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Selecting vegetables and herbs for the home garden is commonly achieved by what appeals to the senses of taste and smell. An individual crop's requirement for spacing, sun preference, watering, fertility, and upkeep may place limitations on the home gardener's ability to grow or care for that crop.
Fortunately, different varieties of vegetables enable gardeners to grow more types of crops in more types of spaces and situations. Gone are the days of needing large plots to grow cucumbers to pickle or long growing seasons to grow tasty tomatoes. Breeders are bringing more varieties to the home garden than ever before. Whether a gardener's limitations are dictated by a lack of space, disease resistance, or the length of growing season, the right plant to fit a particular niche has never been so accessible.
Find information for selecting vegetables and herbs to grow in the home garden in the following resources: