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!

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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Landscaping Design Tips and Tricks

Learn simple design techniques to make your gardens shine while reducing maintenance tasks at this workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. $5-$10/person pre-register online.

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Bokashi Composting

The Japanese 'bokashi' composting method introduces beneficial microbes to stimulate natural fermentation. Learn more at this workshop on Wednesday, February 15 at EcoVillage.

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Make a Bee Hotel for Native Pollinators

Learn about native pollinators and make a bee hotel to attract them to your garden at this class on Wednesday March 7 at 6:30 pm.

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Seed Starting

Our Seed Starting class on Saturday, March 10 from 10-Noon will cover techniques for starting a wide range of seeds, helpful equipment, and more! $7-$10/person sliding scale, register online!

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Know Your Soil

At this hands-on workshop on Wed.3/14, participants will bring soil samples from their own gardens and will learn to assess the texture, color, drainage, fertility, pH and type of soil. Includes a pH test!

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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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Last updated February 22, 2018