Planting and growing guides
Whether you're just starting to garden or need some help with an established plot, we have guidelines and best practices to help you grow healthy plants at home or in a community garden.
Starting, maintaining and harvesting your garden
The Upper Midwest home gardening calendar shows recommended timing for everything you need to do to grow great flower and vegetable gardens in Minnesota.
Growing healthy vegetables - Planning ahead will help you avoid common diseases and pests that can affect a healthy harvest.
Growing herbs in home gardens - The basics of starting and growing an herb garden.
Planting the vegetable garden - From preparing the soil to picking vegetables
Planting for fall harvest - When you plant is as important as where and how if you want vegetables well into the fall.
Extending the growing season - Practical methods for heating the soil in spring and protecting your garden through the first frost
Raised bed gardens - How to build and maintain raised beds for the crops that appreciate them