Lisbon Kid Gardener

These gardeners are sowing their garden. (Photo courtesy of Angie Waletzko, Lisbon, N.D.

The first step to growing a great garden is to sow great varieties.

What’s the best way to find a great variety for us in North Dakota?

Ask your neighbor. Or better yet, ask hundreds of gardeners in North Dakota who test varieties for North Dakota State University. Last year alone, 320 families tested promising varieties in their backyard gardens. We’ve been doing these tests every summer since 2008.

We’ve discovered lots of great varieties through the years. The following are a few of the finest.

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