MGVs Join Vegetable Trials

Feb. 13, 2020
Two varieties of zucchini growing side-by-side

The Ohio State University 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 from which to choose. 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 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.

If you are interested in participating, go to our signup page 

Ed Brown, the Educator in Athens county can answer any questions you may have.  Email him at

Submitted by Ed Brown, M.S. Athens ANR Educator