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Watch Your Garden Grow

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

 

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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

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Learn how to plan, plant and care for your vegetable 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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From Poison to Passion: The Secret History of the Tomato

From Poison to Passion: The Secret History of the Tomato | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Before tomatoes became America's sweetheart, they were seen as watery, tough and possibly poisonous.
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Slice into a tomato, the juicy icon of summer

Slice into a tomato, the juicy icon of summer | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Tomato growers can be stubbornly protective — first of young plants, then of delicate vines and eventually of tender ripening fruit. And they measure success as only true tomato lovers do — by the ultimate yardstick of taste.

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Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb

Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
AMES, Iowa — Rhubarb, classed as a vegetable, is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting.
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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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Chefs, Breeders Pair up to Produce Tastier Veggies

Chefs, Breeders Pair up to Produce Tastier Veggies | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in...
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Yard and Garden: Get the Most from Your Home Potato Growing Experience

Yard and Garden: Get the Most from Your Home Potato Growing Experience | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Potatoes are versatile plants and  can be used in many ways when grown in the home garden. There’s a lot to know about how to grow and store them properly, however. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on ways to maximize the potato experience, with help from ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
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Mighty Onions | NYBG

Mighty Onions | NYBG | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

You will notice that onions are listed as three separate growing types: short-day, intermediate, and long-day varieties.

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