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Organic Gardening: Spring Planner


The Organic Gardening Spring Planner is meant to be a gardening adviser and friend. This first section gives you all the information you need to plan and plant your garden. The journal section, which begins on page 15, has how-to tips for tending your vegetable and flower gardens in spring.  Click here for more information.


Indoor Seed Starting Project

Click here for step by step process on getting started.

Starting Seeds at Home

Developed by Marjorie Peronto, associate Extension professor and Theresa Guethler, Extension Master Gardener from the Univeristy of Maine Extension.

When you grow your own seedlings, your transplants can be ready for the garden as soon as the danger of spring frost has passed, giving you a head start on Maine’s short gardening season. You can start enjoying flowers and harvesting vegetables four to six weeks earlier than if you had waited for the ground to warm up enough for you to sow the seeds outside. Click here to learn more.

Winter Seed Sowing

Click here for more information when you don't have the space or light to sow seeds indoors.

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

Greg Holdsworth, contributor to the  From January 9, 2011

Click here for more information on how to make your own grow light stand


Garden Tool Handout


Guidlines for their selection, use and care.  Click here to learn more.

Plants for Pollinators

Invite bees, butterflies and beneficial insects into your garden with these nectar and pollen rich plants.  Click here for more information.