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Old 07-28-2009, 01:08 PM
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I'm going to buy a house by the end of the year and am looking forward to planning a garden for next year. I've just moved here, zone 6 in the Pacific Northwest. I want to grow vegetables that will do well here, as well as perennials and some fruit trees. I have much to learn! Besides this wonderful forum , where have you learned how to garden?
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Gardening Forums - Ask Gardening Questions at Dave's Garden
Good site, although I'd swear you didn't used to have to be a subscriber for access to most of the sub forums.
You could also google garden blogs for your area, they can be fun and informative to read sometimes.

Second hand bookstores are also a great, inexpensive resource for gardening "how-to" books. I've found some real bargains on books that pertained to my locale, mid-south gardening. I'm sure in your location you'd find books that were appropriate to your gardening area.

I've also learned a lot from going to local plant sales and talking to the people there. I was also lucky enough to have a botanic garden nearby that sponsored a lot of classes, lectures, etc. Great resource!

I tend to think reading and planning are half the fun of gardening!
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:03 AM
Location: oregon
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Your up here in the northwest...Give Sunset western gardener is a excellent book, its my if doubt grab it and look it up..I would go to the library and just snoop threw their books. look for plants that are zone specific to zone 6..I'm in zone 7 in the willamette valley..
How can I politely put this , out here in the northwest we can get away doing and planting stuff that a lot of our gardening friends to the east of can't do just because of our weather.
Gardening with Perennials
from Rodale Press is a an excellent on and I think Rodale is part of the Sunset magazine family...Its another one of my go to books..
Our local master gardeners information desk has good reference books they use and you might want to stop the one in your area and just ask to see what they use..We also use Oregon State Universtiy Ag sites and Washington States Ag sites to for information.
Good luck,hope this helps you out ..
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