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Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Raised Vegetable

The Raised Vegetable Garden demonstrates plant varieties that the average gardener can grow, many of them All-America Selections (AAS) winners from recent years. Visit annually and witness good gardening practices such as companion planting and three-year crop rotation. Cover crops are often planted in the fall.

A drip irrigation system provides an effective way to water, and the crushed rock pathways allow weather-proof access to the beds and help reduce weeds.  The layout of the raised beds creates an attractive design that adds to the appeal of the Vegetable Garden. Space saving trellises are used for vertical gardening, supporting pole beans, cucumbers and squash. The attractive picket fence with discreetly attached, rabbit-proof wire fencing reduces small animal damage.

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Office: 515-957-5768

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County:
1625 Adventureland Dr.
Suite A | Altoona, IA 50009

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