Welcome to a special issue of the Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter. This issue is devoted to the beginning home gardener. Here we have assembled in one place the basic information you will need to start a home garden for fun, for relaxation, or to stretch your food budget. We will cover the most common vegetable crops, how to plant, care for, harvest and use them. We also provide a brief overview of common insect pests and plant diseases, focusing on how to avoid problems, and how to reduce dependence on pesticides to grow acceptable numbers and quality of home vegetables. Enjoy.
Contributors to this special issue include: Richard Jauron, Cindy Haynes and James Romer, Department of Horticulture, Eldon Everhart, Extension Horticulture Field Specialist, Laura Jesse and Fanny Iriarte, ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, Donald Lewis, Department of Entomology, and former staff member and student Sherry Rindels and Foy Spicer.
The CLINIC is here to help. Please contact the ISU Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic for help diagnosing your problem and for recommendations on treatments.
For information on specific vegetables please click on the crops below: