Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex 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! Are you a home gardener or want to be one? Master Gardener Volunteers are available to help you get started. Have a gardening/pest/general horticulture question? We are happy to help! There are many ways to connect with us - try one of these options:
Consult our charts of popular vegetables and the earliest and latest dates they safely can be planted (as seeds, transplants, or sets) in our region.
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.
Our resources on annuals, perennials, lawns, trees and shrubs can help you have a more beautiful home landscape.
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!
Last updated October 10, 2023