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Front Page - Friday, December 21, 2018

Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar available

Home gardeners and growers across the state can now utilize a free resource for planting in 2019. The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the University of Tennessee Extension Fruit and Vegetable Workgroup to help users create a comprehensive plan for home vegetable gardens.

Natalie Bumgarner, UT Extension plant sciences expert, says, “The 2018 calendar was extremely useful and well received, and we want to continue that momentum for Tennessee growers. The 2019 calendar features all of the information and tips of the 2018 calendar along with the newest crop research and management tips.”

The calendar includes tips for scheduling planting and harvesting and general management. It’s formatted like a regular calendar, and users can print and display it in a convenient area or view it on their computer.

Also included in the calendar are monthly tasks for growers and an area for taking notes about that month’s weather and crop observations. The calendar is area-specific as well, with suggestions for East, Middle and West Tennessee.

Probable frost dates for 12 Tennessee communities are also included.

The final pages of the file include management templates for crops, climate, pests, and diseases. The file also includes fillable boxes that enable it to be used as an electronic record keeping system for gardeners who do not wish to print the file.

Download the 2019 Tennessee Home Vegetable Garden Calendar

Source: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture