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Contents
Amaranth
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Beans
Beet
Berries
Brocolli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chiles
Comfrey
Collard
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Fruit & trees
Garlic
Gourds
Grapes & wine
Green beans
Greens
Herbs
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Melons
Mushrooms
Mustard
Oil, fiber, biofuel plants
Olive
Okra
Onion
Parsley
Parsnip
Peanuts
Peas
Peppers, sweet
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Quinoa
Radish
Rhubarb
Rutabaga
Spinach
Sprouts
Sumer squash
Sunchokes
Sweet potato
Tomatoes
Turnip
Watermelon
Winter squash

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Most advisories are geared to US conditions & markets unless noted otherwise.  This does not include large-scale commercial field crops but does include some oil, fiber, and biofuel resources. Links are included for useful information but do not imply endorsement or recommendation in any way.

SEE ALSO Gardening-general  Seeds, heirlooms  Biodynamic, organic
& Food publications

 

     Amaranth

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grnbullet.gif (819 bytes) All about amaranth varieties Purdue U
grnbullet.gif (819 bytes) Amaranth Rediscovered a comprehensive study, Purdue U

     Arrugula (Rocket, Roquette)

SEE Greens

     Artichokes

   Growing, using at tracker.com
   All abut globe artichoke Purdue U
    SEE Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichoke)

     Asparagus

   All about Asparagus  Purdue U
   Production, marketing, harvest, storage Penn State U
   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Varieties & methods
   Asparagus growing, from Organic Guru Down Under
   Asparagus Production[PDF]  (HTML)  Oklahoma State U
   Asparagus Production in Home Vegetable Garden in New Mexico, New Mexico State U
   Commercial Production of Asparagus in New Mexico, New Mexico State U
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Home Garden Asparagus Production [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U 

    Avocado

   Grow an Avocado

    Beans

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Snap bean production  Penn State U
   Basic Cultural Practices for Commercial Production of Green (Snap) Beans U of Nebraska
   Tepary beans source information Purdue U
Tepary bean culture in arid land U of Florida
   Beans, neglected varieties from a 1492 perspective  Purdue U
   Beans database at Dave's Garden
   Beans genes database North Dakota State U
   Pulse crops, dry beans and peas in Canada  Purdue U

     Beet

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Home Garden Beet Production [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U

   Berries

       SEE also Fruits & Trees
   All the berry types, crop information from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
   Other temperate berry crops  Purdue U
   Blueberry varieties   comparative & methods
   JRT Blueberry Nursery, British Colombia
   Highbush blueberry production [PDF] .pdf  Penn State U
   Blueberry plant suppliers & propagators, listings Ontario
   Alternative Opportunities for Small Farms: Blueberry Production Review U of Florida
   Blueberry Production for the Home Garden [PDF] (HTML)  Oklahoma State U
   Potted Blueberries  from Organic Guru Down Under
   Establishing Blueberries in the Home Garden [PDF] .pdf  View as HTML
   Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. is the world's leading wholesale blueberry nursery
   Berries, Canada
   Fruit in the Home Garden, growing advice on blackberries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, apple trees, North Carolina State U
   Blackberry Production in New Mexico , New Mexico State U
   Blackberry varieties & methods
   Blackberry production Purdue U
   Rasberry growing    from Organic Guru Down Under
   Red Raspberry Production [PDF] .pdf   Penn State U
   Commercial Everbearing Red Raspberry Production for New Mexico New Mexico State U
   Rasberry varieties & methods
   Strawberry varieties & methods
   Strawberry Production  Penn State U
   Home Garden Strawberry Production in New Mexico, New Mexico State U
   Currants & gooseberries supplier
   DeGrandchamp's Nursery blueberry, cranberry and lingonberry plants
   Hartmann's Plant Company  elderberries   lingonberries  pawpaw
   Northwest Berry and Grape Information Network

     Broccoli

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Cole Crop Production (Broccoli, Cabbage, & Cauliflower)[PDF]  (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Production, marketing, harvest, storage Penn State U
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Home Garden Broccoli Raab [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Culture of Cole Crops  U of Nebraska
   Broccoli production  Purdue U
   Broccoli Raab

     Brussels Sprouts

   Growing, storing, using  U of Illinois

   "People are trying to find ways to shorten the distance between producers and consumers, to make the connections between the two more direct, and to make this local economic activity a benefit to the local community. They are trying to learn to use the consumer economies of local towns and cities to preserve the livelihoods of local farm families and farm communities. They want to use the local economy to give consumers an influence over the kind and quality of their food, and to preserve and enhance the local landscapes. They want to give everybody in the local community a direct, long-term interest in the prosperity, health, and beauty of their homeland."
   -- Wendell Berry full article

 

Gardening Without Work
By Ruth Stout

    Cabbage

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Home Garden Cabbage Production [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Cole Crop Production (Broccoli, Cabbage, & Cauliflower)[PDF]  (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Culture of Cole Crops  U of Nebraska

     Cantaloupe (see melons)

   Cantaloupe Production[PDF]  (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Production, marketing, storage  Penn State U

    Carrots

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Growing from Organic Guru Down Under
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Carrot production  Purdue U

    Cauliflower

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Cole Crop Production (Broccoli, Cabbage, & Cauliflower)[PDF]  (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Culture of Cole Crops  U of Nebraska 

   Celery

   Home Garden Celery In Eastern North Carolina[PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Celery seed, medicinal uses  Purdue U.

     Chard

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Chard growing from Organic Guru Down Under
   Spinach and Swiss Chard U of Nebraska

     Chiles



   Chile Production in North-Central New Mexico , NMSU
   Growing at tracker.com
    See also Peppers

     Comfrey

SEE Herbs

     Collard

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Home Garden Collards [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U

    Corn

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Sweet corn production  Penn State U
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Sweet Corn Production[PDF]  (HTML)  Oklahoma State U

    Cucumber

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Production, marketing, harvest, storage Penn State U
   Cucumbers  from Organic Guru Down Under
   Growing, using at tracker.com
   Home Trellised Cucumbers [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Slicing Cucumber Production[PDF]   (HTML)    Oklahoma State U
   Growing Cucumbers in the Home Garden Ohio State U
   The Cucurbit Network

    Eggplant

   Growing, storing, using, U of Illinois
   Home Garden Eggplant [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Eggplant production U of Nebraska

 

Cornucopia: A source Book of Edible Plants, Purdue

 

    Fruit & trees



     SEE also Berries
   Midwest Small Fruit & Grape Net, Ohio State U
   Backyard orchard culture
   Virtual Orchard is for sustainable apple production
   North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) tree supplier list
   Burnt Ridge Fruiting trees, vines & shrubs, nut trees, fruit bearing groundcovers,
   Fedco Trees "Offering hardy fruit trees for 18 years, our list includes grape vines, berry bushes, shade trees, conifers, ornamental flowering trees and shrubs, edible perennials, ornamental and medicinal perennial plant crowns".
   Fruit and Nut Trees Around Your Home
   Fruit tree culture in Texas Hill Country
   Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear , New Mexico State U
   Pollination Requirements for Fruits and Nuts [PDF] (HTML)   Oklahoma State U
   Tree Crops: a Permanent Agriculture. Smith, J. Russell 1929
   Fruit & Orchards forum at GardenWeb
   Producing Texas Fruits and Nuts Organically
   Soil for Fruit Trees[PDF]  (HTML)    Oklahoma State U
   North American Fruit Explorers
   California Rare Fruit Growers
   Northern Nut Growers Association
   Fruit and nut information U of California
   Mediterranean fruits   Purdue U


   Garlic

   Garlic soils and fertilizer
   Garlic planting
   Harvesting, storage, seed sources
   Garlic Production In New Mexico
   Garlic growing from Organic Guru Down Under
   Garlic USDA from Purdue
   Heirloom garlic bulbs

