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Planting and growing guides

hands full of tomatoes, lettuce and herbs
pink bleeding heart on vine outside
raised beds with vegetables and herbs

Whether you're a seasoned landscaper, just starting to garden, or need some help with an established plot, we have guidelines and best practices to help you grow healthy plants in your own yard and garden.

Try What's wrong with my plant? for a step-by-step guide through diagnosing a plant problem.

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.

Check the Master Gardener Seed Trial recommendations each year for newly tested varieties of flowers and vegetables that grow well in Minnesota gardens.


Care and maintenance of lawns and landscape plants

The Minnesota lawn care calendar is a handy schedule of activities that will help you keep your lawn healthy throughout the year.


Grow and care for houseplants


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