Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!
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Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!

A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.
Image by Sandy Repp

A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!
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Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!

What's eating your plants? We can help you find out, and suggest ways to control it!

Master Gardeners now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 training!

Master Gardeners now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 training!

Gardening

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is your resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes and tours all year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a volunteer!  Call us or come by today!

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First Planting Dates

Consult our charts of popular vegetables and the earliest and latest dates they safely can be planted (as seeds, transplants, or sets) in our region.

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Glyphosate Alternatives

This fact sheet offers professionals and homeowners a range of alternatives to Glyphosate for controlling small broad leaf weeds.

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Soil Testing

Fall is a great time to get your garden soil tested for next year's garden! pH and full nutrient tests available, get all the details here!

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Nut Trees!

In this class on 11/29, Brian Caldwell and Akiva Silver will cover growing, harvesting & processing nuts, best varieties for NY, and we'll try samples! $Fee.

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Holiday Wreath Making

Make an evergreen wreath for your home workshop! Saturday is SOLD OUT! A few spaces are open Friday 12/7 from 5-7pm. $18/person, preregister & prepay online.

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Invasive Earthworms

The Asian jumping earthworm is an invasive species that endangers our forests. Find out how what it does, and how to identify and help contain these worms.

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Last updated December 11, 2018