What Are Your Favorite Gurus for Gardening Advice In Your Region?

| 2/24/2010 5:10:11 PM

It's a big country out there, with huge variations in soils, climates, and pest problems. Having LOCAL sources for advice can sometimes make a big difference in the success of your gardening efforts. Invaluable tips can come from a neighbor who has been gardening in your microclimate for years and years. Thankfully, some of those folks maintain amazing websites and/or have written terrific books, etc. One that came to our attention recently is Mike and Roxie's Vegetable Paradise: Tips, Tales and Other Brave Stories About Growing Food in Kansas City, an informative and attractive 130 page book by veteran Midwest gardeners Mike Hendricks and Roxie Hammill. If you know similar regional/local gardening resources, please share them here. Tell us where you live, and what resources you trust most for gardening advice about your region. Post your suggestions in the comments section below.

2/7/2019 8:08:47 AM

I'm in Indiana. The one source that comes to mind first, is a local resident who did a book, and now a website. "The Mad Botanist." It's more geared towards landscaping than gardening, per se, but he has a lot of great information and the book is is actually often an amusing read for something with topics like soil acidity or pruning. You can order his book from the site, or grab it at a few places in Indy. All that is on their site: https://www.themadbotanist.com/ Peace, -Dave

3/27/2011 10:14:25 PM

For Georgia, I find the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Bulletins to be informative, and best of all, are free. A list of publications can be found at http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/ In general, cooperative extension bulletins are a great resource with information tailored for each state.

4/30/2010 8:17:54 AM

I love the info available through the Phoenix Permaculture Guild www.phoenixpermaculture.org. All of their classes are designed for us in the low desert, a unique growing environment to say the least. The low desert planting guide from The Urban Farm is a great guide for veggie growers http://www.yourguidetogreen.com/TheUrbanFarm/2010/02/08/low-desert-planting-harvest-calendar-1-step-away/ . My all time favorite though is Dave's Garden www.davesgarden.com. It is a site "for gardeners by gardeners"! You can connect with people all over the world as well as those in your backyard. Nothing speaks like the voice of experience when you have a question or concern.

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