pansies
Image by Sandy Repp

Pansies are an annual that provides early blooms.

Gardening

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County is your resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes and tours all year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a volunteer! Call us or come by today!

Produce at a farm stand

2017 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2017!

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fresh compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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Deer Tick on leaf

Avoid Lyme Disease

Find resources on how to identify deer ticks, how to remove an attached tick, effective insect repellants, and more, here on our website.

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Black-tailed deer grazing by the roadside in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington [public domain].

Deer Resistant Plants

Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.

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coneflowers and black eyed susans (echinacea & rudbeckia)

Easy Care Perennials

Perennials offer year after year of blooms for your garden, and are a smart investment in your garden. Visit our resources to learn more.

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close-up photo of soil after tilling

Test Your Soil!

Learn the correct way to gather soil for a soil test at Cooperative Extension.

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Last updated April 17, 2019