Learn the first and last dates to plant veggies in our area!
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Learn the first and last dates to plant veggies in our area!

Pansies are an annual that provides early blooms.
Image by Sandy Repp

Pansies are an annual that provides early blooms.

Coleus plants in a greenhouse

Coleus plants in a greenhouse

Our IPM pages can help you control garden pests.

Gardening

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County is your resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes and tours all year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a volunteer! Call us or come by today!

Coneflowers

Easy Care Perennials

Perennials offer year after year of blooms for your garden, and are a smart investment in your garden. Visit our resources to learn more.

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Compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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Food Gardening

Interested in having your own vegetable garden, at home or in your neighborhood? Find links and resources here that will help get you started.

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Japanese maple

Trees & Shrubs

Ornamental trees and shrubs can enhance the beauty of your home landscaping. Find some suggested varieties here.

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Soil health

Soils & Climate

Find out about soil texture, organic matter and testing; dates of the average frost dates in your area; what "growing degree days" are and why they're important, and much more!

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Deer

Deer Resistant Plants

Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.

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Contact

Susan Pezzolla
Agriculture & Horticulture Community Educator
sep37@cornell.edu
(518) 765-3500

Last updated March 24, 2015