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These are links that have been featured on the HGEL fan page on facebook and are fan favorites.

Companion Planting:

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/hort/info/vegetables/companion.htm

Design:

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/gardendesign/introduction.html

Fertilizers:

How to Convert an Inorganic Fertilizer Recommendation to an Organic One

Grey(Gray)water:

Thinking of using greywater? (pssst…not on your edibles) Check out these links first!
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/ww/greywater/greywater.htm
http://www.umassgreeninfo.org/fact_sheets/plant_culture/gray_water_for_gardens.html
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Grey_water_-_recycling_water_at_home
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/champaign/homeowners/050728.html

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

NOTE: Remember – all you really need to know is your cool and warm season crops’ CULTURAL requirements (what conditions needed to grow i.e. air/soil temps, exposure, soil type, etc). Once you know that and are familiar with your own climate and micro-climates, you don’t need these guides. They are a “quick start” for beginners but I’d still recommend gardeners learn their plants rather than depend on these guides.

ALABAMA

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

ALASKA

Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska – Master Gardeners
http://www.uaf.edu/ces/michele/articles.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.htm

University of CA, Davis
http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu/files/64772.pdf
http://vric.ucdavis.edu/
http://groups.ucanr.org/cagardenweb/files/64260.pdf (Planting guide for all of CA)
http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8059.pdf (Vegetable Gardening Basics)

ATTN: CALFORNIANS & ARIZONANS – I have a great seed planting guide that covers ALL areas of CA and AZ. Email me at info@myhgel.com and I’ll email it to you.

Mission Viejo/Orange County:
http://www.uccemg.com/re04_links_refs.shtml
http://www.uccemg.com/re03_howto.shtml (this is from your OC MG site but this is a UC Davis guide for all of CA)

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
(If these PDF links don’t work, email me at info@myhgel.com and I’ll email you the pdf’s)

IDAHO

Idaho: Ada County
http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/ada/horticulturegardening

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:

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

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/

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

British Columbia
http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/articles/5/
– Stand by…more to come for Canada.

Irrigation:

http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/articles/saving-water-in-vegetable-gardens.htm

Drip:
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/04702.html
http://www.grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_retrofit_drip/
http://www.dripirrigation.com/drip_tutorial.php?page_view=how
http://www.irrigationtutorials.com/drip-spacing.htm

Pest & Disease Management:

http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pp/resourceguide/index.php

Lawn Removal/Reduction:

http://eartheasy.com/article_lawn_reduce.htm

Mulches:

Calculator: http://www.growingthehomegarden.com/2009/04/garden-mulch-calculator.html
Gravel: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/18/home/hm-gravelside18
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/18/home/hm-gravel18

Native Plants:

http://www.yerbabuenanursery.com/index.php
http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://www.laspilitas.com/comhabit/m.htm

Tomato Tips:

Heat Tolerant Tomatoes – Texas A&M University – http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/movies/tomatoes.html

Tree Identification:

http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattree/WhatTree.cfm?ItemID=W6A

Water-wise plants and Xeriscaping:

http://www.bewaterwise.com/retailers.html
http://www.eco-action.net/xeriscaping.html

 
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