10 Most Popular Vegetables Grown at Home

According to the National Gardening Association’s 2009 survey, we have the Top 10 Most Popular Homegrown Vegetables.

Drum roll, please. Are you ready? I’m feeling a little like David Letterman.

Here are the Top Ten Most Popular Vegetables:

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Cucumbers
  3. Sweet Peppers
  4. Beans
  5. Carrots
  6. Summer Squash
  7. Onions
  8. Hot Peppers
  9. Lettuce
  10. Peas

Rutabaga was last on the list. Surprised?

Are these vegetables in your gardening plan? They are all pretty hearty and successful plants. Substitute with a few other companion plants and herbs, and you got a pretty big garden.


If you are gardening in confined spaces, these top 10 Popular Homegrown Vegetables will grow well in containers, too. Space isn’t the big issue. Sunlight is! Make sure with climbing beans and peas, you provide a trellis for them to grow. Hot Peppers and tomatoes grow well in upside down planters. Check out these products in our store section on vegetable gardening tools and products.