School Garden Resources:
Tending Your Garden
These resources can help with decisions on what to plant, when to plant, how deep and how far apart to plant, managing soil fertility and organic matter, mulching, watering, managing diseases, insects, and weeds, when to harvest, and a great deal of additional useful information.
University of Georgia Publications
All these publications are useful for tending gardens, with some resources specific for school gardens and others applicable to any type of garden setting.
- School Gardens: Less Expensive Sources of Plant Material, Amendments and Tools
- Sources of Water for the Garden
- Weed control
- Extending the Crop Season: Unheated Spaces
- Growing Fruits
These organizations are based in Georgia and other southeastern states. Be aware that gardening conditions can vary significantly, even within a region. Therefore, information from other locations may be less applicable than sources geographically closer to your own garden.
- Gardening Plans for Georgia Schools (doc)
Gardening information primarily for northern Georgia, covers gardening tips from August to May of the school year.
- Vegetable Gardening in Georgia
UGA Extension guide on vegetable gardening in Georgia
- Fruits &
UGA Extension plant-specific publications for producing garden fruits and vegetables
- Mulching Vegetables
UGA Extension publication on choosing the right mulch
- Weed Control in the Garden
Arizona Cooperative Extension’s master gardener manual on weed control
- 2012 Georgia Pest Management Handbook
- When to Harvest Vegetables
UGA Extension publication includes optimum harvest times for specific vegetables
- Vegetables Resources
Easy gardening fact sheets and guides from Texas A&M
- Home Vegetable Garden Insect Pest Control (pdf)
Fact sheet on insect pests from Oklahoma State Extension Service
- Georgia School Harvesting Calendar (pdf)