Useful Garden Stuff

Gardening Search Engine – all results are from top US Agricultural Universities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maps of frost / freeze dates

USDA interactive hardiness zone map

Texas AMU tomato problem solver – awesome resource!

U.K. National Vegetable Society web site

BBC Gardeners World Videos – Great videos on all kinds of gardening subjects.

UK Gardeners Almanac

Average monthly temperature and rainfall by U.S. zip code

Families of  garden plants:

  • Leguminosae: bean, pea, peanut, red clover
  • Solanaceae: tomato, eggplant, pepper, potato, tomatillo
  • Brassiceae: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, broccoli raab, pak choi, mustard, kohlrabi, Brussels sprout, turnip, radish, rutabaga, collard
  • Cucurbitaceae: cucumber, squash, pumpkin, melon, watermelon, gourd
  • Umbelliferae: carrot, parsley, celery, parsnip, dill, fennel, coriander
  • Liliaceae: asparagus, garlic, onion, leek, shallot, chives
  • Chenopodiaceae: beet, Swiss chard, spinach, lamb’s quarter, amaranth, purslane
  • Asteraceae: chicory, endive, salsify, dandelion, lettuce, sunflower, marigold, Jerusalem and globe artichoke.

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