Vegetables


Home Gardener’s Guide (HO-32-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


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-dressings, and adjusting the soil pH. Illustrations are given explaining how to make a blueprint of your garden plot, examples of commonly sold fertilizers, the proper way to plant seeds with a hoe, using newspaper to prevent plant wilting, and thinning carrots.


Chinese Vegetables (HO-187-W) PDF

Purdue Extension Publication


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 conditions that these plants require with a little innovation.


Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar (HO-186-W) PDF

Purdue Extension Publication


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 provides a range of planting dates for a variety of vegetable crops.


Growing Beans in the Home Vegetable Garden (HO-175-W) PDF

Purdue Extension Publication


This publication discusses the site, fertilization, storing seed, planting, water, weed control, insects, diseases, and bean types.


The Sweet Potato (HO-136-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


HO-136


Gourds (HO-135-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Discusses types of gourds, their culture, proper soil, fertilizing and planting, pest control, harvesting, preservation, and decorating.


Small Plot and Intensive Vegetable Gardening (HO-124-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


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, summer care and harvesting.


Growing Sweet Corn (HO-98-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


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 inadequate pollination and good pollination of corn looks like.


Rhubarb (HO-97-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Discusses proper climate, soil preparation, fertilizing, cultivars, planting and spacing, cultivation, harvesting, bolting, disease and insect control, rejuvenation, and forcing for winter use.


Asparagus (HO-96-W)

Purdue Extension Publication




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