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Gardening Guides – U.S. & International: State/Regional

Posted by HGEL on 18 Jul 2011. Filed under  Garden Care, How To Guides, Plant Resources View Comments


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The following links are guides requested by HGEL fans on our facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/myhgel). I have only posted guides from reliable sites (i.e. university horticulture depts. & cooperative extension offices, Master Gardener sites, etc.)

I would like to emphasize that, while these guides offer solid resource material, you will find them less and less necessary as you become familiar with your cool and warm season crops’ CULTURAL requirements (what conditions needed to grow i.e. air/soil temps, exposure, soil type, etc) and build on your own “hands-on” experiences. Once you know what your plants need and are familiar with your own soil, climate and micro-climates in your yard, you’ll find yourself having to refer to these guides less and less often.

If your area isn’t listed, please enter your request (with as much specificity as possible – county, province, etc) in a comment on this blog. I will do my best to find a good guide from a reliable source for you. If any link is broken or obsolete, leave a comment here, on the facebook page or email me at info@groedibles.com.

ALABAMA

Alabama: Birmingham:
http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0063/ANR-0063.pdf

ALASKA

Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska – Cooperative Extension
www.uaf.edu/ces/publications-db/catalog/anr/FGV-00040.pdf

http://www.alaskamastergardeners.org/Recommended/Vegetables.htm

Vegetable and Fruit Varieties for Interior Alaska
http://www.gardenguides.com/103177-vegetable-plants-alaska.html

ARIZONA

University of Arizona
http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/index.html (one of my favorite guides)

ARKANSAS

Arkansas: Univ. of Arkansas
http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/fruits_nuts_vegs/Vegetables/spring_planting_dates.htm
West Central Arkansas: by Hazel Reed, Extension Horticulture Specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, primarily for residents of southeastern Arkansas.- http://www.menaar.com/Frost_Maps/year_round_home_garden_planting_guide.htm

CALIFORNIA

LA County MG’s (the preferred sources of info):
http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/Common_Ground_Garden_Program/Gardening_Articles/

University of CA, Davis
http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu/files/64772.pdf
http://vric.ucdavis.edu/
http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8059.pdf (Vegetable Gardening Basics)
http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu/California_Counties_MG_Websites/ Listing of all CA MG websites
http://ucanr.org/sites/gardenweb/Vegetables/ (Vegetable guides for all of CA from the Master Gardener website)

Mission Viejo/Orange County:
http://www.uccemg.com/re04_links_refs.shtml

San Diego: San Diego County Master Gardeners –
http://www.mastergardenerssandiego.org/Vegetable%20Planting%20Guide1.pdf

Santa Clara County: Santa Clara County Master Gardeners
http://www.mastergardeners.org/
This will list links to MG sites in other counties as well!

Sonoma County: Sonoma County Master Gardeners
http://groups.ucanr.org/sonomamg/

COLORADO

Colorado: Colorado State University –
http://www.cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/719.pdf
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07220.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/menu_garden.html

FLORIDA

University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021

GEORGIA

Atlanta, Winder & No East, Georgia: (GREAT PDFs!)
http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C963/C963VegeChart.pdf
http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/B1011.pdf

IDAHO

Idaho: Ada County<\strong>
http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/ada/horticulturegardening

ILLINOIS

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, UoI Extension: Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/vegguide/

INDIANA

Indianapolis, IN: TERRIFIC GUIDE FROM PURDUE UNIV.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-32.pdf

IOWA

Iowa: Iowa State University –
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM534.pdf
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/pm819.pdf

KANSAS

Kansas: Kansas State University –
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/hort2/mf315.pdf

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University Dept. of Ag –
http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/lawn_garden/home_gardening/vegetables/home_garden_crops/Louisiana+Vegetable+Planting+Guide.htm

MARYLAND

http://www.hgic.umd.edu/content/onlinepublications.cfm
http://www.growit.umd.edu/Food%20Gardening%20Publications.cfm
http://www.growit.umd.edu/

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, Mass: Sorry kiddos, but surprisingly there isn’t any MG program in Boston. This is the closest I could find which should work: http://www.umassgreeninfo.org/homegarden/index.html

MISSOURI

St. Louis, Missouri:
http://extension.missouri.edu/main/DisplayCategory.aspx?C=67 (main page)
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=MX831 (guide for a fee)
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G6201 (click on the PDF planting guide on the left-hand column) GREAT GUIDE!

