About Thriving Veggies

Welcome!  Here at ThrivingVeggies.com we are dedicated to providing a resource for all like-minded people who love growing their own vegetables.

You will find everything from planning vegetable garden layouts in large areas, to growing everything you need even on small balcony decks. We also post how to grow and  care for a wide variety of veggies and are regularly adding to our collection.

If you have any suggestions about anything you’d like added to our site, please let us know via our contact page.

Vegetable Growing Tips

  • How to grow vegetables from seeds

    Tips on growing Veggies From Seeds Growing vegetables from seeds may seem like a daunting task to the first-time gardener. With a few seed starting tips in your back pocket, however, it's actually pretty easy and can give you a jump start on the growing season. Seeds are also a great way to
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  • How To Grow Cucumbers

    Because they are so easy to grow and have so many culinary uses,  include cucumbers when you are starting with your raised bed vegetable garden.  They generally  fall into 2 category types...pickling and slicing cucumbers.  Most cucumbers are of the vine type and send out runners, but there
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  • How To Grow Carrots

    Some people think growing carrots is difficult since they are root vegetables. This far from the truth and growing your own carrots can be rewarding as there are many different varieties to choose from. When thinking of growing carrots you will need to choose those varieties that suit your
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  • How to Grow Pumpkins

    The art of pumpkin growing can sometimes seem like a dark art to the uninitiated, but the fact is that it can be a lot of fun to learn how to grow pumpkins in a way that both maximizes their size and flavor. The first decision that you need to make is whether you are growing the pumpkin to be
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  • How to Grow Endive

    How To Grow Endive   With today's interest in finding new ways to consume more green vegetables, it was only a matter of time before people rediscovered endive. It's a wonderfully low-calorie vegetable filled with helpful nutrients. Unlike spinach, kale and other green leafy vegetables, endive
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  • How to Grow Tomatoes

    Best Way to Grow Tomatoes    Tomatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, but there are still environmental factors you will need to plan for and take into consideration during the spring and summer growing season. Growing a full and healthy set of tomatoes is best accomplished by
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  • Gardening for Beginners

    When you’re just getting started in gardening, the most important seed you want to see grow healthy and strong is the seed of your enthusiasm. Start small – don’t get over-ambitious and bring stress into your project. Plant the  plants you love to eat, or the ones you’ll most enjoy
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  • Companion Planting

    The Facts That Support Companion Planting Some gardeners consider companion plants little more than a myth or folklore. But as with many fables, this one has a basis in reality. Plant biologists are only now uncovering some of the ecological and biochemical facts behind this practice. People
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  • Benefits of Crop Rotation

    Benefits of Crop Rotation and Green Manure Gardeners and farmers have been practicing crop rotation since Biblical times. People who worked closely with the land knew that, like people and animals, soil itself must experience cycles of action and rest to be productive. Rotation Rotation is
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Gardening in Small Areas

  • 5 Tips for Container Gardening on Your Apartment Deck or Roof

     5 Tips for Container Gardening on Your Apartment Deck or Roof From New York City to downtown Chicago, small indoor spaces are a part of life. Apartment living is often the norm for city-dwellers. But even if you live on the second or fifteenth floor, you don't have to leave the family farm
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  • Growing Vegetables Indoors

    Growing your own vegetables can be rewarding, and it clearly offers a number of health benefits. However, growing vegetables is not without a challenge. Depending on the region where you live, one challenge can be inclement weather. Another challenge can be rodents and other small animals
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  • How to Grow Herbs

    How to Grow Herbs Growing herbs is relatively easy with the right amount of sunlight, water, soil and love. You can grow them indoors or out, in pots or in the ground, in traditional soil or in a soiless mix. Regardless of how you decide to grow herbs, the goal is to create a steady supply of
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Beds and Garden Layouts

  • Raised Vegetable Gardens: Advantages

      A raised vegetable garden in a raised bed (box) is a structure made to sit on top of the soil, patio or even table, depending on its size of course. You fill it with soil that you can customize to your plants needs. This makes it much easier to create an ideal soil profile than it would be if
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  • Square Foot Gardening

    Economical Use of Space Square foot gardening is a special method of growing plants in a limited space. The name comes from the fact that you use raised beds  with a grid that divides the frame into one foot squares (or a bit larger if you so desire). It is amazing how much can grow in
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  • Best Soil For Growing Thriving Veggies

      How to Create Optimum Soil for Vegetables in Raised Bed Gardens You set out building a vegetable garden with the idea that your vegetables are going to look vibrant and taste great. But the best soil mixture for a raised bed garden isn't a question with a single, simple answer. Creating
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  • Tips for the Ideal Vegetable Garden Layout

    While a backyard full of plants chosen for their ornamental value can be visually appealing, a vegetable garden is a much more practical use of the space. You will find that a vegetable garden also is a lot more rewarding in many other ways. A vegetable garden requires some thought, as the
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  • Organic Fertilizer

    Organic Fertilizers Vrs Chemical Organic fertilizers are of two types, those that occur naturally and those that are processed. Organic fertilizers that occur naturally include manure, worm castings, fish emulsion, slurry, seaweed, peat and guano while processed organic fertilizers include
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  • Pest control without chemicals

    Pest control without chemicals or poisons in the vegetable garden When it comes to herbicides, and pesticides, a vegetable garden is not like a flower garden. With food crops, be very careful what you put into the soil. What goes into the soil eventually goes into your body. Here's a quick
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  • Optimum Soil for Flowers and Vegetables

    How to Create Optimum Soil for Flowers and Vegetables in Raised Bed Gardens How to make the best soil mixture for a raised bed garden isn't a question with a single, simple answer. Creating one depends on a multitude of variables associated with each and every different gardening situation.
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  • Jonathan White

    Jonathan White An environmental scientist and professional gardener, Jonathan White has put together a vegetable gardening course revealing 20 years of his experience and secrets to producing absolutely thriving vegetables. He claims that it is not only the easiest gardening technique
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