Getting Started

 

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Dreaming about next year’s garden has helped many gardeners survive the gray winter months.  These five keys to a successful garden will help you to turn these dreams into a concrete plan for a successful vegetable harvest. 

 

Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Thinking about starting a vegetable garden? That's the right place to start - thinking about all the things that need to come together to make your garden as productive as it can be.

 

Planting Schedule

Another guide to the best planting dates in the Mid-Hudson Valley region.

 

 

Maintenance

 

Beneficial Insects

Not all insects are pests! "Beneficial insects" actually help gardeners by naturally managing pest populations.


Feed Your Soil

Each spring, we spend lots of time talking about dirt.  Well, soil, that is.  Almost any gardening question is answered with some reference to building healthy soil, and this is because we know that the best way to a high-yield, pest-free garden is to build rich, healthy soil!


Soil Enrichment: An Overview

Healthy soil is the key to a productive garden. While there are a wide variety of good organic fertilizers on the market to feed your plants over the growing season, by focusing your efforts on enriching the soil itself, you will not only increase productivity, but improve the earth for more sustainable growing over the long term.