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Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!

Master Gardener volunteer conducts a pH soil test on a soil sample
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Flowers in Minns Garden, Cornell Campus.  Echinacea.  Cornell University Photography.

Our resources on lawns and ornamentals can help make your home gardens more beautiful.

What's eating your plants? We can help you find out, and suggest ways to control it!

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Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

Gardening

Grafting

Grafting Workshop

Join us March 8

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fruit tree pruning

Pruning and IPM Workshops

Join us March 31 and May 5

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fresh compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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radishes and carrots on display at Unions Square market, NYC July 2014

2018 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2018!

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Striped cucumber beetle Acalymma vittatum (Fabricius, 1775) from Bugwood.org

Pests & IPM

IPM is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. Find IPM resources here!

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Soils & Climate

Your garden soil and our local climate have a big impact on every aspect of growing plants. Find resources here on soil texture, organic matter, soil testing and more.

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Last updated September 17, 2018