University of Illinois Extension

Volume 5 Special Issue

Articles in this issue...

Vegetable Gardening Returns!

While Washington, D.C. talks about "shovel ready" projects, few projects are more "shovel ready" than that of vegetable gardening, said Greg Stack, University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.

Landscaping with Vegetables

There isn't anything as tasty as picking fresh tomatoes, peppers or lettuce from your backyard garden on a summer day. But with the average home lot filled with shrubs, trees, a lawn and flowerbeds, is it absolutely imperative you have a space designated for vegetables, asked David Robson, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Vegetable Garden Pests

Vegetable garden pests usually come in a couple of versions, those that eat vegetable plant parts for food and those that use the sap for their source of food, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture specialist.

Growing Peppers

Many different kinds of peppers can be grown in Illinois home gardens, said Maurice Ogutu, U of I Extension horticulture educator.

Caring for Tomatoes

If you grow tomatoes and do not treat for diseases, then expect one of two foliar diseases to cause the loss of leaves, said James Schuster, a U of I Extension plant pathology specialist.