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Vegetable Gardening Project

Grow your own veggies! Discover how to plant, water, fertilize and manage weeds, insects and diseases in your vegetable garden. Learn how plants respond to light, make a worm box, freeze vegetables, make a compost, test and improve soil, and cross-pollinate flowers. Explore plant genetics, hydroponics and careers.

Child and Adult digging in soil

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Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Vegetable Gardening Project resources

Beginning to learn about vegetable gardening:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Project leader resources

Other online resources

4-H Youth record keeping

Project evaluation


To get involved with the 4-H Vegetable Gardening Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Rebecca Harrington, Extension educator

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