National Survey of Top Tomato Varieties

We conducted an online survey asking readers about the tomato varieties that grow best where they live. More than 2,000 people responded, telling us their favorite varieties and offering helpful tomato-growing tips. You can read the summer in this article: The Best Tomatoes to Grow Where You Live 

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National Survey of Most Productive Garden Crops

 

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There is no question these days that homegrown food is better tasting, more nutritious, more eco-friendly and often more affordable than supermarket fare. Many people are expanding their gardens, and there is renewed interest in finding the best crops that are efficient to grow, prepare and preserve — and that families will enjoy. Choosing crops that best fit regional growing conditions is essential to a vegetable garden's success, but what are the top garden crops for each region of the country?