Vegetable Gardening

Resource Category Topic Type
Hydroponics at Home
Hydroponics is the production of plants using water instead of soil to deliver the nutrients essential to plant growth. As hydroponics becomes more c...
Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Cover Cropping for the Home Garden [fact sheet]
This fact sheet provides an overview of the most common reasons to use cover crops at home and lays out the most successful options for gardeners in N...
Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Research Report: Figs for Cold Climates 2021
Fig is grown commercially in mild climates throughout the world. Fig offers the potential to be a high-value crop in New England, but to be profitable...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops Research Report
Purchasing Compost [tip sheet]
Many different types and percentages of organic materials may go into any given batch of compost, so no two batches – even from the same supplier – ar...
Yard & Garden, Community Gardening
Growing Seedlings Under Lights [Fact Sheet]
Many farmers and homeowners grow their own seedlings for transplant.  Doing this indoors can save the cost of buying, heating and maintaining a greenh...
Agriculture & Gardens, Greenhouse, Nursery & Garden Centers, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Composting for the Home Gardener [fact sheet]
Why Compost:<br /> <br /> There are many good reasons to make your own compost or participate in a community composting program. First, organic wast...
Yard & Garden, Community Gardening, School Gardening Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Research Report: Using insectary plants to attract hoverflies, 2017-2018
Aphids are an economically damaging pest for several crops.  This study aimed to explore the practicality of using insectary plants to attract predato...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) vegetable crops Research Report
Preparing a Vegetable Garden Site
This fact sheet will provide the basics of how to make a new vegetable garden, starting with site selection, and then covering soil testing, preparing...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Fertilizing Vegetable Gardens [fact sheet]
We recommend that gardeners test their soil before planting to determine the amount of lime and fertilizers needed. Soil testing can be done through a...
Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Yard & Garden, Community Gardening, School Gardening Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Starting Plants From Seed [fact sheet]
Introduction<br /> <br /> Gardeners can grow most annuals, biennials, and many herbaceous perennials from seed. Sowing seed is less expensive than b...
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Greenhouse, Nursery & Garden Centers, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens