Getting ready to garden.

Getting ready to garden.

Learn about using cold frames in your home gardening.

Learn about using cold frames in your home gardening.

Support your local growers.

Support your local growers.

Children love being in the garden!

Children love being in the garden!

Gardening

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.

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2017 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 2017!

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Pick Your Own List

Support your local growers. Bring friends and family and enjoy an afternoon of Picking Your Own.

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Gold Medal Plants

The Gold Medal Program identifies underutilized plant material of exceptional merit that is particularly suited for growing on Long Island.

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Horticulture Factsheets

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

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BE TICK WISE!

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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'Alpha-Gal' Syndrome

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

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Last updated May 23, 2017