Vegetable Gardening Resources

Grow Your Own

vegetable seedlings in a pot with the words getting started on the photo

vegetable plant seedling in a person's hand with the words starting seeds on it

Yellow Flower

spade in dirt with words soil testing on the photo

radishes in a person's hand with the words food safety on the photo

broccoli on burlap with text brassica crop pest identification

indoor plants under light

multi-colored tomatoes with the words basics and plant selection written on the photo

vegetable sprouting out of soil with words common garden problems written on the photo

Raised Beds

vegetable plant with brown rot or fungus on the stem in a garden with words diagnosing plant problems on the photo

tomatoes on a table with words tomato pest identification

Lettuce transplant

Additional Resources

vegetables with the words fact sheets written on the photo

vegetable plants growing in soil with the word videos on the photo

shovel with soil on it with text that says video: how to soil test

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Vegetable Gardening Resources from UConn Extension

Growing your own vegetables is fun, cost-effective, and helps provide your family with a safe and nutritious food supply. UConn Extension has many programs to assist with your vegetable garden, whether you are starting a garden for the first time, or returning for another season. Specialists from our Master Gardener program, Vegetable Crops program, Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory, and Home and Garden Education Center have contributed to this page.

We are also ready to answer your other questions via email consultation.

UConn CAHNR Extension has more than 100 years’ experience strengthening communities in Connecticut and beyond. Extension programs address the full range of issues set forth in CAHNR’s strategic initiatives:

  • Ensuring a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry and food supply
  • Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally
  • Designing sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces
  • Advancing adaptation and resilience in a changing climate.

Programs delivered by Extension reach individuals, communities, and businesses in each of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities.

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