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CONTENTS

Why grow vegetables at home? 2

Where to grow vegetables 2

Home gardens 2

Growing vegetables in containers 3

Growing vegetables indoors 3

Community gardens 4

Planning your home vegetable garden. . 5

Grow crops adapted to Wisconsin 5

Practice intensive cropping 5

Cultivars (varieties) for the home vegetable garden . 5

Seeds and plants 5

Caring for your vegetable garden 7

Tools and equipment 7

Fertilization 8

Compost 8

Mulches 8

Watering the vegetable garden 9

Weed control 9

Birds and mammals 9

Diseases 10

Insects 10

Nematodes 11

Organic gardening 11

Organic matter 12

Types of vegetables 12

Annual vegetables 12

Biennial vegetables 12

Perennial vegetables 12

Fruit vegetables 12

Root, stem and bulb vegetables 12

Greens 13

Salad vegetables 13

Herbs 13

Vegetables for display and judging ... 13

Vegetables for freezing 13

Vegetables for storage 13

Individual vegetables in alphabetical order 14

Related publications 36

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