MICHIGAN

http://migarden.msu.edu/
East Lansing
http://www.plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/publications/newpublications/PMC_final_Garden%20guide%20Nov%2009.pdf.

MINNESOTA

University of Minnesota:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1422.html

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi State University:
http://msucares.com/lawn/garden/vegetables/index.html
http://msucares.com/counties/index.html (County Master Gardener Offices)

MONTANA

Montana State University –
http://gardenguide.montana.edu/index.asp

NEW HAMPSHIRE

http://extension.unh.edu/HCFG/Plant_Transplnt.htm

NEW JERSEY

Rutgers University –
http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/category.asp?cat=5

NEW YORK

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/vegetables/index.html

NORTH CAROLINA

No. Carolina State University:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/ag-06.html

OHIO

Columbus, OH: http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/vegie.html

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State University
http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1092/HLA-6004web.pdf

OREGON

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/html/ec/ec1228/
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/calendar/
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/html/grow/grow/planting.html#anchor1227681

PENNSYLVANIA (ALL AREAS):

Thanks Penn State Horticulture for these great guides!
http://consumerhorticulture.psu.edu/

SOUTH DAKOTA

So. Dakota State University
http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/EC668.pdf

TENNESSEE

Antioch & Hermitage:
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/spfiles/SP291-O.pdf
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/homeGarden/default.asp#gardening (scroll down to VEGETABLES: GROWING VEGETABLES IN THE HOME GARDEN PDF).
University of Tennessee:
www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/spfiles/SP291-P.pdf



Texas Home Gardening Guide from Texas A&M University

TEXAS:

ALL AREAS: Thanks – Texas A&M Univ for these GREAT guides which are split into the states gardening regions:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homeguide/hmguide1.html
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/earthkind/ekgarden14.html

UTAH

Utah State University –
http://www.extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_313.pdf

VERMONT

University of Vermont
http://www.extension.org/pages/13061/vegetables

VIRGINIA

Southeast Virgina (EXCELLENT GUIDE)
http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-331/426-331.pdf

WASHINGTON

http://gardening.wsu.edu/text/veges.htm

WEST VIRGINIA

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/category/fruits-vegetables.html

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin –
http://learningstore.uwex.edu/pdf/A1653.pdf
Southeast Wisconsin – Master Gardeners Home Vegetable Planting Guide –
http://www.ozaukeemastergardeners.org/gardening_info_&_fact_sheets.htm

INTERNATIONAL GUIDES REQUESTED BY HGELers

AUSTRALIA


Climate map of Australia


All Regions –
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/vegieguide/
http://www.gardenate.com/zones/
http://www.organicgardener.com.au/resources

Victoria – video about
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/video/default.htm?clip=rtmp%3A%2F%2Fcp44823.edgefcs.net%2Fondemand%2Fflash%2Ftv%2Fstreams%2Fgardening_australia%2Fcentralvic_ep22_2010.flv&title=Gardening+in+Central+Victoria

Western Australia –
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/imported_assets/content/hort/veg/cp/bull4629_part1.pdf.
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/PC_92833.html?s=720974950%2CTopic=PC_92833

Australian Native Plant Guides –
http://asgap.org.au/sgap1a.html
http://www.apsvic.org.au/plants.html

UNITED KINGDOM

Hardiness zone map of UK –
http://www.hardyexotics.co.uk/hardyexotics/map.htm

General Guides –
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Grow-Your-Own/Veg-A-to-Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_guides/
http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/Guides/default.asp
http://www.allotment.org.uk/
http://irishgarden.blogspot.com/

