UMass Extension works with the citizens of Massachusetts to help you make sound choices about growing, planting, and maintaining plants in our landscapes, including vegetables, backyard fruits, and ornamental plants. Our 2024 calendar continues UMass Extension’s tradition of providing gardeners with useful and practical information. Many people also love the daily tips and find the daily sunrise/sunset times highly useful!
As always, each month features:
- An inspiring garden image.
- Daily gardening tips for Northeast growing conditions.
- Daily sunrise and sunset times.
- Phases of the moon.
- Plenty of room for notes.
- Low gloss paper for easy writing.
The featured article is Achieving Success Installing Container Grown Plants. Purchasing plants for the landscape can be a considerable investment of both time and money. Selecting the right plant for the right place is the first step in making the most of this investment. This means selecting the best-suited plant material for your location according to light exposure, water availability, hardiness zone, soil conditions, and environmental exposure. The next step, and just as important to success, is following proper planting procedure.
Our 2024 calendar includes guidelines for preparing the planting hole, avoiding problems with circling roots, amending the soil before planting, and shares the results of a two-year UMass study looking at plant establishment success using different root preparation methods at planting.
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Proceeds from sales of the annual Garden Calendar benefit the work of UMass Extension’s educational programs.