    Gourds

   American Gourd Society 
   Growing and Curing Gourds in the Home Garden, Ohio State U
   Extensive links for squash, pumpkins, and gourds Purdue U
   Gourd Artists' Guild



 
    Grapes & Wine

   Growing Grapes in the Home Garden [PDF] (HTML)   Oklahoma State U
   Vitis vinifera L.Vitaceae, Old world, European, California grapes  Purdue U
   Ron Rombough grape varieties for sale, much information
   Growing Grapes From Cuttings Ron Rombough
   Growing Grapes in the Home Garden, Iowa State U
   Growing Grapes in Kentucky, extremely detailed on varieties, culture, U of Kentucky
   Growing Grapes for Home Use, U of Minnesota
   Growing Grapes, Penn State U
   Growing Grapes in Indiana
   Viticulture in the UK
   Towards Organic Vineyards
   Winemakers Emporium, grapes - "the most informative winemaking site in the world"
   Home Wine Making Washington State U.
   Economics of Wine Production  Virginia Tech
   Growing Grapes in New Mexico, New Mexico State U
   NM grape propagation summer_garden_tips.htm
   Vineyard Propagation From Cuttings , New Mexico State U
   Midwest Small Fruit & Grape Net, Ohio State U
   Grapetalk.com - Internet information for grape growers and vineyard managers
   Grapeseek  directory for growing, supplies, more
   Northwest Berry and Grape Information Network
   California Wine Institute
   Muscadine grape, Southern Fox Grape  Purdue U
   Organic viticulture discussion list
   Growgrapes discussion list

    Green beans

   Growing, using at tracker.com

   Greens

   Home Garden Greens [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Broccoli Raab
   Arrugula (Rocket, Roquette) Purdue U
   Lettuce and Other Salad Greens U of Nebraska

     Herbs, culinary & medicinal

SEE Herbal, cultivation, marketing, usage

    Kohlrabi

   Culture of Cole Crops  U of Nebraska

 

Howard Garrett,
The Dirt Doctor

& Howard's books

   Lettuce

   Growing, storing, using   U of Illinois
   Lettuce production U of Nebraska
   Leaf lettuce   from Organic Guru Down Under
   Growing at tracker.com
   Home Garden Lettuce [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Lettuce and Other Salad Greens U of Nebraska

    Melons

   Growing, storing, using Muskmelon  U of Illinois
   Cantaloupe   from Organic Guru Down Under
   Watermelon World
   Cantaloupe Production[PDF]  (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Cantaloupe Production, marketing, storage  Penn State U
   Melons at Produceoasis
   Growing at tracker.com

    Mushrooms

   Cornell mushroom resources
   Varieties resources   Purdue U

    Mustard

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois

    Oil, Fiber & Biofuel plants

   Guayule (natural latex) at Purdue U
   Jojoba (oils) at Purdue U
   Hemp resources, extensive (multiple uses) at Purdue U
   Oil seed production in Canada  Purdue U
   Pulp, biomass, and energy crops in Canada  Purdue U
   Rapeseed, canola Purdue U

    Okra

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Okra growing   from Organic Guru Down Under
   Growing at tracker.com
   Home Garden Okra [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U

    Olive

   Olive production U of California
   Olive resources   Purdue U
   Olive oil information & products
   Olive background & production & Commercially Viable Olive Cultivars in  Australia

   Onion

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Onion growing   from Organic Guru Down Under
   Drying Shallots  from Organic Guru Down Under
   Production, marketing, harvest, storage Penn State U
   Growing at tracker.com
   Home Garden Green Bunch Onions [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Irrigating Onions  U of Nebraska

