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!

Cucumber Companion Plants – What to Grow Nearby (and Not!)
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Cucumber Companion Plants – What to Grow Nearby (and Not!)

Cucumbers tend to be a favorite garden plant to grow for lots of people. Fresh and crunchy, it’s great to have a healthy crop. In trying to optimize my garden layouts, I started looking for cucumber companion plants – what grows best near cucumbers! I know I would not be the only gardener to find…

Growing Broccoli from Seed – Tips on Starting Broccoli Indoors
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Growing Broccoli from Seed – Tips on Starting Broccoli Indoors

Growing broccoli from seed indoors gives you a jump start on its long growing season. This cool-weather crop is delicious raw or cooked and it starts readily from seed. Starting broccoli indoors is worth a try, especially if you’re planting other seeds as well. It only takes a few moments to plant broccoli seeds. I’ve…

Growing Pole Beans & Green Beans – Starting Beans Indoors
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Growing Pole Beans & Green Beans – Starting Beans Indoors

Green beans are one of our family’s favorite vegetables. Recently, I made the switch from growing bush beans to growing pole beans. It just made so much more sense to grow vertically and maximize our garden space. Starting beans indoors is a longtime tradition for our gardens for year and years now. Beans are also…