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These lists are not and do not pretend to be comprehensive, but we think they catch most of what's important out there. We put quite some time into assembling them, but invariably there will be many fine, useful sites we will have missed. The reason for providing a less-than-exhaustive list is (it's a household motto around here) that some of something is better than all of nothing--that is, better to provide some leads than do none just because you can't do all. If you know of a site you consider vital that's not listed here, please do let us know. Anyway, here they are: poke, probe, play, have fun.
(Also recall that the web is not all of the internet: there is a lot of very useful information available on "usenet", sometimes called "groups" or "news groups". You can easily access usenet through Google's searches: before entering your search terms, click the Groups tab on the main Google page. Usenet groups of especial interest include rec.gardens.edible, rec.gardens, and probably anything with "cook" or "cooking" in its name.)
Note that in these lists. we have omitted pages primarily concerned with diseases of vegetable plants--if you have problems, you'll doubtless do your own search-engine hunt; the pages we list are for general information on growing edibles. We have also omitted pages that are individual messages on archived message boards--there are far too many such to list individually.
The sites listed below are "general" in the sense that they are not particular to just one or a few vegetable types. A few of these links are specialized in some other way (such as how to determine your USDA Zone), but most are broad-coverage vegetable-gardening sites, usually with numerous articles or pages on individual vegetables and often with other gardening-related information. We have not bothered to describe them extensively because most gardeners will simply hop to a site and quickly form their own opinions on its usefulness or uselessness for their individual needs.
Naturally, you can and should poke around each site--go to its home page if that's not where we place you on the site--and see what else they have besides what caught our eyes.
These are sites that are major link collections: "gateways" to other sites.
AgriGator: worldwide agricultural sites - a huge collection
Gardening Links: a part of the amazing WWW Virtual Library meta-site
The Gardening Launch Pad: almost too much information
General Gardening and Home Fruit Links: from the Pollination Home Page
The Garden Gate: from PrairieNet
Garden Blogs: a comprehensive list from Cold-Climate Gardening
Plants For A Future Plant Database: powerful & thorough - this is a great resource
How to Compost: Composting Instructions: extraordinarily thorough, and a very well-constructed site
Preventing Plant Disease By Crop Rotation: good information on a crucial subject
Temperature Effect On Vegetable Seeds: a full lecture on an important topic
Companion Planting: interesting advice from the Canberra Organic Growers Society
The Nutrition Garden: wanna really be self-sufficient? Check this out!
Neglected Horticultural Crops: subtitled 1492 From a Different Perspective, this fascinating (and extensive) page lists eight fine crops now largely (though not entirely) and unjustly neglected
Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener: lengthy tables of useful information
California Rare Fruit Growers: a deep and wide source of information on less-common fruits and berries (many perfectly good to grow in most climates)
The Weekend Gardener: more or less useful and varied information
The Pollination Home Page: pollination information, with helpful images
Edible Landscaping & Gardening: "every perennial plant that is worth growing for the sake of its produce, and that is hardy in at least 3 USDA hardiness zones"
The Heirloom Vegetable Gardener's Assistant: self-describing
Seeds Of Diversity: Canada's Heritage Seed-Saving Network
Alphabetical by State--you can visit the AgriGator site for a fuller list, but these are the ones that turn up regularly in searches for vegetable information. (This list is alphabetical by State.)
U. Arizona Cooperative Extension: Selected Vegetable Crops
Colorado State U.: Horticulture Online
FVSU (Georgia): Vegetables
U. Illinois: Vegetables
Michigan State U.: Vegetable Bulletins
Missouri U: Horticulture Publications
Ohio State U.: Plant Facts - huge, multi-institution searchable database
Oregon State U. Commercial Vegetable Production Guides: useful to home gardeners, too
Texas A&M: Horticulture
Virginia Cooperative Extension: Vegetable Home Gardening
W. Virginia U. Extension: Home & Commercial Gardening
Most or all of these provide information of fairly general (as opposed to strictly regional) usefulness.
Organic Gardening in Central Oregon: a whole book on growing in a tough climate
Growing Tree Fruit at Home in Eastern Washington: from WSU
Vegetable Growing Guides (New York State recommendations): from Cornell U.
Santa Clara County Master Gardeners: Vegetable Recommendations (coastal California)
Slugs & Salal [sic]: Vegetables (coastal NorthWest)
Vegetable Garden Harvest: a compact guide to vegetable gardening, succinctly covering both vegetables and herbs.
Gardening Advice: a broad-based site on vegetables, fruit, and herbs in the home garden; it looks both useful and well laid out.
Royal Horticultural Society Plant Selector: a detailed cultivar chooser for the U.K.
Vegetable Types: from the Natural Food Hub - the whole site is a great resource
Tom Clothier's Garden Walk and Talk: with many excellent lectures from expert horticulturists - a strong, well-organized resource
Garden Guides: vegetables
Due North: vegetable grower's gardening guide (a commercial site--sort of--but good)
My Garden: home-improvement and gardening information for Australia.
Growing Hints: useful "teasers" of data from a company that sells gardening software
We have disassembled this list: vegetable-specific links now appear on the individual pages here dedicated to the particular vegetables themselves.
Our set of lists of seed and plant sellers is a page of its own.
If you find this site interesting or useful, please link to it on your site by cutting and pasting this HTML:
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