Lawn and Garden

Home Vegetable Gardening

The WVU Extension Service horticulture and gardening program emphasizes sustainability of agricultural practices and quality of life for West Virginians. Some major areas addressed under this program are included on this site.


General Home Gardening Information

Soil Testing

If you didn’t get a soil test, your garden plan has omitted a vital step. Learn how to test your soil...

Gardening with Raised Beds

This centuries old growing technique remains popular and useful to the home gardener to get maximum crop yields from input. Learn more about gardening with raised beds...

Lasagna Gardening

Lasagna Gardening is a nontraditional, organic, layering method you can use to create better soil. The name comes from the layers you make to create beds. Learn how to create a lasagna garden...

Harvesting Vegetables

The quality of vegetables does not improve after harvest, so it is important to gather crops at proper maturity. At that point, vegetables are at their peak for flavor and nutrition. Learn more about harvesting vegetables...

Seed Saving Tips

Seed saving is not always feasible with all types of vegetables, but collecting your own seed can be an exercise in self-sufficiency and a lesson in plant biology. Learn some seed saving tips...

Plants

  • Asparagus - An Early Spring Treat – Asparagus is an attractive and delicious perennial vegetable that can thrive in the home garden for 25 years or more…
  • Asparagus in Your Garden – Asparagus is a delicacy that should be in more West Virginia gardens. It is one of our earliest spring vegetables… Growing Broccoli – Broccoli is one of the best liked dark green vegetables and is delicious if properly prepared. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and riboflavin…
  • Growing Brussels Sprouts – Brussels sprouts is a cool season vegetable that is considered a delicacy by many people. It is a crop that is exacting in both its soil and climatic requirements.
  • Growing Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a cool season vegetable that is considered a delicacy by many persons. It is a crop that is exacting in both its soil and climatic requirements.
  • Growing Onions in the Home Garden – The onion is probably grown in more home gardens than any other vegetable. It is one of the earliest vegetables that we can get from our garden in the spring.
  • Growing Tomatoes – The tomato is one of our prize vegetables. It also ranks among the top three vegetables in importance to commercial growers.
  • Beat Gardener's Winter Blues - Grow Sprouts For Your Salad and the Birds
  • Yes, you can grow shiitake mushrooms – Learn how to easily grow these gourmet grocery store items..