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Vegetable Gardening Resources

Your garden can be a source of fresh, nutritious vegetables throughout the year if you plan it right and know how to care for it. These online resources cover the basics of year round vegetable gardening in beds and containers, including planting times and care for a range of crops, season extension practices, and integrated pest management practices to minimize pest issues.

Review slides: 2017 Growing Vegetables Year Round
Review slides: 2015 Growing Vegetables and Herbs

The Extension Gardener Handbook is your source for practical, research-based information on gardening, lawn care, and landscaping in North Carolina. Chapters 16 is all about growing vegetables.

NC State Extension’s Community Gardening Handbook is a great source of knowledge and advice for all gardeners.

Vegetable Planting Calendars

Learn more about growing a wide range of vegetables – check out these vegetable crop fact sheets and online resources:

Growing vegetables in raised beds and containers:

Extending the growing season:

Yields, harvest tips and more:

Pests and diseases:

Click here for resources from the 2016 Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Gardening Short Course

Click here for resources on growing culinary herbs

Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.

Back to index, 2015 Extension Gardener Course