Gardening Tools

Dirt, seeds, water – is that really all it takes? Yes…and no. That IS what it takes, but there are certainly methods and advice that can help you garden successfully. No worries! So many have done it before you and are ready to share their wins, fails, and ways to do it best.

Planting Resources

Planting A Fall Vegetable Garden

Seed Starting Virtual Class

No Garden? No Problem! – Container Gardening Basics

Introduction to Elevated Raised Beds – Part 1

Building an Elevated Raised Bed – Part 2

Adding a Row Cover to Your Raised Bed

Composting Virtual Class Event Recording

Gardening For All Ages

Ohio Native Plant List

SNAP Gardens

Gardening Gear

To Glove or Not to Glove

    • Gloves keep your hands clean and dry
    • Helps prevent blisters and calluses from forming
    • Helps prevent cuts and scrapes while you work, or protect existing cuts and scrapes from infection
    • Protects your hands against insect bites or stings protect skin from harmful chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.


    • Tools can be found at your local farm and hardware stores.
    • Tools needed for the job vary, check out our checklists!

Soil Resources

Don’t Guess – Soil Test! 

Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

Certified Soil Testing Laboratories in North America

Urban Agriculture

Growing Calendar

2022 Almanac Growing Calendar

Burpees Growing Calendar

NGA Garden Planting Calendar