Content tagged "vegetable gardens"

Water Conservation Practices for Vegetable Gardens

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 05, 2015

Ornamental plant varieties can be chosen based upon water use. Grass can be allowed to go dormant during dry seasons. However, choices for low water...

We had powdery mildew on both acorn squash and cucumbers this season. Does powdery mildew overwinter, and do we need to treat the soil for next year's garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 18, 2011

We don't usually recommend chemical controls for powdery mildew in the home garden. Powdery mildew's prevalence is very season-dependent. It may be bad one...

When does rhubarb die back for the year?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 04, 2011

Rhubarb often dies back (goes dormant) in early summer with the onset of hot weather. It usually regrows leaves for late summer and fall. These new leaves...

My Yukon Gold potato plants have what look like clusters of very small tomatoes on some the branches. Any idea what it might be?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 19, 2011

The tomato-like clusters are fruits formed from pollinated flowers, that bear potato seeds. The fruits aren't edible and the seeds will not grow true to...

We bought an older farm with an established asparagus bed. It is in pretty bad shape, although we are getting some asparagus. What can I do to renovate this bed?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 16, 2011

Go ahead and dig up the whole bed, since you are not getting good production, and remove all grass and weeds from the bed. Contact your local Cooperative...

How often and how much should you fertilize container-grown tomatoes?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 29, 2011

How can I keep weeds out of my asparagus patch?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 21, 2011

I cut into a locally grown tomato and all the seeds inside the tomato were sprouting! The tomato was not overmature/ripe. What caused this odd thing to occur?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 21, 2011

Vegetables: Maintenance

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 21, 2011

Vegetables | Selection | Planning and Preparing | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Vegetable Insect Pests by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 05, 2011

Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses. Find vegetable insect resources that most closely match conditions in your...

Vegetables: Problems

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 03, 2011

Vegetables | Selection | Planning and Preparing | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Vegetable Selection and Growing Guides by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: December 31, 2010

Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses. Find vegetable selection or growing guide resources that most closely match...

Vegetables: Planting

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: December 31, 2010

Vegetables | Selection | Planning and Preparing | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Vegetable Disease Problems by Region

Updated: May 17, 2010

Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses. Find vegetable disease resources that most closely match conditions in your...

I was thinking about putting moth balls on my vegetable garden to keep the squirrels and rabbits out. Is this a good idea and will the produce be safe to eat?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: August 26, 2009

What is the difference between roasting ears and sweet corn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 18, 2009

Should I leave my corn stalks standing over winter (for the birds), or is it better to remove them and prepare the soil?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 18, 2009

Please settle a dispute. Is sweet corn a vegetable or a grain? What is the difference? How about field corn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 18, 2009

Vegetables: Planning and Preparing

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 17, 2008

Vegetables | Selection | Planning and Preparing | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Can I grow a successful crop of potatoes in Kentucky?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 15, 2008

How can I prevent cross-pollination of sweet corn varieties?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 15, 2008

When is the best time to fertilize tomatoes?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 14, 2008

Is there a difference between lima beans and butter beans?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 15, 2008

What kind of sweet onion grows well in Minnesota (Zone 4a), and what are the soil and cultivation requirements? Where can I purchase sets? Can we grow Vidalia onions here?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 15, 2008

I have cutworms. Every day I lose plants - beans, squash, cukes, and tomatoes. Is there anything I can do? We live where the soil is sandy, and I tilled a lot of leaves into my garden. Is that a problem?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 15, 2008

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