Resources


Helpful Websites and Publications

extension.tennessee.edu/mastergardener/ (Tennessee Master Gardeners)

UT Extension Publication PB901 (Growing Vegetables in Home Gardens, includes timetables and planting guides)

utgardens.tennessee.edu (Helping Tennessee Grow Better Communities )

www.tnps.org (Tennessee Native Plant Society)

www.bhg.com/gardening (Better Homes and Gardens)

www.homegrown.org (Urban Gardening)

www.happydancingturtle.org (Member of the Resilient Living Council)

5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips (Huffingtonpost)

14 Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks (HGTV)

Vegetable Gardening Tips and Tricks | Planet Natural (Planet Natural Research Center)


Guide to Gardening at Home - thank you Dakota for the recommendation

Gardening Journey includes "Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: a Complete Guide" - thank you Henry for the recommendation

Gardening for Beginners - thank you Barbara for the recommendation

 

Insects and Pollinators

According to the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Pollinators Are in Trouble.

You may have heard that bees are disappearing and bats are dying. These and other animal pollinators face many challenges in the modern world. Habitat loss, disease, parasites, and environmental contaminants have all contributed to the decline of many species of pollinators. Check out the links below from the NRCS website:


Go Bee Friendly (Environment America) - thank you Britney for the recommendation

18 plants to grow for a bee-friendly garden (Budjet Direct) - thank you Britney for the recommendation

 

Seed Planting Resources

Dave's Garden First/Last Frost Date Calculator – Gives a range of temperatures and % chance of a freeze after that date in spring or fall

Rodale Seed Starting Guide – A good guide to when to start what vegetables based on your frost dates.  Calculate when to start, how long it takes to be ready, and when to plant out in the garden.

Urban Farmer Planting Calendar for Zone 7 – more of a graph of spring and fall planting dates.  Can be customized with your frost dates

Grow A Good Life Seed Starting Schedule – calculate the starting date by hand using the information on the seed packet

Rodale's Seed Starting Tips – 14 general tips

Mother Earth News Seed Starting Tips – Another general overview

 

Recommend your favorite Gardening Websites:

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Visit the UT Extension website at http://utextension.tennessee.edu.