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Growing your own food can be a very rewarding experience. Whether you're looking to start simple with some lettuce and tomatoes for salads or you want a gourmet kitchen garden, growing vegetables isn't that hard.

Vegetables can be grown in the ground, in raised garden beds, in containers, and even mixed into garden beds and borders. Some gardeners choose to grow from seed, while others prefer to purchase young plants—find the method that works best for you.

Vegetable gardens can also be beautiful—arrange your plants in patterns or rows that are pleasing, use decorative containers, or mix vegetables and flowers. This not only creates a visually attractive garden, but it encourages pollinators to visit, thus producing a higher yield of vegetables.

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Download our PDF Vegetable Garden Planting Guide.


Start your veggie garden off right by learning the basics of growing vegetables and herbs at home.


Discover practical and stylish ways to design your vegetable garden, whether you're growing in-ground, or in containers, raised beds, or a fully enclosed critter-resistant space.


The best vegetables to grow are ones that you and your family eat regularly or those that may be hard to get. We have some suggestions of what (and how) to grow some popular choices, and well as fresh-from-the-garden recipes.


Learn from the pros in these recommended vegetable gardening books.

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