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Vegetables at Farmers Market

Vegetables and Herbs Information

Homegrown vegetables and herbs harvested at their peak are hard to beat for freshness, quality and taste. Most require at least six hours of direct sun. Get more information about growing vegetables and herbs at Yard and Garden Online.

Planning a garden?
Available sunlight, soil type, and location in the landscape are all factors to consider when deciding where to put a vegetable garden. Check the list of suggested vegetable varieties and planting times before planting and don't forget to Plant a Row for the Hungry.

Have limited space?
Intensive gardening techniques, such as interplanting and succession planting, can help you make the most of your small plot vegetable garden. Several vegetables and herbs, including basil, also can be grown in containers.