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GARDENING: Online Resources for Gardeners

May 12, 2020
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April is National Gardening Month, and spring has arrived just in time! Thankfully, we can enjoy being outside in our gardens and yards while still following social distancing guidelines. Purdue Extension has the following online resources to reference for planning your summer garden, yard and landscape care.


General Yard & Garden

Purdue Extension Indiana Yard & Garden Website

Purdue Yard & Garden News

Purdue In The Grow Question & Answer

Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab (PPDL)

Purdue Extension Education Store

Purdue Extension Rainscaping Education Program

Purdue Extension Invasive Species


Purdue Extension YouTube

Purdue Extension Home Gardening Playlist

Purdue Extension Channel


Vegetable Gardening

Starting Seeds Indoors video demonstration

Beginner Vegetable Garden Tips

Food Safety for Vegetable Gardeners video

Purdue Extension Tomato Doctor App

Vegetable Crops Hotline


Food / Food Safety

Purdue FoodLink

Safe Produce


Fruit Gardening

Purdue Extension Facts for Fancy Fruit

Managing Pests in the Home Fruit Planting


Flower Gardening

Purdue Extension Annual Flower Doctor App 

Purdue Extension Perennial Flower Doctor App 



Purdue Landscape Report

Purdue Emerald Ash Borer

Purdue Tree Doctor App



Purdue Extension Turf Tips

Purdue Extension Turf Resources for Homeowners

Purdue Extension Turf Doctor App


Plant Identification

Purdue Plant ID Pal

The web-based resource is easy to use and includes a helpful glossary and fun quizzes. Indiana 4-H and FFA youth will find it especially helpful as they learn to identify ornamentals, fruits and vegetables for local, state and national competitions.

Purdue Arboretum Explorer

Search for plants at Purdue University by name, characteristics or location on campus. Learn about Purdue’s sustainability initiatives and discover what is blooming or fruiting.


Forestry & Natural Resources

Urban Forestry


Got Nature?


Purdue Extension Bulletins


Plant Pathology



Animal Damage Management

Pollinator Protection

Purdue Pesticide Programs

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