Sample Resources for Home Gardening 1

The Vegetable Patch
This handy-dandy organic vegetable gardening page provides practical information for gardeners looking for advice online. Sections in this useful site feature: vegetable, herb and fruit profiles, how to guides, discussion areas and regional gardening advice. Suggestions on preserving your harvest are also included for your information. Educational Information for Gardening is the educational resource of Victory Seeds, a company that offers high quality open-pollinated and heirloom seeds to customers. But more than just selling seeds, the company aims to protect these seed varieties, to continue propagating plants, and to ensure the continuous growth of plant diversity in the planet. Through this educational guide, one can find the tools and information he needs to help protect seeds and plant diversity. This resource offers links to different major topics such as seeds, gardening, weather, nutritional information on vegetables and the history of Victory Seeds, among others. These topics are then divided into subtopics which include seed germination, U.S. frost dates, recipes, and more.

MustardPlaster Garden Blog
MustardPlaster is a log of the planting activities of a certain Miss Hathorn, who has chosen to remain anonymous. The blog records the authorís crops, her harvests, and pretty much every notable thing that happens in her garden. The blog, which contains entries from as early as October 2006, can be a rich source of gardening ideas and tips. It also makes for an entertaining read, as the blog entries are written in a simple way that the reader feels like he is talking to a friend. Topics discussed in the blog include root vegetables, tubers, shrubbery, seeds, the weather, and many more.

National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association is an organization geared toward helping home gardeners enrich their knowledge and environmental awareness in order to grow their plants better and to make the respective communities they belong to greener and therefore more productive. The NGA offers both beginning and seasoned gardeners a rich resource of knowledge and information through its website, which features a learning library, a plant database, and tools and applications. Under the learning library, one can find guides on plant care and food gardening, weed and pest control, garden curricula, podcasts, videos and a lot more. There is also a community section featuring news, forums, and a calendar of events, among others.

The Magic Garden
The Magic Garden site provides weekly lawn & garden tips in the form of a Q&A. Gardeners write in with questions and The Magic Garden responds with advice and tips. The Magic Garden also offers cartoons, library of answers to your lawn and garden questions, and links to other garden sites.


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