Horticulture Fact Sheets
Onions and Related Crops
The onion is one of the easiest vegetables to grow in the home garden during the spring.
The asparagus is one of the most popular perennial spring vegetable that can last 20 years or more.
Its important to harvest fruits at the proper stage of maturity to maintain nutrients, quality and freshness.
Culinary Herbs for Illinois Gardens
The most popular herbs among gardeners are those that are used in cooking.
Growing Herbs in the Home Garden
An herb garden that is carefully planted and maintained is sure to reward its creator throughout the whole season.
Harvesting and Drying Herbs
An herb garden can easily produce through the whole growing season with delightfully scents and culinary flavors.
- Irish Potatoes
The white potato is a stable in American diet and the fourth most important food crop worldwide.
- Planting Vegetable Seeds
Guidelines for buying, planting, saving, gathering, storing, and testing seeds.
The quality of vegetables does not improve after harvest, so timing is important for peak flavor and nutrition.
A vegetable garden provides you with fresh produce and an opportunity to learn about high quality vegetables.