Learn to Garden: Vegetable Gardening | Almanac.com

Learn How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook

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!

Getting Started

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? Here's our short list!

Planning For a Garden

What's the difference in these gardening methods?

Tips for Improving Your Garden's Soil Quality

Online places to buy seeds and plants

Try Growing These Easy Veggies Yourself!

Planting a Garden

Tips for Transplanting Seedlings Outdoors in the Garden

A Guide to Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

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

Identifying and Controlling 13 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

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook