The Best Crops for Your Garden


The Best Crops for Your Garden 


April/May 2009

Plan your most successful garden ever by using crops that naturally thrive where you live. 

By Barbara Pleasant


Last fall, we hatched what has turned out to be a terrific idea: a national survey to rate North America’s most productive garden crops. We invited thousands of our readers who grow food gardens to rate a list of 70 crops, and with more help from members of Seed Savers Exchange, we amassed groundbreaking, firsthand regional advice from hundreds of gardeners from British Columbia to Boca Raton.