Vegetable Gardening 101

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Summary: Pick a sunny site, incorporate compost, select vegetable varieties that will thrive in the season, plant according to spacing recommendations on the packet, mulch to prevent weeds and before you know it you will be ready to harvest.

Crops for Spring and Fall:  Root crops (carrots, radishes, turnips, etc.) and leafy greens (lettuce, spinach, kale, etc.)

Crops for Summer: fruiting crops (tomato, squash, eggplant, etc.)

Additional Resources

If you're a North Carolina resident with a question about a topic on this site, your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office can help.

Contact your local county center.

Written By

Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyUrban Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy E-mail Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Apr 5, 2020
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