gardening stuff

Getting ready to garden.

cold frame

Learn about using cold frames in your home gardening.


Support your local growers.

little girl with sunflower

Children love being in the garden!


Long Islanders are fortunate to have a relatively mild climate that affords many options in planning a home garden. We are very proud of our green lawns, perennial gardens, ornamental trees, pond and container gardens, not to mention our vegetable gardens.

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers research-based support to gardeners with online horticulture leaflets, gardening schools and master gardener classes. Homeowners can bring soil and plant samples to our diagnostic labs for help determining treatment or amendments. And our youngest residents can learn to plant their own gardens at the Children’s Garden at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank.

radishes and carrots on display at Unions Square market, NYC July 2014

2019 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2019!

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Saint Peters Garden

Master Gardener Training Program

Anyone with a desire to learn more about gardening and an interest in contributing to the community on a voluntary basis is a candidate for the Suffolk County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

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spotted garden slug

Horticulture Factsheets

Our Cornell University research based Horticulture Factsheets provide answers to homeowner’s most common questions.

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'Alpha-Gal' Syndrome

Tick bites blamed for causing an allergic reaction to meat consumption.

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It is possible to contract a tick borne disease and not know you were even bitten. This flyer informs you what to look for.

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Early Morning Farm booth at the Ithaca Farmers' Market, 06/10/2013 (Cornell University Photography)

FMNP Farmer's Markets in Suffolk County

Support your local growers by shopping at your local Farmers' Market. It's always fresh!

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Last updated November 19, 2018