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15 Beautiful Vegetable Gardens To Inspire You

Oh kale yeah.

A gorgeous, light-filled greenhouse gives way to beautifully potted plants. It may not look like a ton, but in this photo you can spot zucchini, beans, lettuce, peppers, kale, strawberries, and so much more.@apple_acres_dk

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Homegrown greens are always so much tastier than store-bought. This butter lettuce is begging to become the crunch in a late afternoon BLT.

If you’re just starting out or hoping to get a lot of variety in a small plot, the pictured square foot gardening method is a lovely way to create a productive kitchen garden filled with herbs, lettuce, and more in an efficient, orderly way.Shutterstock
The vegetable garden is beautifully organized with clear footpaths and neat raised beds, plus the tomato cage is easy on the eyes while keeping out hungry visitors.@lauren.knight9
The lush greens at Redleaf Ranch in Tennessee are bursting, and the rooster looks right at home surveying the land.@redleafranch
This dreamy, romantic garden, with its lovely greenhouse and rounded trellises, is brimming with sweet peas, a summer favorite.@homesteaddesigncollective
Not a lot of outdoor space? No problem. This lovely patio space on Qberry Farm in Southwest Virginia proves that you can make a beautiful herb and veggie garden using nothing but pots and a little porch or even a city balcony.@qberryfarms
A stunning arched trellis gets an instant whimsical upgrade thanks to hanging bulb lights that illuminate the veggies. You can find outdoor LED lights like this at Target.@backyardfarmnh
Tranquil and relaxing, this sprawling garden in the German countryside is filled with thoughtful touches like the rustic rock garden beds. Imagine watching the kids play while you pick veggies and fresh flowers.@tante.lisbeth
Bright orange flowers and lush vegetables including peas, kale, artichokes, eggplants, and so much more fill the pretty raised garden beds at this family farm in Tigard, Oregon.@bigfamilyliving
The most seasoned gardeners know it’s always a good idea to plant flowers near vegetables. Not only do they provide a pop of color, but the pollination from insects visiting the blooms is great for the other crops.BasieB/E+, Getty Images
Even if you don’t have a ton of yard space, you can still have a thriving vegetable garden. Vertical gardening builds from the ground up (like a skyscraper), and it’s such a smart use of space (plus watering is a breeze).Shutterstock
Tomatoes are easy to grow and highly productive, plus there’s nothing quite like a homegrown, thinly sliced tomato with salt and pepper on a summer day. They do best on cages or a trellis which encourages the plant to grow upright.David Crunelle / EyeEm, Getty Images
If you’re lucky enough to find a home with a greenhouse like this, then you’ll have vegetables year-round as cool season crops like carrots, peas, and broccoli can withstand chilly nights as long as they’re covered.Jacky Parker Photography/Moment, Getty Images

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Garden beds don’t have to be super organized or planned to a T to flourish. If you prefer the look of a slightly more wild plot, try planting all types of lettuce together and see what happens.