Vegetables

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!

The husks on small, under-developed ear of corn is under-are pulled back, displaying a brown, misshapen end of the cob.

Vegetables

11 Corn-Growing Problems You Might Face

Who doesn’t love fresh corn straight from the field? Well, you’re not the only one. Corn is a global staple on the dinner table this time of the year, but it’s also a favorite among many pests and critters. Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she explores common corn-growing problems and troubleshoots ways to avoid them.

A close-up of a yellow squash sitting on the ground in a garden. The squash is about 10 inches long and has smooth, vibrant yellow skin. The squash is sitting on a bed of dark brown soil and a few green leaves and stalks are visible in the background.

Vegetables

Are Volunteer Squash Safe to Eat?

It’s the time of year when you notice volunteer squash popping up in your garden or your compost pile. Before you cut it up and throw it on a kabob skewer, let’s discuss whether they are safe to eat. Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she investigates.

a small brassica seedling is bulking up for a fall harvest.

Vegetables

Sow These 19 Seeds With Us In September!

The milder days of September are the perfect time to sow fall and winter crops. If you want summer’s delicious harvests to continue into the cold months, check out what you can plant now to extend your season. Here are some of the seeds the Epic crew and friends are planting this September!

The tip of a small paint brush gathers pollen from a blooming yellow tomato plant.

Vegetables

How to Hand Pollinate Tomatoes in Your Garden

Tomatoes are among the most popular and exciting vegetables to grow in your garden, but what should you do when your plants are only producing flowers and no fruits? These juicy red (or orange, yellow, or purple) fruits require pollination from wind and bees, or in some cases, humans. If your tomato plants are dropping flowers or failing to produce fruit, you may need to hand-pollinate them to ensure you grow a harvestable yield.

A white radish root topped with fresh green leaves is ready to be harvested from the garden bed.

Vegetables

17 Vegetables to Plant Right Now for a Fall Harvest

Amid the summer heat, it’s hard to think about growing fall vegetables. But if you want a bountiful fall harvest, late summer is the time to start planning and planting! In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares 17 vegetables you can plant in late summer to enjoy this fall.

Emerging seedlings thrive within the embrace of rich brown soil, cradled by repurposed eggshells. Nestled within an orderly egg tray, these nascent plants await their journey to the world. A backdrop of blurred tray hints at the garden's bustling anticipation.

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Are Eggshells Good or Bad for Tomatoes?

From coffee grounds to banana peels to tea bags, there are many strange gardening hacks circulating the internet. Purportedly, adding these household materials to your garden soil can improve plant growth. Many sources recommend adding eggshells to tomato plants for a fertilizer boost. Is this claim backed by science or is it an urban soil myth?

fall garlic varieties

Vegetables

13 Varieties of Garlic to Plant This Fall

Garlic is often a secondary character in the kitchen, but it’s bound to become the star of the show when growing your own. Gardening expert Madison Moulton discusses 13 garlic varieties you can plant in your garden this fall.

Different varieties of colorful tomatoes

Vegetables

Types of Tomatoes and Their Classifications

Looking to learn a lot more about the different types of tomatoes and their classifications? Tomatoes have a few different classes, which help or inhibit their growth, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Logan Hailey looks at the different types of tomatoes, and their classifications.