February 23, 2021 - 11:05am -- zehring.5@osu.edu

Ohio State University Extension is conducting vegetable trials with home gardeners. We want your opinion as to what grows well in Ohio and what Ohioans prefer (including the taste). There will be two sets of trials this year; spring trials and summer trials. Each will have five vegetables to choose from. You may choose how many of these that you would like to try in your garden. For each vegetable there will be two varieties to test side-by-side.

Each vegetable trial will cost $3 (plus $8 shipping & handling) and will include enough seed to grow a 10 foot row of each variety, growing instructions with garden layout options, and row markers. You are asked to report your results either on the provided paper form or by using our online system. Additionally, we are asking you to submit photos for us to share with others in the project as we go through the season.

You may choose to participate in one or more of the vegetable trials. Because of incredible demand for seed from our suppliers, we cannot guarantee specific varieties for any of our trials. We will try to choose alternate varieties, if needed, that are as similar to those listed in the description. For this reason, we will have to stick to listed deadlines so that we may order seeds as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee that we will have additional seeds past the deadline. February 28 for guaranteed trials . March 15 final deadline (all trials may not be available)All seeds in the trial are non-GMO . 


The trials are divided into:


  • Cool season vegetables
    • Broccoli
    • Lettuce
    • Kale
    • Spinach
    • Peas (Shelling)
  • Warm season vegetables
    • Tomatoes (slicers)
    • Cucumbers
    • Sweet peppers
    • Summer Squash
    • Green Beans (bush)

Register online at: go.osu.edu/veggies2021

Flyer and Veggie Descriptions

Vegetable Trial Website