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
There aren’t many native woodland plants that also double as vegetables, but the spring ephemeral Allium tricoccum is one. Commonly known as ramps or wild leek, this native onion species is frequently collected and sold at farmers markets or served in upscale restaurants. To find out more about this perennial plant, read this article…
Want to maximize your garden’s productivity and minimize potential crop problems? This publication will walk you through the basics of the most common crops grown in community gardens.
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). […]
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
Here are answers to the questions gardeners ask most often about growing vegetables. From asparagus to watercress, this guide covers over 50 vegetables plus other basic gardening topics.
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
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 […]
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, […]
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
Live in an apartment or condo? You can still raise a garden’s worth of flowers or vegetables in pots and other containers by mastering these methods.
Brian Hudelson, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Revised: 4/25/2004 Item number: XHT1124 What is damping-off? Damping-off is a common and fatal disease that affects all types of plant seedlings. The disease is most prevalent when seeds are germinated in cool, wet soils. Fortunately, seedlings are susceptible to damping-off for only a short period following emergence and eventually […]