Phenology is a branch of science that studies the life cycles of plants and animals with seasonal changes and weather. Learn more in this factsheet.
Common vegetable insects can be monitored using degree days or indicator plants. This factsheet provides degree day information for many common vegetable garden pests.
White blobs of bubbles on plants are created by the insects called spittlebugs, and their foam helps protect them. To find out more about these creatures, read this article…
Edema is a physiological disorder that affects houseplants, greenhouse plants, and other plants sheltered under plastic. Learn about these fluid-filled “blisters” on leaves in this factsheet.
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.
Floating row cover is a great addition to any vegetable garden, as it can be used for several different purposes and is easy to use. Learn more about these specially designed fabrics in this article.
The most common spider mite, the twospotted spider mite, is a general feeder that attacks a wide variety of plants. Learn about its biology and management in this article…
Root rot is a general term that describes any disease where the causal organism attacks and leads to the deterioration of a plant’s root system. Learn about root roots and their management in this factsheet.
Starting your garden from seeds might be easier than you think. Check out this article to get practical tips on starting your plants from seeds.
Christy Stewart, UW Horticulture and USDA-ARS Revised: 12/11/2012 Item number: XHT1213 Why are pollinators important? Approximately three quarters of the world’s major food crops require or benefit from animal pollination. This includes many fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, plums, apples, sweet cherries, pears, watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, squashes, and tomatoes. Pollinators also […]
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.