Vegetables

Vegetables tend to be one of the most rewarding and favorite crops for the outdoor gardener. This section of the site focuses on growing vegetables from seeds to harvest.

Here you will find tips for all kinds of vegetables, including lettuce, tomatoes (which are technically fruits!), snow peas, and more.

We love growing all kinds of neat plants in our garden, so you’ll even find a few unexpected stories – like How to Grow a Popcorn Plant from Seed!

Find out tips and follow our adventures in zone 6 vegetable gardening here in Pennsylvania. As always, share with us any tips on growing veggies as well as any requests for your burning garden questions!

Broccoli Companion Plants – What to Grow Near Broccoli (And What to Avoid)
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Broccoli Companion Plants – What to Grow Near Broccoli (And What to Avoid)

Growing a vegetable garden takes a little bit of planning and a lot of care. Consider finding broccoli companion plants to increase the chances of a successful crop this year. Brassicas in general prove to be a challenging type of crop in our garden here in PA zone 6b. To date, when trying to grow…

Asparagus Companion Plants – What to Plant (and What to Avoid)
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Asparagus Companion Plants – What to Plant (and What to Avoid)

As a perennial vegetable, asparagus is a convenient crop to grow. Plant it once and well cared-for asparagus crowns can live and produce for decades! Sounds good, right?! Now let’s find some asparagus companion plants to make the most of your garden space. Since asparagus crowns stay in place and the ferns and spears come…

Lettuce Companion Plants: What to Grow Near Lettuce
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Lettuce Companion Plants: What to Grow Near Lettuce

Lettuce plants in the garden don’t tend to take up much room and they’re great for sticking in small, unfilled spaces. Consider the best lettuce companion plants to make the most of your gardening spaces. Create a salad garden with different lettuces and a variety of plants that grow well together with lettuce. Start early,…

Planting Carrot Seeds – How to Grow Crunchy Carrots from Seed
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Planting Carrot Seeds – How to Grow Crunchy Carrots from Seed

Hey, not sure if you’ve noticed, but it’s time to get started with your cool weather veggies! Planting carrot seeds outside couldn’t be much easier! Try these tips on how to plant carrot seeds outside in the garden. Growing carrots from seed takes only a few moments and it is totally worth getting your kids…