Monthly Tips, Management Templates and More from UT Extension Experts

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The 2019 Tennessee Home Vegetable Garden Calendar is now available for download. Covering topics like scheduling planting and harves, area-specific suggestions and crop management, the calendar is a helpful resource for Tennessee home gardeners. Image courtesy UTIA.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― 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, so we want to continue that momentum for Tennessee growers. The 2019 calendar features all of the information and tips of the 2018 calendar, with additions of the newest research crop spotlights and management tips.”

The calendar includes tips for scheduling planting, harvest and general management. It is formatted like a regular calendar, and you can print and display in a convenient area or use on your computer throughout the year. 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. The frost/freeze probable dates for twelve Tennessee communities is also included in this year’s calendar.

The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar is available for download from the UT Extension website, and 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. 

To download your copy of the Tennessee Home Vegetable Garden 2019 Calendar, visit extension.tennessee.edu/publications and type “2019 calendar” into the search bar. Bumgarner also points out the PDF contains links to connect readers to other UT Extension gardening resources, denoted by green text throughout the calendar.  

For more information about gardening, contact your local county Extension office.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service. ag.tennessee.edu​.

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Contact: 

Natalie Bumgarner, UT Department of Plant Sciences, nbumgarn@utk.edu​​

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