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.
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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!

Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

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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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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Landscaping Design Tips and Tricks

Learn simple design techniques to make your gardens shine while reducing maintenance tasks at this workshop on February 7. $5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale.

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Master Composters

Apply by January 29 to join the 2018 Master Composter Training, offered 10 evenings, February-May with dates off for holidays & breaks. Apply online or print and return an application!

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Test Your Soil!

Learn the correct way to gather soil for a soil test at Cooperative Extension.

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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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2018 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2018!

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Last updated December 14, 2017