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Vegetable Gardening Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Vegetable Gardening.

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Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top? The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead." Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri...  Read more

Tune In to a Healthier You

 How often do you come home from a hard day, only to plop on the couch and "relax" in front of the TV? If you find it hard to escape the sights and sounds of the tube, or if watching your favorite show turns into more wasted hours than...  Read more

A Getting-Started Guide to CSAs

If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, season...  Read more

How do I get Vegetable/Fruit Tracker to update?
Updated 9/13/2014 11:18:16 PM

Hi...I have the 5 Fruits/Vegetables tracker on my start page but I can't get it to update like my 8 glasses of water tracker...help!!! 38 38 38 38 38 38...  Read more

Vegetables for breakfast
Updated 8/13/2014 7:32:02 PM

I want to really try to eat 5 servings a day of fruits and veggies (at least). I realized tonight that I do start the day eating right, but I blow it later on. And, I usually plan to eat my veggies with my dinner, with the exception of salads for lu...  Read more

Fruit or Vegetable
Updated 8/26/2014 12:42:33 PM

The next fruit or vegetable starts with the last letter of the last item. Here goes: tangerine 247...  Read more

At least one vegetable per day
Updated 9/16/2014 10:53:25 PM

I thought since we are tracking a piece of fruit per day, then we should also not which vegetable(s) we eat each day. After all, we need 5 servings of fruits/vegetables daily....  Read more

What is a "serving size" for vegetables?
Updated 6/30/2014 8:47:20 AM

I just read an online article (Huffington Post, I think) that says 7-8 servings of vegetables per day will enhance health in measurable ways. I don't doubt the overall idea that vegetables have health benefits, but is there a "standard amount" (...  Read more

Vegetable garden

Growing your own vegetable garden forces you to eat more vegetables....I have cucumbers and tomatoes growing everywhere! 258...  Read more

Toddler Tip~~ Grow A Vegetable Garden and They'll eat "em!!!

We have had a vegetable garden even before our toddler was born! The BEST tastes of summer come from the garden,whether it be fruit or veggies! When our toddler turned two, we gave him some fresh strawberries from the garden and he was hooked on frui...  Read more

Gardening

Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy!...  Read more

Poll: Do Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens Offend You?

A married couple in Montreal wanted to improve their health, so they planted a vegetable garden (picture at left is a stock photo, not their garden). By growing their own cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, onions and Brussels sprouts (among other...  Read more

The First Lady's Agenda: Healthy Living

Historically, first ladies have had their own agendas and things they want to promote while their husbands are in office. For example, Laura Bush championed America's libraries and Hilary Clinton focused on health care reform. One of Michelle Obama...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Friday, May 23, 2014 I read this article today....It's great. I bought my first home 10 years ago. I decided to have a garden. Not a big garden but just enough for myself (since I live alone). I've learned a lot since that first garden. I built...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

I read this article today....It's great. I bought my first home 10 years ago. I decided to have a garden. Not a big garden but just enough for myself (since I live alone). I've learned a lot since that first garden. I built a raised garden. I didn't...  Read more