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Thank goodness for the internet- there are so many free online gardening resources!
Although I prefer to be outside in my garden, there is such value in taking time to learn and be inspired online. There are so many resources to explore!
I still use my books from college as a resource, but it is amazing the amount of information that is available on my phone.
From the technical details of growing specific crops to just connecting with other gardeners, it is all there!
I wanted to share some of my favorite FREE, trusted online gardening resources with you. These websites give reliable information and will inspire you to garden.
Free Online Gardening Resources
Home Gardening Guide from Cornell University (my Alma Mater!) Flower & Vegetable Gardening Guides as well as how to design a flower garden
National Gardening Association: An online learning library, plant database, gardening calculators, calendars, and apps!
The Herb Society of America: All you could ever want to know about herbs!
Ohio State University Extension: Tip sheets for home, yard, and garden. Information for horticulture, canning, insects, home safety and so much more!
University of Illinois Extension Watch Your Garden Grow: Great resources for vegetable gardening, gardening with kids, urban gardens, and nutrition and health
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map: Enter your zip code to see which U.S. plant hardiness zone you live in. This is great to know when buying plants from catalogs and magazines so you know the plants will survive winters in your yard!
Cooperative Extension Services– Find your local cooperative extension office for specialized gardening information for your location
The Arbor Day Foundation: Tree identification, planting, and care
National Garden Clubs: Connect with other gardeners in your hometown