Gardening in Michigan
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Vegetable gardening—getting started

Whether you are new to gardening or a veteran, our vegetable gardening tip sheet will help you be successful from planting to harvest. Go to our Tip Sheets page for more information on growing specific vegetables and other advice. (Don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader for pdf files? Download it here.)

Garden planning calendar



Plant seeds



View planning calendar

Where to put your garden

Build your garden soil 

Plan your garden on paper

Plant your vegetable garden

Keep your plants growing

Read this article from MSU Extension on how to proceed when you have vegetable garden issues.

Harvest vegetablesHarvested vegetables

Videos for vegetable planting

Smart Gardening tip sheets

Preserving vegetables

Also, check out MSU Extension’s publications about growing vegetables.