Save money and protect the environment by having your soil tested before applying lime and fertilizer. This concise publication tells you when and how to sample and where to send it for testing.
Starting a vegetable garden may seem overwhelming to a first-time gardener, but it can be quite easy. This fact sheet focuses on how gardeners can select and prepare their garden site to ensure success.
Proper soil pH allows plants to efficiently take up nutrients. Learn how to reduce high soil pH in this factsheet.
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.
This article provides practical tips on growing plants in containers. With a few tips, growing plants in containers can be easy!
Manure can be a valuable soil additive, but can also contain bacteria that can contaminate vegetables and cause human disease if not composted properly. Learn how to use manure safely here.
Cover crops are plants grown to improve soil structure and fertility, reduce weeds, and provide habitat for beneficial insects. Learn about growing cover crops in your garden in this factsheet.
Above-ground gardening offers access for gardeners of all ages and abilities. This publication highlights key considerations for raised beds and containers, including construction, selection, soil, planting, and irrigation.
This detailed publication covers all the fundamentals of vegetable gardening, including plant selection, management and harvesting, to help home gardeners be successful.
This detailed 21-page publication covers growing various alliums, including onions, leeks, scallions and garlic. Learn about selection, planting, soil, irrigation, pests and harvesting here.
Learn how to determine what type of community garden to build, identify resources and tools, manage volunteers, educate gardeners and forge community connections in this publication.
Learn how to make the most of your garden. Features tips for setting up and planting raised beds, including wheelchair access.