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Plan to Make Your Garden Better Than Ever
Planning some of us love it, some of us try to ignore it. But one thing is for certain, planning makes any undertaking more productive and goes a long way toward eliminating wasted effort.
Planning is key for producing an abundant and successful garden. This year, look at WVU’s Garden Calendar articles early to learn what good garden planning entails before you start your garden.
From pointers on plant selection, location, and soil preparation to tips about seeds, garden upkeep, and harvesting, this information will help you make your gardening experience both satisfying and productive.
Each month’s illustration depicts examples of vegetables that can be harvested in that month. Whether it is potatoes you stored for a February harvest; gathering corn, apples, and tomatoes in late summer; or collecting kale in December planning will help you reap an abundant garden year-round.
Don’t forget our bonus article at the end of the calendar introducing two unexpected vegetables that you can try this gardening season for something new.
As always, the “by the date” garden information will help remind you when certain gardening chores should be done. For best results do the tasks around the suggested date within a few days, either way, usually will work. Some tasks have an even longer implementation range that will still give you good results.
However, if you have any questions about timing or other gardening concerns, please contact your county’s WVU Extension Service office.
Enjoy this year’s Garden Calendar and may you have an abundant harvest!
About Vegetable Varieties
An additional counterpart to the Garden Calendar is About Vegetable Varieties featuring common vegetables with helpful information about:
- Vegetable varieties
- Days to maturity
- Descriptive remarks
Free Garden Calendar Downloads
Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the 2015 Garden Calendar files.
- 2015 Garden Calendar – Home Printing (5.1 MB)
Black and white – 8.5×11” landscape format. Shrink to fit as necessary.
- Garden Calendar Growing Guide – Home Printing (2.1 MB)
Black and white – 8.5×11” landscape format
- Garden Calendar Vegetable Varieties – Home Printing (598.5 KB)
Black and white – 8.5×14” portrait format
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