Grow Leaf Lettuce: Harvest Beautiful, Nutritious Salads from Your Own Backyard

Several varieties of leaf lettuce growing in wooden raised garden beds in the foreground, with onions topped with green growing in the background.

Leaf lettuce is one of the easiest and most satisfying edibles to grow. Quick to germinate and mature, you can harvest leaves as soon as they’re large enough and go back for more as needed. Beautiful, nutritious salads freshly harvested from your own backyard will make you feel like a gardening pro. Read more now.

Plant Green Beans and You’ll Feel like a Gardening Pro

A large number of freshly picked green beans have been placed into a pile on an old, rustic looking table. The vegetables are topped with a few of the leaves and flowers of the plant they were picked from.

Green beans are the way to go if you need a win this garden season. They are quick to germinate and, depending on the variety, mature within two months. This means you can sow seeds repeatedly, well into the growing season, for multiple harvests. Want to learn how to grow your own? Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Plant and Grow Eggplant in Your Vegetable Garden

A collection of various cultivars of eggplant fruit on a wooden table.

Eggplant will win you over with its array of colors and versatility in the kitchen. Native to Asia and in cultivation for thousands of years, this long-season, heat-loving annual is now enjoyed all over the world. Read more now.

A Bounty Worth Sharing: How to Grow Hot Peppers

Two bright red chilies protruding out from the plant that bears them. These ripe chilies are ready to be picked and eaten. The plant that bears them is starting to fade to brown where the stems are attached. The chilies are growing in a flower pot, as can be seen in the background. There is also mowed grass and a sidewalk suggesting the plant resides in someone's backyard.

Spice up your meals with colorful homegrown hot peppers such as cayenne, jalapeño, and pequin, while making friends with your neighbors at the same time. Check out our complete planting and care guide for growing both mild and tongue-tingling chilies now at Gardener’s Path, and soon you’ll be picking your own peppers.

6 Best Types of Kale for Cold Climates

Frost on cold-hearty Lacinato kale on a cold morning. | GardenersPath.com

Kale can do very well in the coldest temperatures. See which varieties are best-suited for late fall and early winter gardens. Get growing tips for a longer harvest in our cold-weather kale growing guide on Gardener’s Path.

Planning and Planting Your First Vegetable Garden

Get started in the veggie patch with these tips. | Gardenerspath.com

If you’re new to the world of vegetable gardening, you’re in for a treat! Fresh veggies have a flavor that can’t be beat, and they’re healthy and nutritious. Plus, growing your own is friendly on the budget, and gardening is an excellent way to reduce stress. Learn all about these positive benefits right here on Gardener’s Path.

Great Tips: A Grower’s Guide to Asparagus

Asparagus Tips | GardenersPath.com

Tired of seeing annual vegetables come and go? Then it’s time to plant asparagus in your gardening corner of the world! With the right care and less maintenance than most other crops, a couple years of patience will bring up asparagus spears each spring for years and years. Find your complete guide to growing the perennial right here, at Gardener’s Path.

The Jerusalem Artichoke: A Healthful Food and Flower for Your Garden

Handful of Jerusalem Artichokes | Gardenerspath.com

In spite of the name, no, this isn’t really an artichoke! Instead, sunchokes are a close relative of the sunflower, and the plant looks quite a bit like it, too. Read on for all you need to know about this bright, tasty, and easy-to-grow flower, plus some tips for mastering the preparation of these delicious tubers the French way, and even its potential health benefits. Check it out on Gardener’s Path now!

Planting Vine-Based Vegetables

Planting Vin- Based Vegetables | GardenersPath.com

Looking to plant some melons, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, or other vine based vegetables in your garden? Want to maximize the space your small plot? Read our guide to find out what you need to do.

How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Growing Vegetables in Containers | GardenersPath.com

Don’t have enough space for a full-sized vegetable patch? You can still enjoy homegrown produce by growing a garden in containers, on your patio or balcony.