Vegetable Garden 101

Vegetable gardening is a great way to add variety and nutrients to your diet, both nutritionally and aesthetically. Vegetable gardens add a lot of curb appeal to any yard, especially in front of your house. There are many different types of vegetables you can grow, so you should be able to find something to suit your taste, whether its hearty herbs and spices or sweet carrots. Here are some tips to get you started with vegetable gardening.


Vegetable gardens have long been a major source of nutrition for the people of many cultures. Vegetable gardening is still a valid form of animal husbandry throughout much of the world, though most farmers now use more genetically modified crops to increase yields. Vegetable gardening is a broad term that includes a lot of different techniques and practices. Basically, vegetable farming is the cultivation of various vegetables to provide plant material as food or for other purposes.

Fruits and vegetables are the most popular vegetable crops grown in the United States. The word “fruits” refers to any type of edible fruit, such as an apple, pomegranate, melon, mango, or any other form of fruit. The word “vegetable” refers to any form of plant usually eaten as food, including peppers, squash, eggplant, spinach, kale, and cucumbers.

In the eastern part of the United States, two-thirds of the food supply is provided by vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are most popular in the southern part of the U.S., while western Pennsylvania and Maryland are the most densely populated states with a large number of potato farmers. According to the USDA, nine out of every ten Americans consumes some form of vegetable or fruit at least monthly. Most vegetables are grown in the southern United States, while nearly all fruits are grown in the northern part of the country.

Tomatoes rank first in the list of most popular vegetables in the United States followed by potatoes, peas, corn, lettuce, broccoli, and green beans. As far as fruits go, apples, oranges, grapefruit, peach, kiwi, plum, pineapple, and banana rank first, followed by oranges, peach, kiwi, banana, strawberry, and grapes. Although most produce from a single plant, there are many plants commonly found in gardens and yards throughout the United States that make up a large part of the vegetable and fruit market.

Vegetable gardens have been a popular pastime for many years throughout the world. In recent years however, many people have begun eating more cooked food than they have ever eaten before, and one of the most popular vegetable products eaten today is vegetable soup. Regardless of which vegetables you like the most or what kind of fruit you enjoy most, hopefully this article has given you some insight into a healthy way of eating.