Here’s a running list of helpful, credible resources to help you on your gardening journey.
Your State’s Cooperative extension Website
Since I’m in North Carolina, I’ll include the link to ours (based out of NC State University). Every state has their own, usually affiliated with a university. This should be where you go FIRST for reliable, science-backed gardening information. Typical topics covered: planting instructions, pests, plant diseases, gardening information specific to your growing zone.
Here are some of my favorites. Check your local library first, but if you’d like your own copy, use one of the Amazon Affiliate links below and I’ll get a small kickback if you order within 24 hours of using the link.
Don’t underestimate what your neighbors, parents, grandparents, friends, and local nursery owners, master gardeners, and farmer’s market vendors can teach you! Be open to trying new things and do your own research to see what holds water.