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Year-Round Gardening

Year-Round Gardening gives basic gardening tips throughout the year. The instructional clips feature Penn State Extension Educators and Master Gardeners.

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Lisa Schneider from Penn State extension standing before a green and blue background with a hovering photograph of seed catalogs for gardening.

Plan your garden with seed catalogs

The avalanche of seed catalogs is well underway. Here are some tips for getting your garden started.

3/29/24 | 4m 3s


Rick Kralj from Penn State Extension standing in a blue shirt before a blue and green background.

Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

Quick tips on how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables.

2/27/24 | 4m 36s


Picking the Best Christmas Tree

Looking for the perfect Christmas tree? Penn State Extension's Tom Butzler gives tips for how to pick the right tree for the holiday season.

12/12/23 | 3m 41s


Winter Container Gardening

Container gardens are a great way to garden indoors during the winter months, or in spaces like an apartment complex, where you might not have room for a conventional garden.

11/28/23 | 4m 12s


Tips for Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Freezing can be an easy and hassle-free way to preserve your fruits and vegetables from your garden.

11/3/23 | 4m 1s


Harvesting Winter Squash

Winter squash are generally harvested in the fall before Halloween, and there are some tell-tale signs for when they're ready.

10/18/23 | 2m 26s


The Science of Canning

Canning is a tried-and-true method of preserving and storing vegetables and fruit you grew in your garden.

9/29/23 | 3m 16s


Cool Season Vegetables

Even though we’re in the midst of summer, now is a good time to start planning your cool season vegetables.

9/16/23 | 2m 13s


Identifying Weeds

Learn to identify weeds and keep them out of your garden.

9/1/23 | 3m 45s


Staking Tomato Plants

If you’re growing tomatoes, staking or trellising the plants can improve air flow, reduce the risk of blight and free up garden space.

8/11/23 | 2m 38s


A rain cloud above a green lawn, with a man in the foreground explaining lawn irrigation.

How to Water Your Lawn

Watering your lawn properly is vital for the health of your grass. Here are some basic tips for lawn irrigation.

7/28/23 | 2m 51s


Planning a Pollinator Garden

Learn tips on planting a vibrant pollinator garden from Master Gardener Lisa Schneider.

7/21/23 | 5m 12s


Native Plants for Beginners

Master Gardener Lisa Schneider explains the how-to (and why-to) of gardening with native plants.

6/30/23 | 3m 56s


Warm Season Vegetables

Tips for planting vegetables like tomatoes, squash and corn that thrive in warmer temperatures.

6/28/23 | 3m 21s



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