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Local Gardening Links

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SJCPL Gardening Resources

New Gardening books on our Shelves

<div class="floatleft">Tending your garden</div> <div class="floatleft">American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants</div> <div class="floatleft">Kids' Container Gardening</div> <div class="floatleft">Square Foot Gardening</div>
You Grow Girl A-Z Encyclopedia
of Garden Plants
Kids' Container
Square Foot
<div class="floatleft">Easy Orchids</div> <div class="floatleft">The Garden Maker's Manual</div> <div class="floatleft">The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden</div>
Easy Orchids The Garden
Maker's Manual
The Moosewood Restaurant
Kitchen Garden

Gardening Magazine Subscriptions

Gardening Tips

Dig in to summer

Last frost came late this year, May 24 for some local areas. By now, all your tender plants should be in: basil, tomatoes, peppers and frost-susceptible flowers, like cannas and dahlias.

Now is a good time, while plants are still small, to get your tomato cages around the plants and tie climbing beans and cucumbers to trellises. Mulching around strawberries, potatoes and sweet potatoes with straw will help keep weeds down and roots moist.

Radishes, lettuces, strawberries and swiss chard should be ready for harvest now or soon. Irises are finishing their blooming, and peonies are just beginning. The blackberries are blooming now, too, in anticipation of luscious dark berries in early August...

Dig in!

Community Garden Resources

Farmer's Market

Visit the Farmer's Market for fresh, seasonal produce and garden plants.

1105 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46615

Open Year-round

Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (May through September)
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Purdue Master Gardener

The Purdue Master Gardener Program provides residents of Indiana with training in a variety of horticultural subjects. Participants in the program then volunteer to serve as gardening educators in their communities. Local contact information is available on the web.

Definitions & History

The Wikipedia has some fascinating information about gardening and its history

Last updated: -- Mrs. B October 2007

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