Home Garden Vegetable Trial

2023 Home Garden Variety Trial Orders is open NOW!

We had the highest participation number ever in 2022 and are preparing for a great 2023 season.

Check out all the details in our 2023 catalog to review the trials for this year.

UT HGVT catalog 2023

Online order link for 2023 trial

We are excited to share with you some southern classics, new options, herbs, simple flowers from seed, and much more!

The 2021 Trial Report is Here and the 2022 Trial report is coming soon!

Home garden vegetable trials

You are invited to participate in a research study. You will be asked to complete cultivar evaluation forms that should take about 10 minutes of your time. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this study other than those encountered in everyday life. All data will be kept confidential. No identifying information about your garden evaluations will be shared and submission of this evaluation is completely voluntary. Information will be used to assist home gardeners in TN select the best vegetables for their home gardens. The information in the study records will be kept confidential. No reference will be made in reports which could link participants to the study. If you have questions at any time about the study please contact Dr. Natalie Bumgarner at nbumgarn@utk.edu.

Tomato Plants growing on the vine
Black Currant Fruit

​Example Trial Evaluation Forms to help collect data for online evaluation submission

YouTube Videos

“Thanks UT for establishing your gardening research for gardeners like me. While staying home, the seed planting gives purpose and fun. I’m so glad to participate.”

Home Garden Variety Trial Participant from 2020
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