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Vegetable Gardening

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One of the joys of gardening is eating vegetables you grow yourself. These articles will walk you through the basic steps of cultivating a vegetable garden.

Planning a Garden

Choose an outdoor space that suits the sunlight, watering, and drainage needs of your vegetable plants. Decide whether you want traditional garden-bed rows or raised container garden. Test your soil. Finally, review your region’s last spring frost and first fall frost dates so you’ll know when to plant. Then start seeds indoors or put in seedlings or vegetable transplants.

 

Seasonal Garden

By planning ahead, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long. Here's a year in the life of a successful vegetable garden.

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Cool-Season Vegetables

The cooler temperatures of spring and fall are just what the doctor ordered for some vegetables. Here are a few you might want to try.

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Vegetable Garden Planner

Tilling and turning the soil is crucial to the growing process. So is fertilizing. Decide whether you want to use organic or inorganic fertilizer. Learn how to read a fertilizer bag’s listed percentages of nutrients.

4 Veggies and Herbs Anyone Can Grow

This video shows how to grow four of the simplest herbs and veggies at home: lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, and radishes.

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Easy Vegetables and Fruits to Grow at Home

Grow delicious, fresh and inexpensive vegetables and fruits in your own backyard. Here are some ideas—and the easiest-to-grow options.

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Frost-Friendly Vegetables

Hardy enough to withstand early frosts, these vegetables are good bets for the fall garden.

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Get the Most from Your Vegetable Garden

There's no substitute for fresh food from the garden. If your vegetable gardening is limited by time or space, maximize both of those valuable assets.

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Vegetable Garden Plants

Lowe's garden centers stock in-season vegetable plants, which makes it easy to figure out which edibles are appropriate for planting. Just read the plant tag or the seed package for information on care, such as spacing, sunlight needs, and water requirements.

 

How to Pick Vegetables

Believe it or not, there’s an art to harvesting vegetables! To ensure you don’t injure the plant, twist, cut, or snap off the vegetable. Pull root vegetables carefully to avoid disturbing those that may still be maturing. Harvesting also provides an opportunity to discover and deal with pests and other problems.

When you grow your own vegetables, the bounty tastes all the better.