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.
Making your own compost is an easy, practical, and satisfying way to make use of yard waste and table scraps. With this publication, designed for the home gardener, you’ll be composting like a pro in no time!
Crop rotation involves changing the planting location of vegetables each season to reduce damage from insect pests, limit diseases, and manage soil fertility. Learn the basics 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.
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.
This detailed publication is packed with practical information for organic and conventional growers of cole crops, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and kohlrabi.
This detailed publication provides practical information for organic and conventional growers of root crops including carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, rutabagas, and turnips.
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.
This pulication has detailed information for growers of vine crops such as pumpkins, melons, cucumbers, gourds and squash, including selecting, planting, managing and harvesting in Wisconsin.
Growing plants in containers (referred to as container gardening) is an easy way to grow and maintain vegetables. Find suggested varieties suitable for container gardening here.