Helpful Resources

Here are a few websites that we thought might be helpful to you with planning, planting and harvesting your garden.

County Extension Office Map
How to find your county extension office with this list of County Extension Offices across the US.  You can click on your state to see contact information for each county.  You can get a huge amount of planting information that is pertinent to your location and particular growing conditions.

Home Garden Seed Association
The Home Gardening Seed Association (HGSA) is an industry-wide seed association formed and committed to promoting home gardening from seeds. The HGSA is a member-driven organization that addresses the needs of garden seed businesses — from growers to wholesalers and distributors, to materials vendors of the garden seed industry.

USDA Plant Database
The Plants Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Chris McLaughlin
Read these great books by a self-proclaimed ‘plant freak’.  Chris is a garden writer, blogger, and author.  She has great knowledge about all things gardening, especially some good insight into heirloom vegetables and their unique qualities.

National Gardening Association
NGA offers one of the Web’s largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants. Explore their Web site and discover a world of gardening possibilities.