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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.


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.

Vegetables and herbs are sorted alphabetically in the drawer below. 


Read Yard and Garden News

For growing tips, emerging issues and good-to-know advice for anyone with a lawn or garden.

On the go?

Listen to the Smart Gardens and What's Killing My Kale? podcasts

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