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Prev View all Next × Prev View all Next Prev View all Next Popular In Vegetables How to Build a Raised Garden Bed Grow a Vegetable Garden in Raised Beds Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start Our Guide to Growing Ribbon-Worthy Heirloom Tomatoes Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Slicing Tomatoes Also known as beefsteak tomatoes, this group of tomatoes produces medium to large fruits that are often sliced for topping burgers and sandwiches, and is one of the top 10 must-grow plants. Often red but also available in yellow and green varieties, slicers tend to be disease-resistant and easy to grow. Some of the most popular slicers include ‘Better Boy’ and ‘Celebrity’. Several heirloom tomatoes are also excellent slicers. ‘Brandywine’ is a pink-skin heirloom with soft flesh and full flavor. Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. Check out these fun ideas for growing tomatoes. 2 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Small-Fruited Tomatoes These bite-size tomatoes are packed with flavor and sweet tomato juice, making them a great top 10 must-grow plant. Available in shades of red and yellow, small-fruited tomatoes are often very prolific. One plant can produce several pounds of fruit from midsummer until frost. Try ‘Yellow Pear,’ ‘Super Sweet 100,’ and ‘Juliet.’ Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. Get tips for growing healthy tomatoes. Learn how to grow a delicious salsa garden. 3 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Sweet Peppers Sweet peppers come in all shapes and sizes. Bell peppers are the most popular garden variety of sweet peppers, and are an easy, top 10 must-grow plant. Left to ripen, they turn red, purple, orange, or yellow and contain various amounts of sugar depending on the variety. Green bell peppers are the most common. Try ‘California Wonder’ or ‘Purple Beauty.’ Paler green and yellow elongated sweet pepper varieties often have a more intense flavor. Because peppers require a long, hot growing season, in cool regions or areas with short growing seasons, they may never develop their ripe color. Try ‘Sweet Banana’. Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. Grow vegetables in containers! 4 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Hot Peppers The heat of hot peppers intensifies as the peppers ripen. Chili peppers include Anaheims, anchos, jalapenos, cayenne, and habanero peppers, among others. They ripen through a wide range of colors from yellow, orange, purple, and even brown. Some chili peppers turn bright red, which is more often an indication of ripeness than hotness. One plant will produce many peppers during a growing season, making them a great top 10 must-grow plant. Try ‘Early Jalapeno’ or ‘Kung Pao’. Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. 5 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Cucumbers A couple of cucumber plants will easily produce enough fruit for a family of four—you might even have some extra bounty to share with friends and neighbors, making them a great top 10 must-grow plant. Easy to grow and vigorous, cucumbers thrive in the heat of summer. Their trailing vines can sprawl across the garden, or they can be trained onto a sturdy trellis. Bush types are excellent for small-space gardens and containers. Try ‘Marketmore 76’ or ‘Salad Bush’. Cucumbers are easy to grow from seed planted in late spring after the last frost. Use cucumbers from your garden to create this yummy pickle recipe, check it out! 6 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Snow Peas Garden-fresh peas are the ultimate springtime treat, and so sweet it’s hard to pass them up as a top 10 must-grow plant. This cool-season crop thrives in cool, moist weather and can be planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Best eaten fresh, some peas convert as much as 40 percent of their sugar to starch in just a few hours in the refrigerator. Snow peas, and their close relative snap peas, are eaten whole—no time-consuming shelling required. Try ‘Dwarf Gray Sugar’. Snow peas are easy to grow from seed. See 16 delicious ways to serve fresh peas. 7 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Mesclun Mix The word “mesclun” is French and originally referred to a mixture of tender salad greens that were wild-harvested in early spring. Today mesclun is cultivated in gardens and containers to make harvesting perfectly tender baby looseleaf as easy as stepping out the door. Many flavor-rich mixes are available, making them a tasty addition to the top 10 must-grow plant list. Try a couple, and enjoy the variety of flavors. Mesclun is easy to grow from seed planted in early spring. See the top plants you can grow for homegrown salads. 8 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Spinach Scrumptious in a fresh salad and lovely in the garden, spinach is a top 10 must-grow plant for the edible landscape. Plant ribbons of spinach through a perennial border, or use it as a tiny, tidy hedge around a plot of early-season vegetables. Plant a late summer crop for harvest in fall. Try ‘Olympia’. Spinach is easy to grow from seed. Get tips for how to cook spinach. 9 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Basil Tomato’s perfect partner, basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow, making it a great top 10 must-grow plant. Add it to sauces, soups, and salads for a spicy, tangy flavor. The many varieties, from lime basil to Thai basil, have flavors ranging form citrusy to spicy with a touch of anise. Grow a few and explore the different tastes. Basil grows equally well in the garden and in containers, and its clean, long-lasting foliage makes it a great plant for the edible landscape, too. Try ‘Genovese’. It has spicy flavor. Basil is easy to grow from seed or transplants. Discover more easy-to-grow herbs. See the best herbs for container gardens. 10 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Beans Beans are some of the easiest vegetables to grow, and a wonderful addition to the top 10 must-grow plant list. Perfect for a first-time gardener or a child’s vegetable garden, beans quickly germinate and produce copious amounts of tasty treats. They are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes; some plants produce colorful flowers, pods, and seeds. From snap beans to edamame—you can grow them all. Try ‘Provider’: It is known for its fast growth. Beans are easy to grow from seed. 11 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow How to Build a Raised Garden Bed How to Build a Raised Garden Bed Raised garden beds have so many benefits and make growing any plant easier. Use these easy instructions for a DIY raised garden bed. Begin Slideshow » Related Grow a Vegetable Garden in Raised Beds Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start Our Guide to Growing Ribbon-Worthy Heirloom Tomatoes
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Common Garden Plants

