Whether you are new to gardening or a veteran, our vegetable gardening tip sheet will help you be successful from planting to harvest. Check out our “How to Grow” series in our Resources section for more information on growing specific vegetables.
Garden planning calendar
Where to put your garden
- Choose a smart site for your vegetable garden.
- Container gardening for vegetables and herbs
- How to grow a hydroponic garden
Build your garden soil
- Smart fertilizer use: A vegetable garden begins with a soil management plan.
- Caring for your soil tip sheet
Plan your garden on paper
Plant your vegetable garden
- Planting a smart vegetable garden
- Planting vegetables: includes list of cool and warm season crops
- Selecting healthy transplants
- Starting seeds
- Planting fall vegetable crops for your garden
Keep your plants growing
- Use integrated pest management (IPM) to manage garden problems.
- Identify and manage common pests and diseases.
- View videos on mulching to control weeds and adding row covers.
- Celery Fusarium yellows
- Potato late blight
- Potato verticillium wilt and early vine death
- Tomato bacterial canker
- Tomato early blight
- Tomato septoria leaf spot
- Tomato diseases in the home garden
- Blossom-end rot of tomato
- FAQ about late blight in potatoes and tomatoes
Harvest and preserving vegetables
- Individial tip sheets on using, storing and cooking with Michigan vegetables
- USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning
September 22, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Preparing for another vegetable garden season begins now with garden cleanup. After all, it is fall!
September 16, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Avoid frosted or frozen squash and pumpkins by taking the right precautions, paying attention to the thermometer and knowing when to harvest.
September 8, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Many containerized tomatoes suffered this summer from failure to perform. Gardeners should consider larger, wider containers for next growing season.
September 8, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | The unusual weather this season caused tomatoes to burst at the seams, causing “growth cracks.”
August 16, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran and Mary Wilson | Late summer offers a host of rewarding gardening work that produces both beauty and bounty.
August 11, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Know when your vegetables are at the peak of perfection and are ready to be picked.
July 21, 2011 | Mary Wilson | Implementing environmentally friendly gardening practices can avoid waste and help protect water quality.
July 8, 2011 | Mary Hausbeck | Immediate action is recommended for growers to move forward with preventive fungicide sprays against downy mildew.
July 12, 2010 | Hannah Stevens |
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