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.

Dripirrigate

Water Wise Drip Irrigation

Learn how to install a drip system to stop wasting water and start delivering it to plants where they need it.

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Mg2013 planting

The Children's Garden

We can't wait for the next exciting season at the Children's Garden held at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center in Yaphank. Every year brings more and more fun!

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Beaker

Horticulture Diagnostic Labs

Two locations to serve the industry and gardeners throughout Suffolk County.

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Alpha gal

'Alpha-Gal' Syndrome

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

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Hoophouse

Building a Raised Bed Hoop House

​Step by step, construct an entire 4- x 8-foot raised bed box with a removable plastic hoop house to extend the growing season from early spring into early winter.

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Mulch

Basics of Composting & Sheet Mulching

​Recycle your garden and food wastes into compost, and transform your soil into garden gold!

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Contact

Robin Simmen
Community Horticulture Specialist
rls63@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 215

Last updated May 21, 2015