West Virginia Garden Guide
Growing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are a cool weather crop from the Brassicaceae family of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, collards, radishes, turnips, kohlrabi and kale. While they can be cultivated in some areas in the spring, production in West Virginia is typically in the fall.
Carrots are nutritious and their sweet flavor makes them a favorite among those that claim not to like vegetables. Carrots come in an assortment of shapes and colors and store well for several months.
Garlic is good for more than just keeping the vampires away. This cholesterol-fighting super herb can be easily grown to meet the needs of the busy gardener.
Growing Green Beans
Green beans are one of the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners. They are one of the oldest cultivated plants and are classified as a legume.
No other vegetable packs a nutritive punch quite like leafy greens. These vitamin and mineral-packed vegetables are easy to grow in West Virginia.
Kale is a cool season plant from the Brassica oleracea family, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Kale can be grown in West Virginia in the spring or fall.
Many melon varieties are well-suited to West Virginia’s climate and growing season. When choosing a variety to grow, consider the length of your growing season as well as your flavor preference.Melon Production
Nutrition of Melons
Other Considerations for Melons
Peas are typically classified as one of three types depending upon their characteristics and desired usage: sugar snap peas, snow peas and dry peas.
Peppers can be sweet or hot, tiny or a foot long, and range in color from green, yellow and orange to red, purple and brown.
Two types of popcorn are grown: pearl and rice. Pearl popcorn has round smooth kernels, while rice popcorn kernels are elongated.Growing Popcorn
Pollination Considerations for Popcorn
Disease Concern for Popcorn
Harvest of Popcorn
Popcorn Nutrition & Cooking Considerations
Pumpkins are members of the cucurbit family, which also includes cucumbers, squash, gourds and melons. More than a billion pounds of pumpkins are produced annually in the United States, primarily for the fall season.
Growing Summer Squash
Summer squash are one of the most productive plants in the garden. They are a great choice for West Virginia gardeners as they are easy to grow and quickly produce many fruits that are dense in nutrients.
Growing Sweet Corn
Sweet corn is distinguished from other corns by its high sugar content when in the milk, by its early dough stages and by its wrinkled, translucent kernels when dry.Sweet Corn Planting Time
Growing Sweet Lunchbox Peppers
Lunchbox peppers are miniature hybrid sweet peppers known for their fruit-like, sweet flavor, crisp texture and colorful appearance.