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How to Grow Leafy Vegetables and Herbs

Everyone has room for a little pot of herbs or a window box of salad leaves. They are so easy to grow that you'll wonder how you manage...

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Top 22 Leafy Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. Planning Your Crops

    When faced with a vast choice of vegetables and only a small garden to plant them in, it is difficult to decide what to grow. Plan how ...

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  2. 2. How to Grow Cabbage

    Cabbage is a delightfully crunchy vegetable that is easily grown in spring and fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Grow Bok Choi

    Bok choi is an Asian green prized for its tender leaves and crunchy stalks. It is easily grown from seed in spring or fall.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Grow Swiss Chard

    Swiss chard is a cool-weather vegetable grown for its tasty leaves. The DIY Network garden experts show how to grow this tasty crop.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Growing Brassicas

    Brassicas are one of the hardiest winter crops, but also includes many summer favorites and Asian greens.

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  6. 6. How to Grow Greens

    Collard, mustard and turnip greens are all in the same family, but each has its own unique flavor. Grow them all to compare for yoursel...

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Cut-and-Come-Again Window Box

    Cut-and-come-again salads are one of the quickest and easiest crops to grow from seed and, when grown in a window box, could not be mor...

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  8. 8. How to Grow Kale

    Kale is one of the hardiest plants around, making it a snap to grow in nearly every backyard garden.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

    Properly cultivated and cooked, Brussels sprouts are an autumn treat. These tiny cabbages grow on a stalk and mature in late fall.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Salad and Leafy Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula

    With dozens of leafy, salad vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappo...

  11. 11. How to Grow Radicchio

    Radicchio is a gourmet green prized for its peppery bite. Plant a crop in early spring for an early summer treat.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Grow Curly Endive

    Curly endive is a gourmet salad green with a distinctive texture and sharp taste. Start seeds indoors for a late-spring harvest.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Grow Watercress

    As the name suggests, watercress is a water-loving plant. Give it the proper site and you’ll enjoy this peppery perennial green f...

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Grow Cauliflower

    Cauliflower is a finicky cool-season vegetable. But with a little guidance, almost any backyard gardener can cultivate a bumper crop.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Grow Broccoli

    Broccoli is a slow-growing cool-season crop that yields delicious edible flower buds.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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