Online Gardening Resources
Resources abound on the internet, and the wealth of local information can be a real help with specific pest and disease problems. You can’t go wrong with the following.
Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are the people to go to for advice on residential vegetable and flower gardening questions, and with issues about lawn care and trees.
Each year the National Garden Bureau, whose membership represents the professional horticulture industry, selects a flower and vegetable to be showcased nationally. Each is chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. Here is a link to the latest plants of the year!
University Cooperative Extension: For reliable information, we suggest starting with University Cooperative Extension websites. You can find your local office with this tool: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search. Cooperative Extension websites can be accessed through http://nifa.usda.gov/partners-and-extension-map
USDA Interactive Hardiness Map: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Seed Companies; Seed sellers have a vested interest in helping gardeners succeed. Many seed company owners update their websites regularly with how-to videos and articles, and the seed packets themselves are a wealth of information. Some go above and beyond and offer cooking advice as well. Shop our members!