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Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden

Author: 
DeGomez, Tom
Oebker, Norman F.
Call, Robert E.
Publication Date: 
February 2015
Publication Number: 
AZ1435-2015
Pages: 
10 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Ten carefully taken steps will produce many enjoyable moments and an abundant harvest of fresh vegetables during much of the year. The ten steps are: 1) Select a good location. 2) Plan your garden layout. 3) Grow recommended varieties. 4) Obtain good seed, plants, equipment and supplies. 5) Prepare and care for the soil properly. 6) Plant your vegetables properly. 7) Irrigate with care. 8) Mulch & cultivate to control weeds. 9) Be prepared for pests and problems. 10) Harvest at peak quality.
Revised 02/2015. Originally published 09/2007.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Relation: 
Growing Tomatoes Above 6000 Foot Elevations in Arizona, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1282
Fertilizing Home Gardens in Arizona, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1020
Vegetable Planting Calendar for Maricopa County, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1005
Outdoor Eating: Enjoying Nature the No-Waste Way, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1541
Melon Insect Pest Management in Arizona, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1028
Bagrada Bug: A New Pest for Arizona Gardeners, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1588
Source List for Seed and Plants for the Upland Southwest, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1257
Keyword: 
vegetable
irrigation
planting
variety
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Gardening/Horticulture
Youth, Family and Home Management
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