Lemon-scented Plants

If you want to add some lemon zest to your garden, but can’t grow a lemon tree, consider trying some lemon-scented herbs or other plants. Many different plants contain the same chemical compounds that give lemons their distinctive fragrance. This article covers a collection of plants that have scents suggesting lemons.

Hot-Water Seed Treatment for Disease Management

Growing vegetables from seed is a common practice for many home gardeners. Unfortunately, vegetable seed can sometimes be contaminated with disease-causing organisms, particularly disease-causing bacteria. Learn how to use hot water treatment to reduce pathogens that may be carried on seeds in this guide.

Summer Vegetables (Part 1)

Emerging Agricultural Markets Team Revised:  8/6/2012 Item number:  A3900-02 Whether you’re a new or experienced vegetable buyer, you’re likely to find helpful information and cooking inspiration in this pamphlet. It offers tasty recipes and helpful tips for buying, storing, and cooking cabbage, eggplant, and tomatoes (4 pages). Download Article

Summer Vegetables (Part 2)

Emerging Agricultural Markets Team Revised:  8/6/2012 Item number:  A3900-03 If you’re looking for a new way to prepare carrots or aren’t sure how to store that zucchini you brought home from the market, look no further. This pamphlet offers tasty recipes and helpful tips for buying, storing, and cooking beans, carrots, and summer squash (4 […]

Raised Beds and Containers for Community Gardens

Above-ground gardening offers access and ease for community gardeners of all ages and abilities. This publication highlights key considerations and offers tips for gardening in raised beds and containers. Topics covered include raised bed construction, container selection, donated materials, soil, planting, and irrigation

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).     […]

Maintaining Lawn and Garden Tools

When it comes to digging in the garden or pruning trees and shrubs, having high quality tools that are cleaned, lubricated, sharpened and otherwise properly maintained, makes any outdoor job simpler and more efficient. Learn how to maintain your garden tools in this useful factsheet.

Home Garden Fungicides

Amanda Gevens, Ken Cleveland and Lauren Thomas, UW Madison – Plant Pathology Revised:  5/30/2012 Item number:  XHT1211 Diseases of vegetable plants can pose a challenge for the home gardener.  Typically, cultural methods are the preferred options for disease management in home vegetable gardens.  Cultural methods include proper site selection, plant spacing, staking, watering, fertilization, and […]

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.

Starting a Community Garden—How to Put Your Plot on the Path to Success

Author(s): Kristin Krokowski Learn how to determine what type of garden you’ll build, identify resources and tools, build a committed team of volunteers, and select an appropriate site. This publication also touches on how to get started, manage the garden, educate gardeners, and forge connections within the community. Download Article

Controlling Deer Damage in Wisconsin

Scott Craven, Scott Hygnstrom, Philip Peterson Revised:  1/24/2001 Item number:  G3083 Illustrates numerous methods for protecting crops and other property from deer. Offers designs for deer fences and other constructions, along with a list of repellents and scare devices (8 pages). Download Article

Raccoon Ecology and Damage Management

Author(s): Scott Craven, David Drake In this, the fifth publication in the “Living With Wildlife in Wisconsin” series, the authors describe the life, habits, and habitat of the raccoon, that clever creature whose versatility and energy can make him both entertaining and troublesome. The authors describe the economic and ecological benefits provided by raccoons. They […]

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