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Cool-Season Vegetables

Growing Great Vegetables
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Growing a vegetable garden is hard work, but sometimes, the hardest part is knowing where to start.

Dig in with confidence this spring, with the Growing Great Vegetables five-week webinar series that explores how to grow a vegetable garden from seed to harvest. Log on for a weekly online workshop covering a new topic, engage with Illinois Extension horticulture experts, and receive emails with even more research-based tips and factsheets.

Cool-season crops can be grown in spring or fall, each with its own characteristics and potential issues. Learn about some of the different cool-season vegetables that can be grown in Illinois and how to grow and harvest them.

Additional Series Sessions 

Each class covers a different topic. Registered participants can attend all five sessions and a bonus Q&A session on April 23. Sessions are recorded and made available to registered participants if they are unable to attend live.

  • February 27, Where Will You Garden?: Build a garden using whatever space you have. Learn about traditional garden plots, raised beds, salad tables, container gardening, growing vertically, and more.
  • March 12, Cool-Season Vegetables: Cool-season crops can be grown in spring or fall, each with its own characteristics and potential issues. Learn about growing and harvesting cool-season vegetables including how to manage common insect pests.
  • March 19, Warm-Season Vegetables: Warm season crops grow during the hottest part of the year. This session will cover how to make vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, squash, and more flourish while keeping pests at bay.
  • March 26, Insects and Diseases: New and experienced growers alike are challenged by pests, diseases, and disorders of vegetable plants. Learn about insects, diseases, and wildlife pests and how to prevent and handle them.
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