veggies

  • snap peas
    How-To

    How to Grow Supersweet Snap Peas

    It’s always a great day when I pick the first snap peas. A lot of the harvest never makes it to the kitchen. Snap peas—which snap like green beans and…

  • bowl of harvested beans
    How-To

    How to Grow Beans All Summer Long

    In my father’s victory garden, we planted a single crop of beans in late spring. The endless rows came in all at once, and we spent a long, hot week…

  • chilis
    Kitchen Gardening

    Growing Chile Peppers for Those Who Like It Hot

    Until recently, if you wanted to add a little fire to your food, you didn’t have many choices. You could grind black peppercorns over your plate or shake on some…

  • perfect rows of vegetable crops in a large garden bed
    Design

    Gardening in North Dakota

    Today’s photos are from Shiloh in Williston, North Dakota, a chilly spot at the edge of Zones 3 and 4, but that doesn’t stop Shiloh from having a beautiful, productive…

  • companion planting california
    How-To

    Companion Planting for Successful Southern California Vegetable Gardens

    For centuries, gardeners have been observing how various plants can be impacted by their vegetative neighbors. In the vegetable garden, our great-great-grandparents passed on their discoveries that tomatoes and basil…

  • close up of curly leaf kale
    How-To

    3 Easy-to-Grow Fall Crops for the Southeast

    If you haven’t noticed, Americans are good at jumping the gun on fall. By early August my neighbor has already set out her “It’s Fall Y’all” porch sign. The end…

  • man pulling row covers over lettuce crops
    How-To

    Grow Escarole and Endive in Late Summer for a Fall Harvest

    I had to start growing escarole and endive after hearing emotional tales from my mother-in-law and her sisters about their family’s holiday meals—multicourse, gut-busting, Italian-American feasts in which escarole soup…

  • bundle of radishes
    Design

    Gardening for the Hungry

    Today Sallie Boge is sharing a unique garden space: The St. Mary Church Garden Ministry in Riverside, Illinois, grows a vegetable/herb/fruit garden for charity food pantries. Our garden is consistently…

  • kale
    How-To

    How to Grow Kale

    When I tell people I grow kale in my vegetable garden, they often give me funny looks and ask why I bother. Even my next-door neighbors, who welcome all my…

  • 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…