    Parsley

   Parsley growing    from Organic Guru Down Under
   Parsley USDA from Purdue

   Parsnip

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois

   Peanuts

   Peanuts in the Home Garden [PDF] (HTML)   Oklahoma State U

    Peas

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Sugar snap peas    from Organic Guru Down Under
   Southern Pea Production [PDF]   (HTML)     Oklahoma State U
   Growing at tracker.com
   Home Garden Southern Peas [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U

    Peppers , bell

     SEE also Chiles
   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Production, marketing, harvest, storage Penn State U
   Peppers growing    from Organic Guru Down Under
   Pepper Production [PDF]  (HTML)    Oklahoma State U
   Growing at tracker.com
   Home Garden Pepper Production [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U

    Potatoes

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Growing at tracker.com
   Production at Penn State U
   Potato Production[PDF]  (HTML)  Oklahoma State U

    Pumpkin

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Production Penn State U
   Growing, harvesting at tracker.com
   Squash and Pumpkin Production[PDF]   (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Extensive links for squash, pumpkins, and gourds Purdue U



 
    Quinoa

   History, uses, cultivation Purdue U
   The BYU Quinoa Project
   Quinoa -- Mother Grain of the Incas order from White Mountain Farm
   Colorado Quinoa--Transplanted from the Andes

   History, nutrition, recipe

    Radish

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Growing at tracker.com

    Rhubarb

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois

    Rutabaga

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois

    Spinach

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Home Garden Spinach [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Spinach and Swiss Chard U of Nebraska

    Sprouts

   Growing Sprouts U of Nebraska

    Summer Squash

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Growing at tracker.com
   Extensive links for squash, pumpkins, and gourds Purdue U

   Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke)

   History, cooking
   Varieties, growing, storing North Carolina State U
   Growing at Suite101
   All about sunchokes   Purdue U

   Sweet Potato

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Sweet Potato Production[PDF]   (HTML)   Oklahoma State U
   Sweet Potatoes production  U of Nebraska

 

 

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Country Smallholding - Britain's Smallholding Site. "Country Smallholding" magazine was started as a bi-monthly in 1975 by David and Katie Thear at a time when there was no publication available for smallholders and the whole climate was one of intensive, chemical farming. They learnt to cultivate the soil organically and to raise animals and poultry humanely -- efforts supported by John Seymour, the self-sufficiency author, Lawrence D. Hills, founder of the Henry Doubleday Association, Britain's main organic society, and Dr Fritz Schumacher, author of "Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered". Initially called Practical Self Sufficiency, then Home Farm, now Country Smallholding. Subscribe online, site has good resources for smallholders: wide selection of books on smallholding subjects, extensive set of British links.


 
     Tomatoes

   Production   Penn State U
   Tomato forum at Gardenweb
   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Watering tomatoes drip by drip
   Plant symptoms in general, Cornell
   Starting from seed, Gardenguides
   Top Ten Tomato Tips
   Starting tomatoes from seed
   Tmatoes in Colorado
   Transplanting hot pepper & tomato
   Tomato production, Queensland, Australia
   Easy Tomato Freezing   from Organic Guru Down Under
   Tomato Production for Saskatchewan
   The big tomato contest
   Fresh Market Tomatoes
   Growing Home Garden Tomatoes
   Pruning And Supporting Home Garden Tomatoes [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Tomato growing   from Organic Guru Down Under
   Tomatoes in the Home Garden  U of Nebraska
   Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden [PDF]   (HTML) Oklahoma State U
   Commercial Production of Fresh Market Tomatoes [PDF]   Oklahoma State U
   Growing at tracker.com
   Growing Tomatoes for Home Use [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U
   Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes

    Turnip

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Turnips & mustards at tracker.com
   Home Garden Turnips And Rutabagas [PDF]PDF Format North Carolina State U

    Watermelon

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Growing at tracker.com
   Watermelon Production [PDF] (HTML)  Oklahoma State U

    Winter Squash

   Growing, storing, using U of Illinois
   Extensive links for squash, pumpkins, and gourds Purdue U


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