Species and Varieties

Information on choosing species and varieties of vegetable crops, including lettuce, onions, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, potatoes, beans, corn, garlic, peppers, eggplant and pumpkin. Tips on container growing and transplantation.

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Wheel bug nymphs
Attracting Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.” More
Vegetables
Vegetables - Articles Articles

Vegetables

Norma Jeanne Young

Photos of vegetables typically grown in Pennsylvania. More
Vegetable Planting and Transplanting Guide
Vegetable Planting and Transplanting Guide - Articles Articles
Listing of the major vegetables and the "best" time to plant. More
Seasonal Classification of Vegetables
Seasonal Classification of Vegetables - Articles Articles
Plants can be classified by the temperatures which produce optimum growth. The two broadest categories of plants based on temperature are cool-season and warm-season crops. More
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Late Summer Lettuce - Articles Articles

Late Summer Lettuce

John Esslinger

If you have a patch in the garden to plant something for later in the fall, frost-hardy, low-light lettuce is a good choice for late summer planting. More
2012 Sweet Spanish Onion Variety Trial
2012 Sweet Spanish Onion Variety Trial - Articles Articles
Transplanting short day onions between March 15 and April 1 would make it possible to grow some onions in Pennsylvania, specifically Chianti and Pinot Rouge. More
2014 Broccoli Variety Trial Results
2014 Broccoli Variety Trial Results - Articles Articles
In the 2014 growing season we evaluated 25 broccoli cultivars in a spring and fall crop in three locations to determine which are best suited for Pennsylvania. More
Container Grown Peppers
Container Grown Peppers - Articles Articles
This article, coupled with the advice in "Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations", should get you on the path to success. More
Container Grown Eggplants
Container Grown Eggplants - Articles Articles
This article, coupled with the advice in "Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations", will get you growing great eggplants. More
Container Grown Cucumbers, Zucchini and Squash
Container Grown Cucumbers, Zucchini and Squash - Articles Articles
This article, coupled with the advice in "Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations", will get you growing great cucumbers and squash. More
Sweet Corn Ears
Sweet Corn Production - Articles Articles

Sweet Corn Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Initial investment is relatively low, and many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom-hired. More
Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics
Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics - Articles Articles
Host resistance is an important tool for managing diseases. Potato cultivars vary in susceptibility to common diseases including late blight, early blight and common scab. More
Peppers
Pepper Production - Articles Articles

Pepper Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Peppers lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Potatoes
Potato Production - Articles Articles

Potato Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

With many varieties and high consumer consumption, potatoes fit well with many small growers and can be marketed through various outlets. More
Cucumber
Cucumber Production - Articles Articles

Cucumber Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Multiple markets exist for growers with fewer than 5 acres, and many field operations, such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting, can be custom hired. More
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