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Someone wearing gardening gloves holding a herb plant in a peat pot.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Herbs Indoors


Season your favorite dishes with fresh herbs from your indoor garden

Gardener with bunches of carrots
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Carrots


Learn how to grow tasty carrots in your vegetable garden

BUYING GUIDE

How to Read a Plant Tag


The plant tag will tell you everything you need to know about your new plant

Hints and How-To’s for Seed-Saving in Your Garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Hints and How-To’s for Seed-Saving in Your Garden


It's satisfying and easy to save seeds from your garden. This season, be methodical about saving your favorite vegetable and flower seeds with these tips.

Gardener planting tomato seedling in soil
PROJECT GUIDE

When to Plant Tomatoes


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

When long, hot summer days end, it’s time to plant more tomatoes

A basket of multi-colored tomatoes
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Grow Tomatoes


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Get tips on how to grow tomatoes and savor their flavors all summer

Oregano in a terra cotta container
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow and Use Oregano in Your Garden


Try a fresh variation on citrus-rich mojo with this tasty oregano marinade recipe

A basket of different kinds of mushrooms.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Mushrooms


Whether you eat them fresh or cooked, mushrooms are delicious and fun to grow

Summer vegetables in a garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

10-Minute Ideas for Vegetable Gardening


Follow for quick tips for successful vegetable gardening now

Ears of corn in a crate in a garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Corn


Learn how to grow a fresh summer favorite, sweet corn, in your vegetable garden

Cilantro in the garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Cilantro


Learn how to grow and care for cilantro, one of the easiest and most versatile herbs in your garden
A garden planted with lettuces, kale and other leafy greens.
PROJECT GUIDE

Tips for Amending Problem Soils


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Improve your soil with compost and other organic materials to help flowers and veggies thrive
Stake a Tree
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Stake a Tree


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Keep young trees growing strong by staking them
Green vegetables in a raised garden bed
INSPIRATION GUIDE

3 Tips for an Organic Garden


Organic gardening techniques are key to an abundant garden
Ripe tomatoes on the vine
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Starting Tomatoes Indoors


For the earliest and the freshest tomatoes this summer, grow your plants from seeds
Gardener plants lettuce seedlings
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Start a Fall Salad Garden


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Fall's cooler temperatures are perfect for growing salad greens
Lettuce seedlings growing in a hanging basket
PROJECT GUIDE

DIY Hanging Lettuce Planter


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Grow tasty lettuce leaves for salad in a DIY hanging basket
Three planters filled with succulents on a tabletop.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Best Succulents for Your Garden


If you’re a gardener without much room or time, succulents are the plants for you
A person wearing garden gloves planting an edible plant in a raised garden bed.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Grow fresh edibles in a raised garden bed conveniently in your own yard
Gardener tends vegetables in raised garden bed
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Maintain a Raised Garden Bed


Growing in raised beds will elevate your vegetable garden
Yellow bell peppers growing on the vine
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Peppers


Easier to grow than tomatoes, peppers are a perfect edible for the beginner gardener
Basil plants in the garden
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Grow Basil


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to grow basil, a popular herb, to make pesto and add flavor to your favorite dishes
A hanging planter wall with terra cotta pots.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Make a Planter Wall


Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

Create a floating planter display to showcase your favorite small plants
Red cherry tomatoes on the vine
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Plant Tomatoes Early


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Get a head start on homegrown tomato season by growing extra-early tomatoes in containers
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