Master Gardener Tips June 7, 2024


By Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Vegetable cultivars for Nebraska. This is Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener, letting you know that a great way to ensure a hearty, healthy and active garden is to select the right cultivars of your favorite plant stock or seed.

Cultivars are plant varieties that have been produced in cultivation by selective breeding.

Vegetable cultivars for home gardens should be adapted to local growing conditions, depending on the region of Nebraska where you’re planting.

Your garden location, experience, likes or dislikes, and intended use of your produce are factors in selecting veggie cultivars for your garden. Choosing which vegetable cultivar can be bewildering because there are so many varieties. For great suggestions, check out our online NebGuide G1896.