Vegetable Garden Resources

raised bed vegetable garden

Whether you’re involved in a local community garden or just getting started at home, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a variety of resources available to help you with planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting your vegetable garden.

Planning
Where to Put Your Vegetable Garden
Soil Sample Information Sheet for Horticulture Crops
If you have questions about taking a soil sample and/or interpreting the results, please call the Linn County Master Gardener Hortline at 319.447.0647 or visit the Linn County Extension office
Garden Soil Management
Suggested Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden
Small Plot Vegetable Gardening
Creating Raised Bed Planters

Planting Vegetable Garden tomatoes
Starting Garden Transplants at Home
Planting a Home Vegetable Garden
Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables

Maintenance
Weed Management in the Home Garden
Plant and Weed Identification Form
Plant Problem Diagnosis Form
Tomato Diseases and Disorders

Harvesting and Beyond
Harvesting and Storing Vegetables
Fresh Vegetable Guide
• Visit http://www.hacap.org/Content/Programs/Health-and-Nutrition/Food-Reservoir/How-to-Help.aspx for more information about donating your extra garden produce to local food pantries.

Specific Crop Information- Also available in Spanish vegetable gardening bean
Cilantro
Tomatillos
Cole Crops (broccoli, cabbage, etc.)
Garlic
Peppers
Potatoes
Onions
Sweet Corn
Tomatoes
Melons

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