Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is determined by the soil temperature required for seeds to germinate and the temperature tolerance of the plants. This publication examines these factors and p More... Free Download
This publication discusses the selection of seeds, containers, and soil mixes. Directions for seeding, transplanting, thinning, and moving plants are given. A table guide to sowing vegetable and annual flower seeds in More... Free Download
High tunnels, also called hoop houses, are a form of protected agriculture. The plastic-covered structure blocks rain, snow and strong wind that crops are exposed to when growing in the open field. Seedless cucumber is o More... Free Download
This publication discusses planning a vegetable garden, planting, fertilization, care, harvesting, and storage recommendations. Tables are included providing a vegetable planting guide, the recommended nitrogen side-d More... Free Download
In a high tunnel or hoophouse, vegetable growers can influence three crucial factors: light, temperature and relative humidity. In this publication, Purdue Extension experts discuss practical suggestions for managing More...
A soil test will reveal the current nutrient status in your soils and whether you need to add any nutrients as fertilizer. This publication describes the best practices for when and how to sample your soils.
This publication, which is part of the Protecting Pollinators series, explains the complex biology of honey bees. It also explores the roles pesticides may play in bee health, examines the latest knowledge in this fas More...
This publication provides a list of recommended plants that homeowners and others can use to establish and conserve effective pollinator habitats in Indiana - from small-scale backyard improvements to large-scale plan More...
Many growers who are interested ingrowing grafted tomatoes may be hindered by the high cost of already grafted plants. Growers may prefer to graft their own tomato plants to reduce costs or increase cultivar selection (i More... Free Download
Tomato is, by far, the most common vegetable crop grown in greenhouses in Indiana and Kentucky. This publication examines common tomato diseases of the greenhouse and provides management recommendations.
Effective pest control in the landscape and garden requires more than just spraying away the problem. Successful gardeners understand that managing insects, weeds, diseases, and vertebrate pests starts with selecting, pl More...
This six-page lesson is designed for use by educators when teaching food safety for fresh produce. Content includes how to choose, store, and clean fresh vegetables in order to minimize the risk of foodborne illness w More...
This publication provides information about fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana during the spring. It describes how to select, prepare, and store broccoli, spinach, and strawberries. It also includes reci More... Free Download
This publication provides information about fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana during the summer. It describes how to select, prepare, and store cantaloupe, carrots, grapes, and tomatoes. It also include More... Free Download
This publication provides information about fruits and vegetables that are in season in Indiana during the autumn. It describes how to select, prepare, and store apples, pumpkins, watermelon, and winter squash. It also i More... Free Download
Unfortunately, there are many infectious diseases and noninfectious disorders that can reduce the yield and quality of tomatoes from the home garden. This publication briefly describes some common tomato diseases and dis More... Free Download
Inspired by actual gardeners' inquiries, each chapter deals with such down-to-earth subjects as when to start seeds, why plants might fail to bloom, pruning techniques, identifying and controlling common pests, home f More...
Insects feeding on home-grown vegetables are a fact of life for most gardeners. Gardeners' two choices are to tolerate the damage or attempt to prevent it. This publication lists insects and corresponding pesticides comm More... Free Download
Late blight of tomato and potato has an infamous history: it is the documented cause of the Irish potato famines of the mid-1800s. In 2009, the diseases moved from the pages of history books to tomato plants in your back More... Free Download
Gardening in containers or raised beds can be just the answer for would-be gardeners who would love to grow their own vegetables and flowers, but lack the space or physical ability for a traditional garden. This publicat More... Free Download
This publication shows readers how to plan, plant, and care for leafy vegetables in the home garden. Most greens can be grown in relatively short, cool growing seasons, making them available for fresh harvest earlier tha More... Free Download
Foreign cuisines are of great interest to the American cook, but high quality, authentic fresh ingredients are sometimes difficult to find. The culture of most Chinese vegetables is not complicated. You can provide the c More... Free Download
This publication discusses soil preparation, types of sweet corn, cross pollination and isolation requirements, disease, insects, harvesting, and fall cleanup. Photographic illustrations are provided showing what inade More... Free Download
This publication discusses the source of toxicity, implications for horticulture, juglone sensitivity in plants, plants observed to be sensitive and tolerant to juglone. An illustration of a typical leaf and nut chara More... Free Download
This publication discusses cultivars, soil preparation, planting, training, summer care, harvesting, and problems concerning tomatoes. Illustrations showing a properly caged and staked tomato plant are included. More... Free Download
This publication discusses the warm season crops. Subjects covered include the site, fertilization, saving seeds, planting, more information on the seeds, transplanting, watering, weed control, insects and diseases, cro More... Free Download
This publication will help you get your small garden off to a good start and guide you to maximizing the rewards from your gardening efforts. The publication offers advice about planning, seed selection, transplanting, s More... Free Download
This publication discusses planting and frost-protecting your fall vegetable garden. Tables are included featuring a planting guide for fall vegetable gardens and the cold temperature tolerance of vegetables. An illust More... Free Download
This publication identifies the types of injury caused by cold weather, the factors that influence the degree of injury, and ways to prevent or reduce injury. Tables are included listing the symptoms of freezing injury More... Free Download