Because they're easy to grow, tomatoes are the most common backyard garden crop. There are thousands of varieties, including beefsteak, plum, and small-size cherry, grape, and pear tomatoes; all are at their most flavorful in late summer.
Creating the right conditions for vegetables -- rich, healthy soil, plant diversity, and regular watering, weeding, and mulching -- helps to discourage pests and diseases. Use our grow guide to ensure perfect produce all season.
While it may not be the most glamorous aspect of gardening, maintenance is essential. Make gardening chores a little easier with our invaluable tips for weeding, watering, and everything else that makes your garden grow.
Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements, and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds.