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Vegetable Variety Trial Garden (VVTG)

This companion program to Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners (VVfG) is for our Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and community partners from around New York State who are cultivating vegetable demonstration gardens. We are encouraging planting vegetable varieties in a 15’x 15′ public place along with demonstration of features of an ecological garden (cover crops, companion planting, mulching, attracting beneficials, etc). See the 3 minute video of our installation and another of building a raised bed.  Recommended Site Prep (pdf)

Registration for the 2018 VVTG project has closed.
2018 information flier (pdf)
FAQs (pdf)

2018 web calls
November 20, 2017 (download mp4)
March 23, 2018 (download mp4)
May 23, 2017 (download mp4)

2018 VVTG Timeline (pdf)

2018 VVTG Garden Designs
Climate Smart Vegetables – Spring (pdf)
Climate Smart Vegetables Summer – Fall  (pdf)
Checklist of Crops to Enter into the VVfG Database  (pdf version) (word version)
Recommended Site Prep for 2018 VVTG – 9 Bed Design (pdf)

Signage (goes to a online folder in Cornell Box)
Share your trial garden photos (goes to a online folder in Cornell Box)

2018 VVTG Planting Guides
for seed mail to counties (pdf) for transplants picked up (pdf)

Plan and reporting resources
Webinar Recording Learn how to use the Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners database.
VVTG Plan of Work Template (doc)
Success Story Template (doc) coming in May 2018
Sample VVTG Evaluation Form (doc)
Sample VVTG Workshop Form (doc)

Photos From Past Years (pdf)

 

 

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