Learn How to Grow a Vegetable Garden
Grow Your Own Food With Our Step-by-Step Series
Interesting in learning how to start vegetable gardening? Welcome to our step-by-step series! Click on the articles below to learn about growing your favorite vegetables—from how to get started through harvesting your bounty!
Think of this series as a “Gardening 101” masterclass with your trusted Almanac gardening experts as your teachers. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been helping millions of gardeners grow their own food since 1792. We are passionate gardeners and we’re on a mission to bring “gardening for everyone!” This is why the entire series is free to anyone who is ready to discover the joys of gardening!
The Basics of Planting and Growing a Vegetable Garden
7 Things to Consider When Starting a New Garden
What gardening tools do you really need? Our short list!
Planning For a Garden
Which Type of Garden Is Right For Your Space?
Tips for Improving Your Garden's Soil Quality
List of seed catalogs for flowers, bulbs, vegetables, fruit, & more
Free Layouts for Raised Beds, Square-Foot Gardens & More
Try Growing These Easy Veggies Yourself!
Planting a Garden
How and When to Transplant Outdoors to The Garden
All About How to Start Vegetable Seeds Inside
Preparing Seedlings for Transplant by Hardening Them Off
How to Direct-Sow Seeds Outdoors
Plant Growing and Care
How often should a garden be watered?
Learn All About Using Fertilizer in the Garden
Learn How to Mulch Your Garden in Fall, Winter, and Spring
Weed Control Techniques
Identifying and Controlling Common Lawn and Garden Weeds
Harvesting and Storing Vegetables
Which Type of Root Cellar is Right for You?
When is produce ripe and ready to harvest?
How to Properly Store Home-Grown Fruit and Vegetables
End of Season Gardening
Cleaning The Garden In Autumn
Protect your garden from frosts, pests, & more
How to Winterize and Protect Your Garden