Northern Gardener Resources

Dig into our new RESOURCE HUB—find links to our favorite articles, webinars and videos for anyone growing in hardiness zones 3, 4 and 5.

Find your growing zone

Before you get started, let's find out which plant hardiness zone you're growing in.

New to northern gardening?

High five! You're in for a very fun summer. We can help you get started—roll up your sleeves and dig in.

2021 trend: tiny vegetables

Browsing through seed catalogs and plant websites? You may notice that vegetables are shrinking.

DIY: Raised Beds

Bad soil, back or knees? Try raising up a garden bed (or two!) this year and filling it with a rich soil mix, flowers and vegetables. Add legs to any bed for especially easy watering, harvesting and snacking! It's easy to make your own—we can help.

Be a hero in your own yard

Learn how you can be a champion for bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife in your own yard.

Native plants for shade

Ecological restoration specialist Cheryl Culbreth recommends her favorite native plants for shady spots.

Grow a cut flower garden

See our top plant picks for growing your own bouquets all summer long.