Resources

SOIL

    1. Soil Testing: follow the instructions on this linked file to test your soil via UConn’s Cooperative Extension system.
    2. About Raised Beds:
    3. About Soil Temperature and Frost dates:
    4. Know the Story of your Soil:

 

PLANTING

    1. How to Read a Seed Packet:
    2. How Long Are Seeds Viable:
    3. When to Sow Seeds and Seedlings Indoors and Outdoors (Zone 6):


    4. How To Arrange Your Bed:
    5. What Plants Work Well Together:
    6. Edible Flowers:
    7. Plants that Keep Mosquitos Away:

 

WEEDS

    1. How to Deal with Weeds:
    2. Common Weeds In Our Area:

 

BUGS: PESTS and BENEFICIAL INSECTS

    1. Common Garden Pests:
    2. Beneficial Garden Bugs:
    3. Aphids:
    4. Flea Beetles:
    5. Ladybugs, Lady Beetles, Mexican Bean Beetle:
    6. Slugs:
    7. Pest and Animal Barriers: