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Gardening Resource Guide

Print Resources

In addition to books in the nonfiction section (call number 635), UPL also has gardening magazines!

  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Fine Gardening
  • Garden Gate


Online Resources

 Garden Guides,

  • Tons of general gardening information
  • A step-by-step guide to harvesting seeds

 Iowa State University Horticulture News,

  • Timely topics for every season and current gardening news
  • An encyclopedia of Iowa gardening knowledge, videos, and much more

The Rain Campaign,

  • Learn about landscaping (rainscaping) practices to retain stormwater, including rain barrels, soil restoration, native landscaping, and more
  • Find funding assistance programs for installing rainscaping practices

Seed Savers,

  • Explore topics such as garden planning, seed starting, plant care, and seed saving.
  • Crop-by-crop growing guides