This guide contains a wealth of knowledge to help you begin your journey into gardening or expand what you already know. Included are touching memoirs from experts, advice on preserving your bounty, links to encourage and inspire creativity in the garden, seasonal recipes, and retailers for everything from seeds to compost bins.
American Community Garden Association: www.communitygarden.org
No yard? No problem! The ACGA deeply believes that by sharing a garden, you bind your life with those in your community and improves people’s lives. Search an interactive map of community gardens across the nation and find information about how you can start or join a community garden in your area.
Backyard Gardener: www.backyardgardener.com
All types of gardening are discussed at this website—water, rock, edible, floral, trees, organic, and more. It contains the world’s largest plant encyclopedia. Everything you need to know for a successful vegetable garden is on this site!
Companion Planting: www.companionplanting.net
All you ever need to know about companion planting (the idea that placing certain plants close together can naturally control pests and increase yield) on one website! It includes a comprehensive list of vegetables, their friends and foes.
National Center for Home Food Preservation: www.uga.edu/NCHFP
The National Center for Home Food Preservation brings you the USDA’s complete guide to home canning. This resource will answer all of your questions on canning, freezing, drying, pickling and other methods of preserving the bounty from your backyard garden!
National Gardening Association: www.garden.org
This website houses a large library or projects, videos, and guides to plant care. The site includes a map to help you figure out your hardiness zone, which will equip you with knowledge about what you can and cannot grow in your climate. Subscribe to their email list and receive regional reports containing gardening tips, techniques, news, and events.