CANADA

Hardiness zone map of Canada –
http://atlas.agr.gc.ca/agmaf/index_eng.html#context=phz-zrp_en.xml&extent=-4442392.5002361,-756675.2355356,4970154.5002361,3926447.2355356&layers=place37M,place25M,place15M,place5M,place1M,place500K,place250K;rivers25M,rivers15M,rivers5M,rivers1M,rivers500K,lakes37M,lakes25M,lakes15M,lakes5M,lakes1M,lakes500K,bndy5-37M,bndy1M,BndyLn1-5M,Roads25M,Roads15M,Roads5M,Roads1M,Roads500K,ferry500K;PlantHardinessZone2000;

British Columbia
http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/articles/5/

– Stand by…more to come for Canada –

14 Responses to “Gardening Guides – U.S. & International: State/Regional”

  1. Thank you very much for the article and for publishing a nice website. I have been looking for savvy info on gardening and will put these recommendations to practice. I have found it difficult to locate good suggestions, as there are so many web sites with innaccurate information. Please keep it coming!

    Posted by Lane Sollock on October 26th, 2010 at 12:50 am Reply

  2. Hi, I’m an American moving to Porto d’Ascoli Italy in the Marche region.
    We have a nice garden and I would like gardening tips on what to plant in a garden that’s so close to the sea. Thanks! 🙂

    Posted by Christine Quinones on May 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm Reply

    • H Christine,
      Please post your question on my Facebook page, facebook.com/myhgel, so that I can post some links for you.

      Posted by GeriMiller on May 15th, 2011 at 5:10 pm Reply

  3. I appreciate the guide you posted but that is for Virginia and that area. Our soils here are mostly clay. And in the past year we have had a vast difference in our climates between the two states. I have looked myself maybe i am not looking in the right areas. But if you could find one for West Virginia I would be so grateful. I love your web and fb page thank you for your knowledge and willing to share

    Posted by Melissa on August 23rd, 2011 at 1:11 pm Reply

    • Thanks for your comment Melissa! I will look for West Virginia and post it if I’m successful! Happy gardening! Geri

      Posted by GeriMiller on August 25th, 2011 at 3:57 pm Reply

  4. Hi, I live in Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa which is the capitol. The area is about 8,000 ft above sea level, and the climate is mild and dry for about 9 months of the year, with a 3, sometimes 4 month rainy season. If you could find anything about planting in this area I would be grateful. The poverty there is devastating, and I was just exploring a few websites with the hopes of maybe starting a gardening project. I’ve noticed that the soil is very fertile and almost anything will grow when you stick it in the ground and water it. BUt a guide would be nice since I am only a beginning gardener.
    Thanks!

    Posted by Cindy on August 26th, 2011 at 3:32 pm Reply

    • Hi Cindy,
      Have you tried http://kitchengardeners.org/? They might be a good partner for you. Really the trick is learning the cultural needs (soil type/temp, weather, exposure, water) of the plants you want to grow, then matching the ones that need the conditions that your environment provides. For that, my “Spotlight Edible of the Day” blog posts will help you. Also join me on my facebook page. I have an international fan base and you can post a question there if you need help!
      Good luck and happy gardening!
      Geri

      Posted by GeriMiller on August 26th, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply

  5. Wonderful website. Plenty of useful information here. I am sending it to several buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you on your effort!

    Posted by forex singlas on November 10th, 2011 at 2:03 pm Reply

  6. I don’t see Illinois! We are a state with at least two zones!

    Posted by Catherine Clark on November 12th, 2012 at 10:55 am Reply

    • What is your county? It is easier to find the Extension office that is closest to you that way. I’ll ill take a look.

      Posted by GeriMiller on November 13th, 2012 at 6:29 am Reply

  7. I believe that I am in Zone 5? ~ 3-4 miles from Lake Michigan.

    Posted by Catherine Clark on November 12th, 2012 at 10:56 am Reply

  8. Hi Catherine….added a great guide from U of I Urbana-Champaign. Happy gardening!

    Posted by GeriMiller on November 13th, 2012 at 7:05 am Reply

  9. Nothing for Vermont?

    Posted by Tom Haley on March 4th, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply

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