Gardening advice is easy to find on the web, but much of the information is inaccurate, inappropriate for your area, and may do more harm than good! The links on this page are excellent sources for research-based gardening information. Click here for a few tips to finding useful gardening information for Western North Carolina: Web Research Tips for WNC
Search over 950 Cooperative Extension Service sites from across the country using One Search. Remember: Advice from other regions may not be appropriate for your area.
North Carolina State University – Information about gardening.
NCSU Gardening Portal
North Carolina State University – Information about individual plants.
NCSU Plant Database
The NC Extension Gardener Handbook used in Extension Master GardenerSM volunteer training is now available to the public. Check it out below.
Extension Gardener Handbook
North Carolina State University – Information about native plants.
Non-Native & Invasive Plants: Nonnative Invasive Plants of the Southern Forests
Pesticide Use: Do you Need a License or Certificate?
Rain Barrels: Purchase Rainbarrels
Soil Testing: Soil Test Submission Forms