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Planning the garden
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Planning the Garden
Fruit and Vegetable Science
K. Jerome

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  • 1. PLANNING THE GARDEN
  • 2.
    • “ Nothing happens in living nature that is not in relation to the whole”
            • Goethe
  • 3. Site Selection
    • Don’t need huge spreading
    • beds
    • Small spaces
    • with special methods
  • 4. Site Selection
    • Containers
  • 5. Site Selection
    • Sun
    • some vegetables and fruits grow in partial shade
    • most need seven to eight hours of sun
  • 6. Site Selection
    • Soil
    • Drainage
    • Fertility
    • pH
  • 7. Site Selection
    • Raised beds
  • 8. Site Selection
    • Accessibility
    • distance from house
    • mud
    • water access
    • compost pile access
  • 9. Site Selection
    • Wind protection
    • Aesthetics – landscape
    • design
  • 10. Plant Choice
    • Several things to think about before ordering or buying seeds.
  • 11. Plant Choice
    • Be rational:
    • overwhelmed with produce
  • 12. Plant Choice
    • Grow what you will eat
    • putting food up space hogs
  • 13. Plant Choice
    • climate – number one limiting factor
    • microclimates, high and low temperatures
  • 14. Plant Choice
    • Days to maturity
    • our average last frost –
    • April 30
    • first frost –
    • October 16
    • average growing season of 172
    • days
  • 15. Vegetable Selection
  • 16. Warm season
  • 17. Cool season
  • 18. Perennial
  • 19.
    • Kenosha County, Wisconsin: Climate Data and Growing Season Summary
  • 20. Seed Catalog
  • 21. Terminology
    • Heirloom
    • handed down for generations
    • reliably produce same vegetable every year
    • http://www.seedsavers.org
    • http://www.heirloomseeds.com/
  • 22. Terminology
    • F1 hybrid
    • human-created hybrid
    • seeds produced by carefully controlling cross-pollination of two varieties with specific
    • Don’t "come true”
    • http://www.tmseeds.com/product/205.html
  • 23. Terminology
    • Disease resistance
    • VFN or M
    • types of diseases or pests plants prone to
    • example: tomatoes prone to verticillium wilt
    • http://www.reimerseeds.com/heartland-tomato.aspx
  • 24. Terminology
    • Days to germinate
    • time from planting seed to emergence of true leaves
  • 25. Terminology
    • Days to maturity
    • average number of days plant will take from germinating to producing fruit under ideal conditions
    • http://www.burpee.com/product/vegetables/tomatoes/early+tomatoes/tomato+bush+early+girl+hybrid+-+1+pkt.+%2830+seeds%29.do

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