Friday, March 12, 2010

Online Gardening Help

There is so much good gardening information available through online websites, blogs and newsletters. Today I am sharing a few of those resources. One of my favorites is This guy is from a neighboring county and retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. He offers very good advice on his website and also has a newsletter he sends out periodically. I like him because of his experience and because he knows how to garden in our climate.

He has a radio show on WSB-AM. You can also watch videos on just about everything to do with gardening at Mr Reeves is quite busy for a retired man.

There are a number of blogs that give good information but the cutest Georgia-based gardening blog I have found is Isn't it adorable? I don't know if there are as many tips as other blogs but the photos are very pretty and the "gardening with kids" section is inspiring. It looks like there are more products to sell than gardening tips but I still love this blog.

I have often downloaded information from On this page you can enter a keyword and search for your topic. It is amazing how much information you can get here. You can also find a contact for your local extension agent and contact them for soil sample tests and more information.

YouTube is a good resource for almost any kind of "how-to" video. Above is a video demonstration about organic gardening. Sometimes you learn more about watching someone do something, rather than reading about it. Most of the how-to videos are by ivillage. They are kind of low-tech and not all of them are good but you may find something there that can clear up a gardening problem.

There are quite a number of tips on websites like Pike Nursery, above at I particularly like their monthly calendars.

Above is one of our local Garden websites. I am sure if you couldn't find some information from this or you could drop by and ask some questions.

I would love to hear about your favorite gardening websites and blogs. If you have one to suggest, please leave a comment.


  1. I haven't really delved into any gardening websites and blogs but after reading this, that may be about to change!

  2. Great report today! Our family is considering some gardening projects so thank you for sharing. Looks like some good tips. When spring comes, I'll be ready.

    Many thanks and have a great weekend,