With spring right around the corner, many people are anxious to get outside and start planting in the garden. If you are anything like me, you could use some help making your thumb a bit greener. In addition to the gardening books and magazines we have at the library, here are some helpful links to resources about gardening in Minnesota:
University of Minnesota Extension
A comprehensive site with planting guides, pest control suggestions, and ways to incorporate native plants into your garden and landscape
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
The DNR provides tips for landscaping, attracting butterflies, feeding birds, and caring for trees on your property.
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
From here you can link to the MSHS editor’s blog or to many of the garden resources they have found to be helpful
Raised Garden Bed Minnesota
A detailed chart with planting dates, spacing, and timing for common vegetable plants
The Urban Farmer has seeds for sale, but also provides a comprehensive planting guide. They also suggest plant varieties that are most successful in Minnesota.
The blog is maintained by a Minnesota couple who research and photograph the plants and animals in their backyard.