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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Planting and growing guides

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 the diagnostic tool 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.

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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.

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Care and maintenance of houseplants

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Read Yard and Garden News

For growing tips, emerging issues and good-to-know advice for anyone with a lawn or garden.

On the go?

Listen to the Smart Gardens and What's Killing My Kale? podcasts

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