Growing Pumpkins and Other Vine Crops in Wisconsin

K.A. Delahaut, A.C. Newenhouse Revised:  10/10/2011 Item number:  A3688 Growing vine crops such as pumpkins, melons, cucumbers, gourds, and squash is an excellent way to bring a weed-infested field into production. This publication tells you all you need to know to select, plant, manage, and harvest these vine crops in Wisconsin (19 pages).     […]

Using Crop Rotation in Home Vegetable Garden

Crop rotation in the home vegetable garden involves changing the planting location of vegetables within the garden each season. Crop rotation is used to reduce damage from insect pests, to limit the development of vegetable diseases, and to manage soil fertility. Learn the basics in this factsheet.

Tomato Disorder: Physiological Fruit Problems

Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson Revised:  8/6/2012 Item number:  A3798 Environmental factors can affect the look—and sometimes the flavor—of developing tomato fruits. Because these problems are not caused by disease organisms, there are no pesticide recommendations for prevention or management. This 4-page publication briefly covers blossom end rot, blotchy ripening, catfacing, growth cracks, puffiness, and sunscald. […]

Home-Grown Tomatoes for Wisconsin

H.C. Harrison Revised:  10/20/2011 Item number:  A1691 Tomatoes are one of the most nutritionally rich of all vegetables and grown easily in the home garden. Here’s how to get started and care for your tomatoes from growth to harvest (6 pages). Click on links to read publication. Download Article

Growing Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants in Wisconsin

K.A. Delahaut, A.C. Newenhouse Revised:  10/10/2011 Item number:  A3687 This publication is packed with practical information for organic and conventional growers, and it’s tailored to Wisconsin’s growing conditions (24 pages).     Download Article

Growing Salad Greens in Wisconsin

K.A. Delahaut, A.C. Newenhouse Revised:  10/10/2011 Item number:  A3788 Salad greens provide market gardeners a high-value crop that brings a premium price if grown and marketed successfully. Salad mixes have become particularly popular among customers seeking convenience. Salad mix is a collection of leafy greens pre-mixed and sold together. This idea originated in France centuries […]

Growing Onions, Garlic, Leeks, and Other Alliums in Wisconsin

K.A. Delahaut, A.C. Newenhouse Revised:  10/10/2011 Item number:  A3785 This detailed publication offers plenty of tips on how to grow various alliums such as sweet onions, leeks, storage onions, scallions, and garlic. Includes information on site and cultivar selection, planting, soil and irrigation management, dealing with insects, diseases, and weeds, and tips for harvesting, handling, […]

Growing Carrots, Beets, Radishes, and Other Root Crops in Wisconsin

K.A. Delahaut, A.C. Newenhouse Revised:  10/10/2011 Item number:  A3686 This detailed publication is packed with practical information for organic and conventional growers of root crops such as carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, rutabagas, and turnips, and it’s tailored to Wisconsin’s growing conditions (21 pages).   Click on link to read publication. Download Article

Home Vegetable Insecticides

Karen Delahaut, UW-Madison Fresh Market Vegetable Program Revised:  3/13/2008 Item number:  XHT1097 Recently, several commonly-used insecticides for the control of insects in home vegetable gardens have been taken off the market.  As a result, it’s becoming ever more challenging for home gardeners to find suitable insecticide products at garden centers, discount stores, and hardware stores.  […]

Trellising, Staking and Caging – Vertical gardening techniques for vine-type vegetables

Robert Tomesh, horticulture specialist, University of Wisconsin Extension, Cooperative Extension Revised:  3/31/2011 Item number:  A3933-01 Vine-type fruits and vegetables—such as tomatoes, melons, and cucumbers—are some of the most popular produce grown. Various trellising, staking, and caging techniques can be used to enhance yield, minimize disease, and improve harvesting. Find out which techniques will work in […]

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