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Resources for Gardeners

This page serves as a directory of both local and general gardening information and resources. 

If you are a beginning gardener, A Garden in Every Lot will directly provide tilling services, plants and seeds, and consultation. These resources may be especially helpful for second-year gardeners who received assistance from A Garden in Every Lot previously, as well as gardeners who do not qualify for our services.

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Melissa Geimah full garden.jpg

Please review this document from ISU Extension for more details about when to plant and harvest certain vegetables.


Basic tips:

  • Harvest vegetables when they look like they would in a store

  • Pick cucumber, summer squash, and eggplant relatively early

  • Harvest broccoli before heads bloom

  • Harvest brussels sprouts from the bottom of the stalk up as they mature

  • Harvest garlic when tops fall over and begin browning

  • Harvest corn when the silk is dry and brown

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