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Which vegetables do you want to grow? Where should the garden be? Full sun Fertile/well-drained soil Source of water Weed free As close to back door as possible Types of Gardens Container Raised beds Conventional Containers Raised Beds Conventional How big should the garden be?

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where should the garden be
Where should the garden be?
  • Full sun
  • Fertile/well-drained soil
  • Source of water
  • Weed free
  • As close to back door as possible
types of gardens
Types of Gardens
  • Container
  • Raised beds
  • Conventional
how big should the garden be
How big should the garden be?
  • Which vegetables do you want to grow?
  • What is your family size?
  • How much of each vegetable desired?
  • Fresh or preserved?

Garden Tabloid Planting Guide

making a garden plan
Making a Garden Plan
  • Plant groups
  • Calendar
  • Plant size
  • Trellis
  • Row width
calendar
Calendar
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Cool season plants
  • Warm season plants
row width
Row Width
  • Trailing plants
  • Upright plants
  • Multirow
  • Bed/container size
irrigation
Irrigation
  • Timing
  • Amount
  • Type
    • Sprinkle
    • Drip
    • Flood
weed management
Weed Management
  • Soil preparation
  • Mulches
  • Herbicides
  • “Cold steel”
fertilizer application
Fertilizer Application
  • Preplant
  • Side dressing
  • Fertigation
  • Foliar feeding
signs of overfertilization
Signs of Overfertilization
  • Wilting seedlings
  • Browning of leaf margins (crispy)
  • Poor fruit set
  • Too much vegetative growth without blooming

Remedy - Water, water, water

corrective pesticide use
Corrective Pesticide Use
  • Identify the problem
  • React to problems as they occur
  • Integrated Pest Management
harvesting interval
Harvesting Interval
  • Waiting period after pesticide use
  • May eliminate use of certain pesticides
mississippi favorites tomato fertilizer
Mississippi FavoritesTomato Fertilizer
  • Importance of calcium
    • Blossom end rot
    • Do not over-nitrate
  • pH
    • Declines during season
mississippi favorites growing peppers
Mississippi FavoritesGrowing Peppers
  • Treat like tomatoes
    • Usually do not stake or prune
  • Sweet peppers do not set fruit in hot weather
  • Takes hot sun to make hot pepper
  • Susceptible to blossom-end rot