Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

  • ‘Pink Accordion’ tomato

    19 best heirloom plants

    Time-tested edibles give you a world of diversity in your own backyard––and delicious flavors on your table

Your perfect tomato

Planting warm-season crops

Summer crops include snap beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, peppers, tomatoes, and squash

Greens you'll love to grow

Planting cool-season crops

For best results, grow these crops to maturity in cool weather

An artful garden

8 best crops for a potager

For a complete kitchen garden, here are the top crops to plant

Potato tower

How to grow potatoes in towers

Sunset's Johanna Silver shows how to get a great potato harvest from the coolest planters yet

Nopal

8 global crops for your edible garden

Goodbye, peas and carrots—try growing these unusual, and lesser-known, vegetables

Citrus gardeners

7 best citrus trees to grow

When life gives you lemons, do what one Orange County couple does: Make Meyer lemonade for the neighbors

The Best Fruits to Plant Now

The best fruits to plant in cold weather

Plant these fruits in cold weather to harvest a pesticide-free bounty from your garden

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