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Fruits and Vegetables

Growing your own food is easy with the help of this comprehensive, step-by-step guide

Whether you’re trying to reduce the number of trips to the grocery store, get your children engaged in some outdoor activities, or grow your own food, vegetable gardening at home is the answer. But growing fruits and veggies isn’t always as easy as it seems. Issues with spacing, pests, and diseases, or even figuring out how to support  a tomato plant can leave even the most seasoned gardeners scratching their heads. Enter this comprehensive project guide, which will lead you down the path to an incredible, edible harvest. The assortment of articles and how-to videos found in this collection will provide you with expert tips and tricks on growing fruits and vegetables no matter the size of your garden space.

The guide starts with the basics, such as seed starting and transplanting, watering the right way, and fertilizing naturally. Next, it covers the ins and outs of growing various crops, including tomatoes, warm-season crops like watermelon, cool-season crops like lettuce, and popular fruits like strawberries and apples. You’ll also find advice on growing herbs and edible flowers.

Discover the joy of your own homegrown food this season, and let this project guide from Fine Gardening lead the way.

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    A wise gardener once said that all you need to grow a tomato is “sun, soil, and sprinkles.” That may be somewhat true, but growing fruits and vegetables successfully is a lot more involved. What kind of soil? How much sun and water?

    Anyone who has looked at browning squash plants in August and wondered what on earth went wrong knows there are particulars that cannot be ignored when growing food crops. This chapter will take you through getting your garden off on the right foot. We’ll address how to plan and site your garden for the best harvest, amend the soil for the proper level of fertility, respond to certain pests and diseases, and provide supplemental water throughout the season. We even have regional advice from expert edible gardeners in your area, because zonal range can directly impact what you grow and how you grow it. And don’t miss the section on extending the season in the cooler months, which offers invaluable tips on getting the most out of your plot.

  • Tomatoes

    Tomatoes

  • Cool Season Crops

    cold season veggies

  • Warm Season Crops

    Warm season crops

  • Herbs

    Herbs

  • Fruits

    Fruits

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables

Growing your own food is easy with the help of this comprehensive, step-by-step guide

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Basics
Tomatoes
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Cool Season Crops
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Warm Season Crops
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Herbs
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Fruits
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