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. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Vegetable Gardening project!
What you can do
Youth learn how to plan an in-ground or container garden; how to prepare the soil; and when, where, and what to plant.
Youth learn how to modify their garden plans. Other topics include seed varieties and cultivars, starting seeds indoors, using transplants, and composting.
Learn different planting methods, how to improve soil and how to extend the growing season.
Make the most of your garden space using different planting methods, then how to harvest, store, preserve and/or sell their bounty of vegetables and herbs.
For adult leaders
Record keeping & evaluation
- 4-H youth record keeping - Reflect on your project and share it.
- How your project will be judged at the fair (PDF)