University of Illinois Extension

Volume 6 Special Issue

Articles in this issue...

Root Vegetables: The Underground Garden

The stars of most vegetable gardens are tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers and squashes, said Greg Stack, a U of I Extension horticulturist.

"But, it is time to shed a little light on those vegetables that grow underground, often called the 'root crops,'" said Stack.

Hot, Sweet and New

There is something sweet and something hot for your garden, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulturist.

"There is a new melon and pepper from All- America Selections," said Greg Stack.

Square Foot Gardens

Do you want to have fresh vegetables, but you don't have the space or time for a large garden," asked Jeff Rugg, a U of I Extension horticulture educator.

"You can grow enough fresh vegetables for one person in a garden that is only four feet by four feet," said Rugg.

Extending the Vegetable Harvest

Gardeners most often think about extending the vegetable harvest by what they can do to keep their vegetables from being frosted or frozen at the end of the growing season, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture specialist.

What's Wrong with My Tomatoes?

If you grow tomatoes and do not treat for diseases, then expect one of two fungal foliar diseases to cause the loss of leaves, said a University of Illinois Extension PSEP plant pathologist.