All Gardening Links

Garden Basics and Practices

The following list contains the links to resources from all pages within the Gardens & Grounds section of the CCE of SLC website.

How to Take a Soil Sample (link to web site) From CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties
Getting the Most out of Your Vegetable Garden Soil Test Report
Getting the Most Out of Your Lawn Soil Test Report (9-page PDF) From Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Soil Organic Matter (link to 2 page PDF) From CCE Clinton and Essex County
Soil pH (link to 2 page PDF) From CCE Clinton and Essex County
Calculators National Gardening Association – for lowering soil pH, etc. (link to web site) From National Gardening Association Learning Library. 
Using Organic Matter in the Garden (link to 13 page PDF) From Ithaca Community Gardens.org

Time to Order Your Seeds! (4 page PDF) From Master Gardener Volunteer Ken Kogut about getting the most out of your seed catalog.
A Quick Guide to Starting Your Seeds Indoors (5 page PDF) From Master Gardener Volunteer Ken Kogut about indoor growing setups and important considerations.
Indoor Vegetable Seed Starting (link to 2 page pdf) From Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Seed for the Garden (link to 4 page pdf) From Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Starting Seeds at Home (4 page PDF) From CCE of Clinton and Essex Counties.

Planning Your 2021 Garden (4 page pdf) From Master Gardener Volunteer Ken Kogut
Find Your Frost Free Days (link to web site) From The National Gardening Association. 
Zones 3 and 4 Vegetable Planting Schedule (3 page PDF) From University of Vermont Extension
Time to Sow: A Gardener's Guide (a web site) From High Mowing Organics
Site Design( link to web site) From Cornell Garden-Based Learning.
Weeds (link to web site) From CCE of Oneida County.
Weed Control for the Home Vegetable Garden (32 page PDF) From Cornell University.
How to Clean and Sharpen Garden Tools (4 page PDF) From Kansas State University Extension

Growing a Modern Victory Garden (23 page PDF) From CCE of Jefferson County.
Composting Resources (link to web site) From CCE of Tompkins County.
Cold Frames & Hot Beds (3 page PDF) From CCE Chemung County.
Extending the Garden Season (link web site) From Cooperative Extension of Maine.
Companion Planting (2 page PDF) From CCE of Saratoga County.
Storing Fruits and Vegetables from the Home Garden (8 page PDF) From University of Wisconsin Extension
Container Vegetable Gardening (2 page PDF) From Iowa State University Extension.
Gardening in Small Spaces (link to web site) From the Cooperative Extension of Maine.
Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane and Root Cuttings (3 page PDF) From CCE of Oneida County.
Trellising Tips (4 page PDF) From CCE of Oneida County
Straw Bale Gardening (4 page PDF) From Washington State University Extension.

Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs

Vegetable Variety Favorites (5 page PDF)  From the SLC Master Gardener Volunteers.

2021 Cornell Recommended Vegetable Varieties for New York State. (7 page PDF) from Cornell 
Cornell Vegetable Growing Guides (link to web site) 
Vegetable Growing Guide (Beginner’s Edition) Northern NY (33 page PDF) From Cornell University.
Vegetables – Cornell Garden Based Learning (link to web site with PDFs).

Food Gardening - Growing Fruit (link to web page) From Cornell Garden Learning.
Spring Fruit Tree Planting Tips for the Home Garden (link to pdf) From Penn State Extension
It's Spring! Time to Oil up -(link to YouTube video) from retired Coop Extension Agent.
Pruning Your Apple Tree(link to YouTube video) From The Gardening Channel
Pruning Blueberries (link to YouTube video) From the University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Perennial Herbs (2 page PDF) from CCE of Tompkins County.
Herbs for the Garden and Their Uses (5 page PDF) From CCE of Monroe County

Creatures and Diseases

Cornell’s IPM for Homes (2 page PDF)
Managing Insect Pests in Vegetable Gardens (12 page PDF) From Purdue University
NYS Integrated Pest Management Insect Identification (link to web site) From Cornell College of Agriculture.
BugFinder (link to web site)
BugGuide (link to web site) From Iowa State University Department of Entomology
Biological Pest Controls (link to web site) From IPM labs
Asian Giant Hornets-A Concern for NY? (link to web site) From NYS IPM Program
Tick FAQs (link to web site) From NYS IPM
Allium Leaf Miner in Home and Public Gardens (2 page PDF) From Cornell Cooperative Extension

Beneficial Insects-Nature's Pest Control(3 page PDF) From CCE of Oneida County)
How to Protect and Increase Pollinators in Your Landscape (link to web site) From Michigan State University. 
Pollinators and Pollination (link to web site) From Michigan State University Extension. 
Monarch Butterflies (link to web site) From CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties. 

Wildlife Damage Management Fact Sheets - St Lawrence County CCE
Mark Bridgen's Deer Resistant Plants List (2 page PDF) From Cornell University.
Deer Resistant Trees=No More Deer Repellent (link to web site) From the Arbor Day Foundation. 
Beasts Begone! Handling Wildlife Problems in Buildings (link to web site) From Cornell University Library.

Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic ( ) From Cornell University
Plant Diseases (link to web site) From Planet Natural Research Center.
Vegetable MD Online (link to web page) From Cornell University.

Tomato Diseases and Disorders in the Home Garden (link to web site) From Penn State Extension.
USA Blight (link to web site) From North Carolina State University. 

Ornamentals and Lawns

Growing Annual Flowers, (8 page PDF) From University of Montana Extension
Growing Annuals In Containers (2 page PDF) From Iowa State University Extension
Plant Identification (web site) From University of Massachusetts Amherst

Perennials, (3-page PDF) From CCE of Suffolk County
Perennial and Bulb Combinations (link to web page) From Cornell University Department of Horticulture
Sequence of Bloom of Perennials, Biennials and Bulbs (link to 16-page PDF) From Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Dividing Perennials (5 page PDF) From CCE of Chemung County

The Cornell Guide for Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs (8.134Mb PDF download
How to Plant Trees and Shrubs (2 page PDF) From CCE of Suffolk County
Homeowner's Guide for Beautiful, Safe & Healthy Trees (3 page PDF) From the USDA Forest Service
Pruning: An illustrated Guide to Pruning Ornamental Trees & Shrubs (30 page PDF) From Cornell University

Lawn Care (47 page PDF) From Cornell University
Lawn Care Without Pesticides (20 page PDF) From Cornell University
Have a Beautiful Yard without the Chemicals - This NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Turfgrass and Landscape Weed ID (link to web site) From Cornell University
Moss and Algae Control in Lawns (link to pdf) From Clemson Cooperative Extension
Growing Grass in the Shade (link to web site) From University of Maryland Extension

Houseplants and Indoor Gardens

Caring for Houseplants (link to web site)
Common Houseplant Insects & Related Pests (link to web site) 
Fertilizing Houseplants (3 page PDF). From University of Connecticut Extension.
Houseplant Problems (5 page PDF) From Purdue University Cooperative Extension.
Herbs for Your Winter Windowsill (2 page PDF) From Cornell Cooperative Extension
Sprouts and Microgreens (link to web site) From North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Last updated April 9, 2021