How to Garden: Home Gardening Tips & Resources

Learn how to garden vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. Our gardening library features grow guides for individual plants, tips for maintaining your garden throughout the year, and everything else you’ll need to grow a thriving home garden.

How to Grow Cantaloupe

Our seed variety—Hale’s Best—is a 1923 Heirloom and is one of the best known, sweetest, and most productive of cantaloupe varieties. Our featured cantaloupe variety: Hale's Best Seed Cantaloupe: The Perfect Summer Snack Food While watermelon is...

How to Grow Peas

Peas are easy to grow and thrive in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, making them a popular choice among both new and experienced home gardeners.

How to Grow Nasturtium

Nasturtiums can add an interesting splash of color to the garden… and then you can eat them! The leaves and flowers of this pollinator-friendly plant are completely edible, with a delicious peppery taste.

Why Milkweed is so Important for Monarch Butterfly Survival

Planting milkweed and creating sanctuary habitats for Monarch butterflies is critical in preserving this beautiful species. By taking action to support milkweed and Monarch butterflies, we can make a difference in their conservation and contribute to the biodiversity of native plants across the country.

How to Grow Pumpkins

If you’re looking to grow a Great Pumpkin of your very own, look no further than our Jack O’Lantern heirloom seeds! This variety produces plump, delicious pumpkins with a classic, perfect-for-carving Halloween look.

5 Great Good-Things-to-Grow Gifts for Mom

Great gifts for Mom- 5 great ideas for gardening gifts.

How to Grow Carrots

One of the most popular root vegetables, carrots take a little time to grow, but come packed with important vitamins and nutrients.

How Can Gardeners Help Save the Butterflies?

The appearance of butterflies in spring and summer elicits universal delight. With their delicate wings and varied colors and intricate markings, along with their seemingly capricious flight paths, they are a never-ending source of fascination and...

3 Simple Steps to Winterizing your Compost

Final cool-weather veggies harvested? Check! Garden put to bed for the season? Check, check! Now it’s time to get your compost winterized before it gets any colder. Discover 3 simple steps to make it easy to protect your precious compost through the winter!

Heirloom Seeds and Their Historical Significance

It’s never too soon to start thinking about the spring planting season. Depending on the region of the country where you live, it may only be a matter of months before you can start growing vegetable plants indoors from seed for harvest next...