Vegetables

We provide resources to take Texans from planning to planting to harvesting vegetables with programs and materials that cover topics ranging from plant selection to fertilization to composting. Our horticulturists are available to assist Texans with understanding what vegetables are best suited for each region and for each season.

Related Departments: Horticultural Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Economics, Entomology

Tomatoes and peppers

Tips for gardeners during a Texas heat wave

Record temperatures push limits of plant survival Summer is always a challenging time for Texas ornamental and vegetable gardens, but a record heat wave and drought have made it especially difficult to keep plants from turning brown and crispy. So, how can we manage our gardens until rain and cooler temperatures bring relief? Michael Arnold,…

Preserving the Harvest

Preserving the Harvest is a program series that teaches ways to preserve foods with tested recipes and research-based methods, using “hands-on” activities to practice preservation skills.
jars of homemade preserves

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Vegetables

Publications

Publication

Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

Publication

Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

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Gardening in Texas has unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow vegetables here. You just need to know what kind, when, and where.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

Preserving the Harvest is a program series that teaches ways to preserve foods with tested recipes and research-based methods, using “hands-on” activities to practice preservation skills.

Program

Texas Superstar plants are specially recognized for superior performance in tough growing conditions in Texas.

Program

Aggie Horticulture provides gardening and horticultural crop production factsheets, guides and databases.

Courses

Course

This course teaches the basics of growing tomatoes in your garden, and allows you to cover the material at your own pace and on your own time schedule so begin when you’re ready. This course was first developed for Texas gardeners. However, most information is suitable for other regions.

Course

This course provides access to videos, webpages, and printed materials that teachers need to guide students through the Learn, Grow, Eat, & Go program.

Course

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is the popular research-based, evidence-based curriculum project of the International Junior Master Gardener® Program. This course is primarily for elementary students. However, anyone is welcome to enroll and work through the virtual classroom materials at their own pace.

Cooking Well Series

The Cooking Well Series is a suite of programs which includes various lessons of interactive classes with research-based information accompanied by a cooking component. Resources for this program are provided by county agents directly.

All Resources on Vegetables

  • Publication

    Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

  • Publication

    Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

  • Publication

    Gardening in Texas has unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow vegetables here. You just need to know what kind, when, and where.

  • Publication

    Introductory wheel and recipe booklet to learn the basics of growing, harvesting, cooking with, and preserving 10 common herbs.

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    This 4-week curriculum equips early childhood teachers with daily engaging lessons, group activities, and journal prompts to enrich your classroom while making learning fun!

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