Better Gardening through Science

Planning Your Garden

Planning Your Garden Covers important things to consider in planning your garden: location, orientation, size, and timing. Discusses putting all these pieces together

Rose Rosette Disease

Witch's broom of rose rosette disease.

Rose Rosette Disease Thorough discussion of symptoms, with illustrations. Causes and remediation.

All About Ladybugs

Lady beetles on a leaf. Lady beetles on a leaf.

All About Ladybugs All about lady beetles: life cycle, history, identification, native lady beetles, use as a biological control and how to attract lady beetles.

Fall Vegetable Gardening

A grouping of fall vegetables.

Fall Vegetable Gardening How a fall vegetable garden is different from spring and summer gardens. Plant selection and growth requirements.

Edible Landscaping

Example of an edible landscape.

Edible Landscaping Ways to incorporate fruit, vegetables, herbs and more into your landscape without having the “vegetable garden” look. Plant list provided.  

Soil Preparation

Man using a rototiller to improve soil. Ryan Hagerty, USFWS,  CC BY-ND 2.0

Soil Preparation How to prepare your soil for a garden: what compost is, how to build a compost bin, composting in the rows, proper soil ph, how to improve clay […]

Plants of the Bible

Plants grouped around an open Bible. CC 0

Plants of the Bible Plants were an important part of life in Biblical times. They provided many of the things needed for survival: food, fuel, medicine and building materials. Explore […]

Crop Selection

Selection of seed packets. Photo: Garland Cannon,  CC BY 2.0/

Crop Selection What types of vegetables to grow in your garden, what do you like to eat?  Cool season crops vs. warm season crops, how to select cultivars for your area.

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