Popular In Vegetables How to Build a Raised Garden Bed Grow a Vegetable Garden in Raised Beds Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start Our Guide to Growing Ribbon-Worthy Heirloom Tomatoes Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Slicing Tomatoes Also known as beefsteak tomatoes, this group of tomatoes produces medium to large fruits that are often sliced for topping burgers and sandwiches, and is one of the top 10 must-grow plants. Often red but also available in yellow and green varieties, slicers tend to be disease-resistant and easy to grow. Some of the most popular slicers include ‘Better Boy’ and ‘Celebrity’. Several heirloom tomatoes are also excellent slicers. ‘Brandywine’ is a pink-skin heirloom with soft flesh and full flavor. Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. Check out these fun ideas for growing tomatoes. 2 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Small-Fruited Tomatoes These bite-size tomatoes are packed with flavor and sweet tomato juice, making them a great top 10 must-grow plant. Available in shades of red and yellow, small-fruited tomatoes are often very prolific. One plant can produce several pounds of fruit from midsummer until frost. Try ‘Yellow Pear,’ ‘Super Sweet 100,’ and ‘Juliet.’ Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. Get tips for growing healthy tomatoes. Learn how to grow a delicious salsa garden. 3 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Sweet Peppers Sweet peppers come in all shapes and sizes. Bell peppers are the most popular garden variety of sweet peppers, and are an easy, top 10 must-grow plant. Left to ripen, they turn red, purple, orange, or yellow and contain various amounts of sugar depending on the variety. Green bell peppers are the most common. Try ‘California Wonder’ or ‘Purple Beauty.’ Paler green and yellow elongated sweet pepper varieties often have a more intense flavor. Because peppers require a long, hot growing season, in cool regions or areas with short growing seasons, they may never develop their ripe color. Try ‘Sweet Banana’. Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. Grow vegetables in containers! 4 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Hot Peppers The heat of hot peppers intensifies as the peppers ripen. Chili peppers include Anaheims, anchos, jalapenos, cayenne, and habanero peppers, among others. They ripen through a wide range of colors from yellow, orange, purple, and even brown. Some chili peppers turn bright red, which is more often an indication of ripeness than hotness. One plant will produce many peppers during a growing season, making them a great top 10 must-grow plant. Try ‘Early Jalapeno’ or ‘Kung Pao’. Get started with transplants from your local nursery or a mail-order source. 5 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Cucumbers A couple of cucumber plants will easily produce enough fruit for a family of four—you might even have some extra bounty to share with friends and neighbors, making them a great top 10 must-grow plant. Easy to grow and vigorous, cucumbers thrive in the heat of summer. Their trailing vines can sprawl across the garden, or they can be trained onto a sturdy trellis. Bush types are excellent for small-space gardens and containers. Try ‘Marketmore 76’ or ‘Salad Bush’. Cucumbers are easy to grow from seed planted in late spring after the last frost. Use cucumbers from your garden to create this yummy pickle recipe, check it out! 6 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Snow Peas Garden-fresh peas are the ultimate springtime treat, and so sweet it’s hard to pass them up as a top 10 must-grow plant. This cool-season crop thrives in cool, moist weather and can be planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Best eaten fresh, some peas convert as much as 40 percent of their sugar to starch in just a few hours in the refrigerator. Snow peas, and their close relative snap peas, are eaten whole—no time-consuming shelling required. Try ‘Dwarf Gray Sugar’. Snow peas are easy to grow from seed. See 16 delicious ways to serve fresh peas. 7 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Mesclun Mix The word “mesclun” is French and originally referred to a mixture of tender salad greens that were wild-harvested in early spring. Today mesclun is cultivated in gardens and containers to make harvesting perfectly tender baby looseleaf as easy as stepping out the door. Many flavor-rich mixes are available, making them a tasty addition to the top 10 must-grow plant list. Try a couple, and enjoy the variety of flavors. Mesclun is easy to grow from seed planted in early spring. See the top plants you can grow for homegrown salads. 8 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Spinach Scrumptious in a fresh salad and lovely in the garden, spinach is a top 10 must-grow plant for the edible landscape. Plant ribbons of spinach through a perennial border, or use it as a tiny, tidy hedge around a plot of early-season vegetables. Plant a late summer crop for harvest in fall. Try ‘Olympia’. Spinach is easy to grow from seed. Get tips for how to cook spinach. 9 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Basil Tomato’s perfect partner, basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow, making it a great top 10 must-grow plant. Add it to sauces, soups, and salads for a spicy, tangy flavor. The many varieties, from lime basil to Thai basil, have flavors ranging form citrusy to spicy with a touch of anise. Grow a few and explore the different tastes. Basil grows equally well in the garden and in containers, and its clean, long-lasting foliage makes it a great plant for the edible landscape, too. Try ‘Genovese’. It has spicy flavor. Basil is easy to grow from seed or transplants. Discover more easy-to-grow herbs. See the best herbs for container gardens. 10 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Beans Beans are some of the easiest vegetables to grow, and a wonderful addition to the top 10 must-grow plant list. Perfect for a first-time gardener or a child’s vegetable garden, beans quickly germinate and produce copious amounts of tasty treats. They are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes; some plants produce colorful flowers, pods, and seeds. From snap beans to edamame—you can grow them all. Try ‘Provider’: It is known for its fast growth. Beans are easy to grow from seed. 11 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow How to Build a Raised Garden Bed How to Build a Raised Garden Bed Raised garden beds have so many benefits and make growing any plant easier. Use these easy instructions for a DIY raised garden bed. Begin Slideshow » Related Grow a Vegetable Garden in Raised Beds Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start Our Guide to Growing Ribbon-Worthy Heirloom Tomatoes

Common Garden Plants

Common Garden Plants
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