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A guide to growing, preparing and preserving vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension
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To Be Organic, or not to Be Organic

To Be Organic, or not to Be Organic | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

It is very important for those who wish to grow organic veggies, and not use chemicals, to focus on disease prevention or cultural management of diseases.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory

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

A directory of vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension.

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Root Vegetables: The Underground Garden

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It is time to shed a little light on those vegetables that grow underground, often called the 'root crops'. Included in this list are vegetables such as carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, salsify, turnips and rutabaga.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Lead in the Home Garden and Urban Soil Environment

Lead in the Home Garden and Urban Soil Environment | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Informs homeowners about risks involved with gardening in high lead soils. Provides a better understanding of health risk problems associated with high lead soils. Explains how to minimize potential problems from high lead soils.

 

University of Minnesota Extension

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Vea Su Jardín Crecer

Vea Su Jardín Crecer | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Vea Su Jardín Crecer es su guía para escoger, preparar, cultivar y guardar vegetales comunes.

 

Extensión de la Universidad de Illinois

 

 

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Intensive Gardening Methods

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The purpose of gardening intensively is to harvest the most produce possible from a given space.

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

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The Bug Review

The Bug Review | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Search for bug information by name or location.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Landscaping with Vegetables

Landscaping with Vegetables | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

There isn't anything as tasty as picking fresh tomatoes, peppers or lettuce from your backyard garden on a summer day. But with the average home lot filled with shrubs, trees, a lawn and flowerbeds, is it absolutely imperative you have a space designated for vegetables, asked David Robson, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

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Early Spring Vegetable Gardening Tips

Early Spring Vegetable Gardening Tips | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture discusses some strategies that a gardener can try to come out on top and have a great garden, starting with your earliest plantings.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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So you want to plant a vegetable garden?

So you want to plant a vegetable garden? | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Sandy Mason, Extension Educator, Horticulture discusses how to avoid the summer doldrums in the vegetable garden.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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One Seed Chicago 2012-Vote Today

One Seed Chicago 2012-Vote Today | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Vote for your favorite herb for One Seed Chicago 2012.

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Seed Savers Exchange

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Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange members have passed on approximately one million samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. We are a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.

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Common Problems for Vegetable Crops

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Learn about common vegetable insect pests and diseases.

 

University of Illinois Extension

 

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Build Hoop Houses: USDA People's Garden

Hoop Houses (plastic covered tunnels) are a great way to protect plants from the cold, lengthen your growing season in both fall and spring, and potentially increase the yields of produce growing in your garden.
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Vegetable Gardening Glossary

Vegetable Gardening Glossary | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A listing of vegetable gardening terms

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Exploring Asian Vegetables

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Many of the Asian salad greens are especially suited for growing during the cool conditions of spring and fall.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors - Grow It, Eat it!

Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors - Grow It, Eat it! | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Starting seeds indoors is about as much fun as a food gardener can have in late winter!

 

University of Maryland Extension

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Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

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

 

University of Missouri Extension

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Not all bugs are bad

Not all bugs are bad | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The good, the bad and the bugly. Despite common horror show depictions not all bugs are bad. The likelihood of one crawling into your ear and sucking out your brains is pretty remote.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Vegetable Gardening 101

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If you are a beginning vegetable gardener, the best advice is to start small.

 

University of Illinois Extension

 

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Growing Leafy Greens in the Home Garden

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Guidelines for growing leafy greens in your home garden are offered by Maurice Ogutu, U of I Extension horticulturist.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Home Gardening - Vegetable Growing Guides

Home Gardening - Vegetable Growing Guides | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Guides to 58 garden vegetables: Each profile contains a detailed description and growing instructions, site and soil requirements, varieties, and solutions for managing pests and diseases.

 

Cornell University

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Free Seeds from America The Beautiful Fund

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The America the Beautiful Fund Operation Green Plant provides free seeds upon request.

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National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map | Vegetable Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Enter your Zip Code and find your hardiness zone.

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Hornworm Meets Alien-You Tube

Home gardeners often notice fuzzy, white "eggs" on hornworms in the later-summer. These are actually the spun cocoons of parasites.

 

Purdue Extension Entomology


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