Guidelines for Growers of Asparagus, Beans, Cole Crops, Peppers, Sweet Corn and Vine Crops

   The 2018 growing season has come to a close, but many gardeners are already looking forward to 2019 and planning for their next gardening adventures. Those who will be new to gardening may also be planning their space and crops for 2019.

   So, just when do you plant and harvest muskmelon? At what temperature should asparagus be stored? These and other questions are being answered by University of Tennessee Extension in the form of six new publications. Recently posted online, these publications give Tennesseans a quick and accessible guide to asparagus, beans, cole crops, peppers, sweet corn and vine crops.

   According to UT Extension specialist Natalie Bumgarner, “There are many excellent crop options for vegetable gardeners to grow. However, different types of crops often vary in time, space, nutrient and management needs. This series of factsheets focuses on different types of vegetable crops to help home gardeners choose the best crops and varieties for their gardens.”

   The factsheets include region-specific information for beans, cole crops, and vine crops. The publications also identify common pests, diseases and issues for each of the crops. “Growers can be aware of the best time to plant and tips and tricks for managing the productivity of these vegetables in their gardens as well,” continued Bumgarner. 

   To access the factsheets, go to extension.tennessee.edu and search for “Tennessee vegetable garden” under the “publications” tab. The following factsheets are available: Asparagus for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden, Beans for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden, Cole Crops for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden, Peppers for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden, Sweet Corn for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden, and Vine Crops for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden.

   For more home garden resources, call our office at 722-3229, email Anita at abutler1@utk.edu, or come by and see us. We have a wide range of free UT Extension publications for your gardening experience.

   The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service. ag.tennessee.edu.

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