Vegetable Garden Ideas
There are few things more satisfying than growing your own food. However, maintainging a vegetable garden isn't exactly the easiest -- strawberries can be shy, lettuce tends to be a little stingy at first, and tomatoes? Those are feast or famine. Whatever it is you are growing, here are some vegetable garden ideas to gobble up.
Martha's Vegetable Garden Tips
A passionate and accomplished gardener, Martha shares her tried-and-true tips for a successful vegetable garden, from seed starting to spacing plants.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
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How to Start a Vegetable GardenRyan tells us about some of his favorite memories growing up gardening along side his dad and grandmother. Ryan demonstrates how he starts some of Martha’s tomato seeds in a planting tray with potting soil.
Planning a Vegetable GardenGood planning is imperative to the success of a vegetable garden.
Vegetable Garden MaintenanceMartha gives you a look at her organic vegetable garden, and shares some tips for garden maintenance.
City Vegetable GardenLucinda Scala Quinn grows tomatoes, fresh herbs, and peppers on her terrace in the city.
How to Plan a Decorative Vegetable GardenMartha Stewart plots her garden on paper before heading into the garden and marking out the beds and paths.
Small-Scale Vegetable GardensMartha Stewart interviews actor Aidan Quinn and they plant small-scale vegetable gardens suitable for terraces.Post
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How to Plant Potatoes
Potatoes are delicious and easy to grow. Just follow this 3-step process.Post
This Countertop Nanofarm is About to Grow All Your Vegetables for You
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A Garden Grows, and Remains, at the White House
With a new president soon to take office, what will happen to First Lady Michelle Obama's vegetable garden? Don't fret, she's making sure it sticks around as a first family tradition.Post
Kids Who Learn to Garden Eat More Fruits and Veggies
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Eileen Rockefeller on Living Off the Land
Here, a Vermont couple share their wisdom on growing farm-fresh food to enjoy year-round.Gallery
Secrets of Growing Farm-Fresh Food
Eileen Rockefeller shares a few tips from the farm she lives on (and lives off of!).Video
Indoor Seed StartingMartha and her head gardener Ryan McCallister get ready for spring in the Bedford Farm greenhouse -- and show you all you need to know about indoor seed starting.Post
Teaching Kids to Start an Egg-Carton Edible Garden
Looking for an easy weekend project for kids to kick off spring? Gather some egg cartons, and get growing! Beth Beckman of Lil Kid Big City, and Sandra Velez of SV & Co., show us how to make organic food grow from recycled containers, no matter where you live!Post
A Container Vegetable Garden Anybody Can Grow Anywhere
Homegrown vegetables are within reach, literally, even if you are crammed for time and space. There are tasty and vitamin-rich varieties that are especially bred to thrive in pots, putting fresh food right at your finger tips. Take a few pots, a healthy growing medium, a bit of sunlight, some seeds or seedlings, and you have a recipe for your own container vegetable garden.Gallery
How to Grow a Successful Container Vegetable Garden
Container vegetables are a good idea even if you have the land for a growing -- you run a lower risk of problems like pests, poor drainage, and soil-born diseases. Here are a few tips that will help guarantee success.Gallery
What to Grow in Your Balcony Vegetable Garden
Because not all plants actually play well together, having the right combination of plants will ensure a thriving, fruitful garden.Gallery
Winter Vegetables: 7 Plants That Don't Get Bothered by the Cold
Not all vegetables are destined to be grown as cold-weather crops, but a select several thrive through brisk bouts of ice and snow. Come frost or frigid forecasts, these cold-weather vegetable crops will persevere for a healthy harvest.Gallery
Fall Vegetables You Can Grow (Successfully!) Late in the Season
Autumn's beautiful bounty of culinary crops may commonly yield their harvest in September and October, but there is no need to set aside your gardening gear just yet. Senior garden editor Todd Carr reveals the quickest crops to cultivate for a full fall harvest.Feature
A Tour of Martha's Vegetable Garden
Who doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous flowers all summer long? But a gal's got to eat. So it's not surprising that the first garden Martha set to work on when she bought her Bedford home, Cantitoe Corners, in 2001, was her vegetable garden. The garden, next to the greenhouse and just a quick stroll from the house, has come into its glory. Of course, the bounty, which ranges from early peas to fall's Brussels sprouts, didn't come without effort. The soil has been amended with compost and minerals, and the garden has been enclosed with a 7-foot-tall fence -- because Martha isn't the only local who appreciates a tender lettuce leaf.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
Every new gardener wants a thriving harvest. These easy-to-grow varieties, whose flavors range from hot to sweet, are a wise choice for a successful first-time garden.Video
How to Care for Cauliflower in a Vegetable GardenBlanching cauliflower plants in the vegetable garden is an important technique that enables the cauliflower to become that rich white color. It's a very simple process and will produce beautiful cauliflower in your garden.Video
Tips for Planting Vegetables in Late SummerThere are two techniques for seeding the vegetable garden that will produce a great harvest. Ryan McCallister shows both traditional row seeding for planting carrots and broadcast seeding to grow lettuce.