Start here for gardening basics! Information for growing seeds in different environments and seasons.
Like all living things, plants need air, light, water, and nutrients to grow and thrive. The difference between a beginning gardener and a more advanced and productive gardener is understanding how these factors contribute and interact to produce a successful crop.
Review the basics before diving into the Seeds to Sow crop guides! Refer back to this glossary when you come across gardening terms or concepts that are unfamiliar.
Find your hardiness zone using this map from the USDA. This is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive in your location. These zones will be referenced in the Planting Guide and Seeds to Sow.
This table summarizes key planting information found in Seeds to Sow. Use as a quick reference for planting dates, planting methods, seed depth, plant spacing, days to harvest, and plant family organized by crop.
Helpful links to guides, webinars, and fact sheets covering starting and maintaining gardens, garden and produce safety, garden add-ons, and farm to institution.