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

Grapevine pests and diseases can cause significant damage and crop loss, and the signs and symptoms of these ailments can be hard to recognize. This publication describes several pests and diseases that plague grapevines as well as instructions to keep growers vigilant and prepared in administering treatment. (84 Pages)

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Cantaloupes and honeydew melons are vining crops that are grown during the warm season of Texas. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of cantaloupe and honeydew melon plants and provides two recipes that showcase the melons. (2 pages)

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In Texas, watermelons are a favorite summer treat. They are made up of about 90 percent water, making them the perfect way to quench thirst and satisfy a sweet tooth. Watermelons are a member of the cucurbit family, along with squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of watermelon plants and […]

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

Introduction to Basic Plant Breeding provides a review of plant reproduction genetic variation, gene banks, germplasm preservation, gene segregation, the power of selection and its role in plant breeding, and an introduction to intellectual property and its role in the life of a plant breeder.

Course

Advanced Plant Breeding provides the student with an overview of plant breeding methodology, statistics, and implementation.

Course

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

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

    Grapevine pests and diseases can cause significant damage and crop loss, and the signs and symptoms of these ailments can be hard to recognize. This publication describes several pests and diseases that plague grapevines as well as instructions to keep growers vigilant and prepared in administering treatment. (84 Pages)

  • Publication

    Cantaloupes and honeydew melons are vining crops that are grown during the warm season of Texas. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of cantaloupe and honeydew melon plants and provides two recipes that showcase the melons. (2 pages)

  • Publication

    In Texas, watermelons are a favorite summer treat. They are made up of about 90 percent water, making them the perfect way to quench thirst and satisfy a sweet tooth. Watermelons are a member of the cucurbit family, along with squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of watermelon plants and […]

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    This publication on Radishes is part of a series on fruits and vegetables that includes growing, storing, and cooking tips-as well as healthy cooking recipes. Information for this series has been gathered and curated by Aggie Horticulture. (1 page)

  • Publication

    This publication on Sugar Snap Peas is part of a series on fruits and vegetables that includes growing, storing, and cooking tips-as well as healthy cooking recipes. Information for this series has been gathered and curated by Aggie Horticulture. (2 pages)

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