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A guide to growing, preparing and preserving vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension
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Watch Your Garden Grow

Watch Your Garden Grow | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Learn how to plan, plant and care for your vegetable garden.

 

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Plan on extending the season with fall gardening

Plan on extending the season with fall gardening | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Vegetable garden harvest is in full swing, and we're enjoying the fruits of our labors. But while trying to figure out what to do with all the produce, you might also think about what to do after your current plantings are done. Why not start a fall garden this year? That way, you can continue growing fresh produce into the fall.

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Pumpkin pie officially named state pie of Illinois

Pumpkin pie officially named state pie of Illinois | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Pumpkin pie is now the official state pie of Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday passed by the General Assembly to elevate the pie’s status.

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Row Covers: How-to Protect Your Vegetable Garden

Home and Garden Information Center Director Jon Traunfeld explains how to use row covers in the garden

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Is it truly organically grown?

Is it truly organically grown? | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

There is some confusion about just what the phrase “organically grown” means. To confuse matters more there is another phrase, “naturally grown” that may seem to mean the same thing. Still another statement often heard is that the vegetables were “grown without the use of pesticides.” These phrases do not mean the same thing.

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Select garden size that fits needs

Select garden size that fits needs | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A resurgence in vegetable gardening has occurred in recent years.

There are many reasons more people are planting gardens including their interest in growing their own food, said Martha Smith, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

 

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New veggie varieties popping up

New veggie varieties popping up | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Though I have many favorite heirloom vegetable varieties I wouldn't dare go without, I do enjoy trying a handful of new-to-me selections every gardening season. ...

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Smart watering in the vegetable garden

Smart watering in the vegetable garden | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Smart water management in a home vegetable garden will lead to conversing water resources, healthy plants and improved productivity.
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Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

In agriculture, the word organic has come to mean “foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones.

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How long do garden seeds last? | Oregon State University Extension Service | Gardening

How long do garden seeds last? | Oregon State University Extension Service | Gardening | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“CORVALLIS - Home gardeners are often frugal by nature. They save leftover garden seed from one year to the next and so forth. How long do seeds last?”
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University of Illinois Extension Food Preservation Resources

University of Illinois Extension Food Preservation Resources | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Ever wonder what to do with all your garden produce or perhaps you bought too many items at the Farmers Market? Don't worry, University of Illinois Extension will guide you in how to safely preserve and store your fresh fruits and vegetables.

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We're on snow-watch in Boise today.... - UIdaho Ada County Master Gardeners | Facebook

“We're on snow-watch in Boise today. Here's an article that explains why we should welcome the white stuff in our gardens....”
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Why Are Illinois’s Honeybees Dying? It’s Complicated

Why Are Illinois’s Honeybees Dying? It’s Complicated | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that America’s honeybees are dying: The media have been full of stories about their demise. But what you might not know is that the situation is especially dire in Illinois. Beekeepers here reported that 62 percent of their colonies died last year.

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Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Craig LeHoullier, a retired chemist from Raleigh, N.C., can take credit for introducing us to the Cherokee Purple tomato, one of the most popular heirlooms grown and sold today.

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Yard and Garden: Harvesting Cucumbers

AMES, Iowa – Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant that grow well in warmer weather, making them a perfect summer plant in any home garden. As it gets time to harvest, there can be a few problems that may arise.
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Tomato Varieties Database

Tomato Varieties Database | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

An extensive database of tomato variety descriptions and images

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The mad science behind vegetable grafting

The mad science behind vegetable grafting | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The latest trend in veggie gardening has actually been around for at least 4,000 years.
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Check out the Food Preservation Mini-Modules

Check out the Food Preservation Mini-Modules | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Do you have 5 minutes to spare? Learn something new with one of these short narrated slideshows. After you have viewed a module or two, please take this short survey and let us know what you thought of our presentations.
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Veggies for small gardens

Veggies for small gardens | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many new vegetable varieties are a reflection of our trend to small space gardening. Most people don't have 3 acre gardens, but still want a variety of veggie

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Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy

Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The Internet-connected lightweight greenhouses can squeeze into vacant city corners and grow five tons of lettuce a year. That's a lot of salad.
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Cool container vegetable gardens

Cool container vegetable gardens | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many "in-ground" gardeners also plant and maintain herb and vegetable plants in containers close to home for convenience and beauty.

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Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods

Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods”
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Better Than Organic: Why Lab-Grown Produce Is the Future

Better Than Organic: Why Lab-Grown Produce Is the Future | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Toshiba is growing lettuce and spinach in a nearly aseptic environment, from seeding to packaging.

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Designs for Stylish Edible Gardens

Designs for Stylish Edible Gardens | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Groundbreaking Food Gardens: Breaking Out of the Raised-Bed Box

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U of IL Extension Master Gardener grows 150-year-old tomato seeds unearthed in Sterling, IL

U of IL Extension Master Gardener grows 150-year-old tomato seeds unearthed in Sterling, IL | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
150-year-old tomato seeds unearthed
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