A Not-So-Tough Row to Hoe

There's a reason why gardening is one of the top hobbies in the country: it's relaxing. It's rewarding. And with the exception of last summer, it's fun. But if you've never done it before, it's intimidating. It's confusing. And in Maine, it can be particularly challenging, what with our lovely clay soil and oh-so-predictable weather.

The people at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension get it. Which is why they created Grow Maine Grow, an online resource that targets first-time gardeners. In Maine, the growing conditions are very different from the territory most garden books and magazines cover, which makes them pretty much useless. But the experts at UMaine Extension understand that and have great advice that will actually work in your backyard. They've covered everything you'll need to start: site selection, soil testing, best vegetable varieties to grow in our climate, when to plant, when to harvest and more. Still have questions? You can submit them and get an answer from gardening expert Barbara Murphy in no time.

So, how does your garden grow? Better, thanks to this great resource.

For more information, visit the Grow Maine Grow website.

In the interest of full disclosure, The Maven works in PR for the University of Maine. 


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