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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Classes at Lifelong

Join us at Lifelong on 3/1 and 3/8 for a 2-part series on practical composting tips, and the science behind the practice. Contact Lifelong to sign up, see details here.

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Chanticleer Gardens

​Join us on Sunday, March 5th for a slide show featuring the Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, PA! A colorful tonic to Ithaca’s gray or white winter! $3 suggested donations supports CCE's Horticulture programs.

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Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Learn about a new initiative to grow Chinese medicinal herbs in NYS at this presentation on Monday, March 13 at 6pm at the Tompkins County Public Library.

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Attracting Pollinators!

This workshop on Thursday, March 16 will cover how you can provide plants that support pollinators and their larvae in your garden. Fee$; please call to sign up.

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Getting Started!

This class on March 24th will help the beginning vegetable gardener learn how to site the garden, prepare the soil, start and transplant seeds, and how to choose and use mulch. Call to sign up!

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2017 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 2017!

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Last updated February 21, 2017