Vegetable gardeners don’t take a break between planting and harvesting. They implement critical in-season management practices that impact plant health, productivity and vegetable quality. Several critical areas of management are weed control, which can include mulching, solarization, cropping practices as well as different types of mechanical and chemical weed control. Irrigation and water management are also important as is how the vegetable plants themselves are supported. Different types of mulching and irrigation as well as plant management, including pruning, twining and training are discussed in this publication.
Published by: University of Tennessee Extension
Date Published: December 2015
Link to Resource: https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W346-D.pdf