2015 Garden Calendar
Plan to Make Your Garden Better Than Ever
This 2015 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar helps gardeners plan for an abundant and successful garden.
Planning some of us love it, some of us try to ignore it. But one thing is for certain, planning makes any undertaking more productive and goes a long way toward eliminating wasted effort.
Planning is key for producing an abundant and successful garden. This year, look at WVU’s Garden Calendar articles early to learn what good garden planning entails before you start your garden.
From pointers on plant selection, location, and soil preparation to tips about seeds, garden upkeep, and harvesting, this information will help you make your gardening experience both satisfying and productive.
Each month’s illustration depicts examples of vegetables that can be harvested in that month. Whether it is potatoes you stored for a February harvest; gathering corn, apples, and tomatoes in late summer; or collecting kale in December planning will help you reap an abundant garden year-round.
Don’t forget our bonus article at the end of the calendar introducing two unexpected vegetables that you can try this gardening season for something new.
As always, the “by the date” garden information will help remind you when certain gardening chores should be done. For best results do the tasks around the suggested date within a few days, either way, usually will work. Some tasks have an even longer implementation range that will still give you good results.
However, if you have any questions about timing or other gardening concerns, please contact your county’s WVU Extension Service office.
Enjoy this year’s Garden Calendar and may you have an abundant harvest!
2015 Garden Calendar Downloads
2015 Garden Calendar Home Printing (5.1 MB)
Black and white 8.5×11” landscape format. Shrink to fit as necessary.
Garden Calendar Growing Guide Home Printing (2.1 MB)
Black and white 8.5×11” landscape format
Garden Calendar Vegetable Varieties Home Printing (598.5 KB)
Black and white 8.5×14” portrait format
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The mission of the West Virginia University (WVU) Extension Service (ES) is to form learning partnerships with the people of West Virginia to enable them to improve their lives and communities. To these partnerships, we bring useful research- and experience-based knowledge that facilitates critical thinking and skill development.
Where Is WVU-ES?
Through its Extension Service, WVU provides a “mini campus” in each of the state’s 55 counties. The work at these locations addresses a wide variety of community issues via a nontraditional mix of learners, faculty, staff and volunteers. Part of an educational network of 105 land-grant universities, WVU-ES takes the helping hand of West Virginia University directly to thousands of West Virginians in communities scattered across the state. Extension’s central administrative office is on WVU’s downtown campus in Morgantown.
How Does Extension Work?
Drawing on the strengths of WVU’s many academic disciplines, extension educators target communities’ social, economic, environmental and technical problems. Some extension educators work out of buildings on WVU’s traditional campuses, such as those located in Morgantown. But many extension personnel work out of offices in WVU Extension’s county settings, such as those generally located in or near each county’s governmental seat. Working daily with local residents, extension personnel find their lives often intertwine with the issues that confront their local communities. They are committed to helping people find answers that work. As they solve problems along with local citizens—individually and in groups—Extension personnel and staff translate WVU’s research and knowledge into action. More about the Extension Service...