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Backyard Vegetable Garden Ideas

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Discover new methods for growing your own vegetables with these backyard vegetable garden ideas and tips.

Few things are more satisfying than walking through the garden on a summer day and plucking a sun-ripened tomato from the vine to enjoy the warm, juicy burst of flavor on your tongue or harvesting fresh ingredients for a homemade, homegrown supper. It doesn’t get fresher or more flavorful than that!

Vegetable garden ideas

Plus, there is an unparalleled joy in growing your own food. Even working in the garden can bring satisfaction, from tucking seeds and transplants into warm soil to cathartically pulling weeds.

Backyard Vegetable Garden Ideas

Check out the posts below to learn how to grow a lush, productive vegetable garden, as well as how to preserve the produce you harvest. Whether you’re just getting started or have been gardening for years, there’s always something new to discover about vegetable gardening.

Beginner vegetable gardening

Ready to grow your own vegetables but not sure where to start? These beginner guides provide tips and inspiration to give you the confidence to dig in!

Vegetable gardening methods

A step up from the beginner guides, these posts explain specific methods to implement in your garden. Try starting seeds or even producing vegetables in the winter, or learn how to successfully grow an organic vegetable garden.

Vegetable gardening design ideas

While straight, parallel rows are popular for a reason, there are also many other excellent ways to design a vegetable garden. Learn how to design a garden that fits your space, needs, and desires.

Container vegetable gardening

Don’t have space for a garden? You can still grow a remarkable number of vegetables on your porch, deck, or patio! Check out these guides on container vegetable gardening to learn how.

Raised bed vegetable gardening

There are many benefits to raised beds, including space efficiency, appearance, and reduced back pain. Read more about the numerous benefits and how to grow a successful raised bed garden below.

Guides to growing vegetables

Each type of plant has its own unique growing requirements. These guides walk you through how to plant, care for, and harvest specific vegetables.

How to grow root vegetables

We’ve separated root vegetables into their own category here. Check out these articles for tips on successfully growing delicious onions, potatoes, carrots, and more.

Vegetable pests

Despite the many joys of gardening, there are always pests to contend with. From tiny flea beetles to devouring deer, learn how to control the pests that can plague your produce.

Vegetable diseases and problems

Why are there spots on those leaves, or lesions on those vegetables? The guides below discuss the ailments of various vegetable plants and how to identify, treat, and prevent them.

How to make compost for a vegetable garden

Vegetables need food, too! Check out these posts for information on how to make or buy rich, beautiful black gold — aka compost — for healthy, happy plants.

How to freeze vegetables

Freezing is a quick, excellent way to preserve many of the vegetables from the garden. Learn how to pack your freezer with fresh produce by browsing the articles below.

How to preserve the harvest

You planted the seeds, nurtured the plants, and fought pests and weeds, and now your kitchen counter has disappeared under a mound of veggies! Check out these posts for ideas and tips on how to preserve your bountiful harvest.

Weed control

It often seems that if you turn around for just a second, weeds will spring up and take over every garden bed and path. Here are our tips for controlling those pesky weeds in the vegetable garden.

Vegetable gardening books

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Growing Vegetables at HomeVegetable Gardening for BeginnersAmazon buy buttonAll New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully UpdatedAll New Square Foot GardeningAmazon buy button

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