2013 Garden Calendar – Making Good Gardening Choices
The 2013 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar features articles that will help guide gardeners through the many choices they must make to develop and maintain their gardens. You’ll find pointers and useful information that will help you know what to consider when making those decisions.
Celebrating WVU Extension’s Centennial
Year of Service to West Virginians
This 2014 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar celebrates the organization’s 100th anniversary while providing daily tips and reminders to gardeners across West Virginia.
“Gardening has always been an important part of the lives of West Virginians, and WVU Extension Service is here to help ensure gardeners across the state have the knowledge they need to be successful,” said Steve Bonnano, WVU Extension Service interim director.
“For the last 100 years, WVU Extension Service has used trusted research and the knowledge of expertslike our county agentsto assist West Virginians in many areas of gardening, and continually adapts to bring up-to-date, useful gardening advice and information to people across the state.”
The garden calendar provides information for the planting, cultivating and gardening needs that West Virginians experience. Some of these needs include where to plant and the “how-to’s” to keep a garden flourishing.
By offering a West Virginia-specific USDA planting zone map, the calendar helps gardeners decide what plants to grow and when to plant them.
Showcased in each month of the garden calendar are the historic, agricultural achievements and accomplishments attained by the people of West Virginia. From the WV ‘63 blight resistant tomato to the discovery of West Virginia’s first “Golden Delicious” apple, each article offers the reader an interesting perspective into West Virginia’s past.
Although garden calendars provide much of the needed information to keep your plants and garden thriving, you can gain even more information by contacting agents in WVU Extension Service’s local offices.
Any of our 55 WVU Extension Service county offices will be happy to provide you with more gardening information their phone numbers are listed on the inside back cover or you may find them online.
About Vegetable Varieties
An additional counterpart to the Garden Calendar is About Vegetable Varieties featuring common vegetables with helpful information about:
- Vegetable varieties
- Days to maturity
- Descriptive remarks
Free Garden Calendar Downloads
Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the 2013 Garden Calendar files.
- 2014 Garden Calendar (6.8 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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From the basics of choosing garden tools to the benefits of planting winter cover crops, these articles discuss many useful ideas. Also, each month of the calendar provides the perennially popular suggested dates for planting and carrying out other gardening activities.
A special note: This year the garden calendar is dedicated to Dr. John Jett, retired WVU Extension horticulture specialist. Don’t miss his tribute and John’s favorite horticulture tips located on the last inside page.
People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep
Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Morgan County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in a number of areas. Visit the areas in the navigation bar to find out more, or to find needed forms and information for local programs.
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...