How to Plant a Vegetable Garden in Indiana


how to plant a vegetable garden in

Indiana Indiana is known for its fertile

soils which make it a top producing

agricultural state vegetable gardens in

Indiana also produce a fine product as

long as you attend them correctly

you can plant a garden for spring summer

or fall in Indiana knowing when to plant

when to harvest and how to care for your

crops are among the most vital pieces of

information to take into account when

planning and tending your garden things

you will need rototiller or hope for

preparing soil organic material topsoil

compost are the like seeds or young

plants preparation plan your garden

before planting if you're planting a

large garden with several varieties of

vegetables you need to plan where each

crop will go draw the plan for better

organization and preparation prepare

your soil

although Indiana has very fertile soil

there is also an abundance of clay till

your gardens soil and remove all weeds

and rocks add topsoil or other organic

materials such as compost clippings and

natural fertilizer to your soil order

your seats well before planting if

starting from seed start plants such as

tomatoes and peppers indoors or purchase

young plants instead of seeds planting

the garden

grupe early harvest plants together in

your garden examples include radishes

and lettuce plant tall plants at the

north end according to the home

gardeners guide from Purdue University

planting at the North End prevents

overshadowing the lower growing plants

examples include corn and tomatoes leave

room in your garden for timed planting

timed planting allows for a constant

harvest throughout the season for

example plant quick growing vegetables

in groups every other week or so since

these plants grow quickly it is

sometimes hard to harvest and use all of

the vegetables before they go bad water

and weed your garden is needed weeds

will choke out the vegetables and

Indiana's summers are known to go

through periods of drought planning a

fall garden plan a fall garden to

continue harvesting well past the

typical gardening season

Indiana's cool temperatures and fall

ease the burden of crops going to see it

in the hot Sun and pests are not as


according to Purdue University

extensions Department of Horticulture

order your fall harvest seeds when you

order your spring seeds this helps

ensure the seeds are not sold out before

you plant your fall garden clear out any

weeds are the leftover parts of your

Spring Garden you need to plant most

fall garden vegetables before the middle

of August

so you can harvest before damaging frost

sets in plant your seeds and transplants

care for them as you would a spring

garden tips warnings

plant corn in several short rows be sure

to harvest plants as soon as possible to

prevent them going to seed or being

damaged by pests or heat