Vegetables

  • cherry tomatoes
    Kitchen Gardening

    Tips to Grow Better Cherry Tomatoes in Northern California

    Though technically a fruit, the tomato is the most popular homegrown vegetable, with thousands of tasty varieties available for the kitchen gardener to choose from. Tomatoes can range from big…

  • raised bed garden
    How-To

    Why to Use Raised Garden Beds, Especially in Extreme Climates

    My first foray into gardening was many years ago when my husband and I joined another couple in renting a community garden plot in Arlington, Virginia. We inherited the worst…

  • Get gobs of fruit from only 84 square feet. This small space can produce a bigger harvest than plots twice its size thanks to some tried-and-true techniques.
    How-To

    Getting Big Vegetable Production From a Small Space

    I have lived—and gardened—in three countries: England, Barbados, and the United States. In the United States, I found myself settled on the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island, a…

  • boy in a garden
    Design

    Janelle’s Great-Grandmother’s Garden

    Today we’ve got an unusual GPOD submission. Janelle Molony is sharing with us the story and some photos of her great-grandparents, Louis and Martha Nasch, from St. Paul, Minnesota. The…

  • Mustard greens in a container
    How-To

    How to Grow Mustard Greens for an Easy, Early Harvest

    As gardeners, we long for the summer months and picking our first cucumber, zucchini, or tomato. However, you don't have to wait that long if you grow mustard greens (Brassica…

  • best new herbs and veggies
    Design

    Best New Plants: Herbs and Veggies

    Each year we do a feature in our big spring issue introducing folks to a slew of new offerings from plant breeders. But this is not simply a list of…

  • best new heirloom veggies
    Kitchen Gardening

    The Best New Heirloom Vegetables

    Heirloom vegetables are renowned for many qualities, such as delicious flavors, vibrant colors, and productivity. Many of these characteristics have stood the test of time, delivering hardiness, superior flavor, and…

  • mini napa cabbage
    How-To

    Tips for Growing Broccoli and Cabbage in Hot Climates

    We are blessed with a long growing season on the Southern Plains, but getting a good crop of cool-season vegetables is not always easy. This is especially true for spring-sown…

  • vegetable harvest including tomatoes and potatoes
    Design

    Beertayday in Minnesota

    We’re off to Minnesota to visit a garden that, on Instagram, has the username “Beertayda,” which means “my garden” in Somali. Today's contributor, like so many of us, says that…

  • How-To

    March Garden To-Do List for the Southern Plains

    March is a golden month of opportunities in the Southern Plains garden. While the early summer months may be filled with more actual growth, March is the month when anything…