water efficient, and don’t need much fertilizer.
  • 7 Tips for Diagnosing Plant Pests
    Insect pests coming after your plants? Time to be a garden detective and look for clues.
  • How to Create a No-Dig Garden
    Save your back AND create healthy, fertile soil!
  • 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.
  • Planting by Mooonlight
    Do you plant by the lunar calendar? "Moon gardeners" suggest that, just as the moon's gravitational pull affects the ocean tides, it also has an effect on soil moisture, pulling it toward the soil surface.
  • Growing and Using Herbs for Health
    Homegrown herbs can play an important part in supporting your health. Learn about herbs to grow and use in healing teas, tinctures, and salves.
  • Cocktails in the Garden
    Drinks made with just-picked herbs, fruit, and vegetables as flavorings and garnishes are the toast of the summer party season.
  • Make Room For Kale
    Finally shaking its reputation as a lowly salad bar garnish, kale has become trendy in the kitchen and the garden. You can grow kale in almost any zone and even compact gardens have room for kale - it's just a matter of choosing the right variety.
  • Growing Older, Growing Smarter
    Gardening gets more difficult as we age. However, by using the right tools and techniques, gardening remains in reach at any age.
  • Give Old Potting Soil New Life
    Yes, you can re-use the old soil in your pots, planters and raised beds. Just start the season with a special boost of fertilizer and nutrients to ensure good results.
  • Essential Tools for Gardeners
    New to gardening? Here's our list of essential tools every gardener should have in their collection.
  • Growing Resilience: Creative Solutions Keep Senior Gardeners Comfortable, Active
    Speaker and author Toni Gattone helps gardeners find creative, adaptive solutions to physical challenges and mobility issues.
  • All About Potato Varieties
    There are dozens of potato varieties out there, each with a different taste, texture, and color. What do you like to cook with?
  • Watch: Aquacorner Demonstration
    Learn how the Aquacorner system works. Raised beds are the easiest and most productive way to garden.
  • Gardening Techniques for Dry Weather
    Techniques to help plants survive periods when rainfall is insufficient.
  • Harvesting Hope Together
    In 2021, we pledged to donate $50,000 and create an army of employee volunteers – because no man, woman, or child should ever go hungry, feel isolated, or despair for their future. Join us in further impacting millions of lives by making a donation of your own, volunteering with one of our project partners, or gifting some of your own bountiful harvest to a local hunger-relief organization.
  • Second Plantings
    When you garden in raised beds, it’s easy to keep every square foot in production from early spring right through summer, fall and early winter.
  • Fertilizer Basics
    Well-fed plants are healthier, more productive and more beautiful. This article covers the basics of why and how to fertilize your garden.
  • Harvest Hope Impact 2021
    At the beginning of 2021, we pledged to donate $50,000 to communities and organizations whose missions align with ours. Here's how it all stacks up.
  • Fertilizer FAQs
    There are seemingly endless fertilizer options — and it can be very confusing to make the right choice. This FAQ helps sort it all out.
  • How to Grow and Harvest Ginger Root
    Although ginger root is a tropical plant, with some extra care you can grow it in a cold climate.
  • Help Your Garden Endure Hot Weather
    There are plenty of plants out there that love the heat (looking at you tomatoes and zinnias), however our cool-weather crops may need a little additional help during high temps.
  • How to Recognize Plant Stress
    Wilting plants? Blackened foliage?
  • Tips for Siting Your New Veggie Garden
    Building a new vegetable garden? It's all about location, location, location.
  • Garden Crusader: Katie Stagliano
    Meet Garden Crusader Katie Stagliano of Summerville, South Carolina
  • When to Start Your Seeds
    Learn how to create a seedstarting schedule. By starting seeds at the proper time, you'll have strong, well-rooted transplants when spring arrives.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Hurry Spring
    Impatient for spring? We are too - in the meantime, here are some simple tasks to prepare for the growing season.
  • After the Fall, Get Shredding
    What to do with all those fall leaves? Shred them and then rebuild your garden soil with them!
  • Avid Gardener was Inspired by Her Mother
    Moon gives a tour of her raised bed and container garden in Westchester County, NY. Moon has been a customer of Gardener's Supply Co for years, and was one of our first testers.
  • Season-Extending Techniques
    Add MONTHS to your growing season with row covers, cold frames, pop-up plant covers, and greenhouses.
  • Eight Steps to a Water-Wise Garden
    It's possible to dramatically reduce your consumption of water, lower your water bill and still have a beautiful, productive garden.
  • How to Assemble the 2x8 Elevated Cedar Planter Box
    Watch and learn how to assemble our best-selling elevated planter.
  • Meet a Gardener
    Learn about some of the members of our gardening community, including Gardener's Supply employee-owners, customers, and garden testers.
  • Don't Hide Your Veggies
    Learn how to create a vegetable garden that showcases the plants and invites exploration.