Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!
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Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!

A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!
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Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!

What's eating your plants? We can help you find out, and suggest ways to control it!

Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

Learn skills and share what you know, as a volunteer in the CCE Master Gardener program.

Gardening

The staff and Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties are available to provide research-based gardening information and services to county residents such as soil testing, identification of pests and diseases, and answering gardeners' horticultural questions. If you are unable to find the solution to your problem here on our website, please call either office -- in Acra (518) 622-9820 x 42 or Hudson (518) 828-3346 x 105. You also may send an email to colgremg@cornell.edu

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2018 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2018!

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Master Gardener Volunteers

Our Master Gardener Volunteers teach classes and workshops, provide information and soil pH testing at events, and answer gardening questions from callers.

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Deer Resistant Plants

Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.

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Houseplants in Winter

Growing plants indoors can be difficult, but here are some links that may be helpful in making you successful at growing plants indoors:

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Compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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Poinsettia Care

Poinsettia plants are so festive for the holidays ... but what do you do to keep it alive and happy? Here are some simple tips to keep it alive and mostly happy for your pleasure..

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Contact

Donna Peterson
Program Educator, Community Horticulture
dmp234@cornell.edu
518-828-3346 ext.106

Last updated December 27, 2017