Vegetable gardening is one of the most satisfying things on the planet. Learn how to maximize your veggie garden this year and for the future!

Close-up of a gardener with blue pruning shears preparing to prune a squash plant with large green foliage and oblong light green fruits.


How to Prune Squash Plants for Bigger, Better Yields

Many vining plants benefit from pruning, and squash is no exception! If you want to maximize your yields, consider pruning these rambling vines for increased pollination, airflow, and squash production. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how to prune the simple way.

Green celery plants stretch towards the sky; their stalks swaying gently in the warm sunlight.


5 Tips For Growing Celery in Raised Beds

Celery is an easy vegetable with the right care. It has more needs than your typical plant, but the rewards of a crunchy home-grown crop are worth it. These five tips from veggie gardener Jerad Bryant will have you harvesting bunches of celery in no time from your raised beds.

The eggplant plant is one of the vegetables that can be planted in July, features broad, slightly fuzzy green leaves and produces glossy, purple, oval-shaped fruits.


23 Vegetables and Companion Plants You Can Plant in July

Spring is not the only time to plant a garden! Early summer plantings are key to abundant fall harvests. The crops you plant in July can yield throughout late summer and autumn. In this article, former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains the best vegetables to plant this month!

Clusters of peppers in varying shades of red and green, hang from a plant adorned with lush green leaves.


Don’t Make These 7 Pepper-Growing Mistakes This Year

Peppers are a favorite summer crop because of their deliciousness, easy care, and forgiving nature. Meeting a few of their key cultural requirements means peppers are happy to perform amid the summer heat. Join gardening expert Katherine Rowe in avoiding common pepper-growing mistakes for this year's best yield.

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How Much Sun Do Cucumbers Need?

If you want to enjoy crunchy, homegrown cucumbers this summer, make sure to provide your plants with enough sun! Join farmer Briana Yablonski to learn how much sun cucumbers need to thrive.

Pepper seedlings in a raised bed display delicate stems with smooth, oval-shaped leaves growing in pairs along the stem, highlighting the significance of adequate pepper spacing for optimal growth and airflow between plants.


How Far Apart Should You Space Pepper Plants?

Planting a garden full of peppers? You may be wondering how many you can fit in one space. Pepper plants need a bit of space to thrive and grow fruit. Read on alongside pepper grower Jerad Bryant and learn how much legroom they need.

A wooden raised bed contains vibrant pepper plants with lush foliage, showcasing healthy growth in a garden setting.


How to Grow Peppers in Raised Beds for an Abundant Harvest

Rainbows of peppers could be just months away if you plant them in raised beds in late spring. This warm-weather crop thrives with well-drained soil, full sun, and some secret maintenance tips that will multiply your harvests. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how to grow abundant peppers in a raised garden bed.

A cluster of green and brown tomatoes dangle from a vine, surrounded by leaves in the blurred background.


7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Vine Ripen Your Tomatoes

Everyone thinks that tomatoes must be vine-ripened to taste the best, but plucking them before peak redness can actually yield better quality fruits. Garden expert Logan Hailey explains why you shouldn’t vine-ripen your tomatoes and how to find the “sweet spot” for harvest timing.

The shishito pepper plant features slender, wrinkled green peppers hanging from lush, bushy foliage with broad, glossy green leaves.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Shishito Peppers

Mild, wrinkled, and incredibly flavorful, ‘Shishito’ peppers are growing into mainstays of American cuisine. One specimen produces dozens of wrinkly chile peppers on a compact plant, making it a perfect choice for gardens big and small. Learn how to nurture this variety alongside seasoned pepper gardener Jerad Bryant.