From preparing the soil to harvesting a crop, you can successfully grow many varieties of vegetables in Minnesota.
Learn how to take advantage of our cooler temperatures and how to extend the growing season to have homegrown vegetables throughout the year.
Starting a vegetable garden
Learn how to prepare the soil and garden plot, how to select seeds and plants, and how to plant, grow and water your vegetable garden.
- Growing healthy vegetables is a general guide to keeping diseases and insects from ruining your garden.
- Common insects in vegetable crops - For each vegetable crop, there are a series of insects that show up nearly every year. Growers should anticipate these insect pests and make a plan for management ahead of time.
- See the Fruit and vegetable insects page for a list of common insects and their relatives that feed on vegetables.
- See Vegetable diseases on the Plant diseases page.
- Try the diagnostic tool What's wrong with my plant? for a step-by-step guide through diagnosing a plant problem.
Vegetables for Minnesota gardens
Selecting the right plants that will grow successfully in the north is half the battle. Expert advice from University of Minnesota horticulturalists will help you grow healthy vegetables that enjoy our climate and soil conditions.
- Brussels sprouts
- Bok choy
- Swiss chard
- Chinese cabbage
- Corn, sweet
- Ground cherries
- Squash, summer
- Squash, winter
- Scallions (green onions)