Growing Vegetables

Insect and Disease Control

Compressed Air Sprayer

Garden vegetables are susceptible to many insect and disease problems. Unless these problems are effectively controlled, they greatly reduce vegetable quantity and quality. Begin control of garden insects and diseases by following good cultural and sanitation practices. Rake and burn or bury insect-infested or diseased plant residues after harvest so these problems will not overwinter in the garden. Turning plant residues under in the fall allows them ample time to decay before spring. Avoid...

Advanced Gardening Techniques

Gardens will produce more in less area and quality will be higher if certain vegetables are grown vertically rather than horizontally. Vegetables grown vertically have an extended harvest season and are easier to spray, tend Figure 14. Caging tomatoes reduces labor for supporting the plants and increases yield. Be sure to fasten cages to stakes driven into the ground. Figure 14. Caging tomatoes reduces labor for supporting the plants and increases yield. Be sure to fasten cages to stakes driven...