Updated: Jun 24, 2022
Even if you have gardened for years, you will still catch yourself trying to remember when to plant certain items. I always get way too excited wanting to plant and forget how crazy Arkansas weather really can be this time of the year. Most states have an agricultural department at their Universities or a cooperative research extension office. These resources really do come in hand per your state, as they are updated often. The farmer's almanac is also a good resource. You can visit their website here and find more info per your county. Just type in your zip code in their search bar and hit search.
Most seed packets offer you a map, and instructions on when to plant them for your region. In the past, I have ran into some that did not. I find these guides handy when I am planning out succession planting in my garden yearly. It gives me a really good idea of when my starting and stopping points should be so that I do not waste my time, energy, money, or seeds.
Below I have compiled a list of all 50 states, and have linked them to guides. Some of these will also offer companion planting guides as well. Something to really consider is looking into taking a master gardener course. I have seen them offered through almost all cooperative research and extension offices through the USDA. I have never taken this course. I am actually in the process of reaching out to someone at my local cooperative office, in hopes that I can schedule myself to take this course. Master Gardener trainees are required to participate in a minimum of 40 hours of classroom training, score 80 percent on the midterm and final exam, and fulfill 50 hours of volunteer service. The charge for my state of Arkansas for this class is $75.00. If you are interested in this class, below I have attached a link. Once on the website, choose your state. It will then provide you with the website and contact information for someone in charge of the class in your area or neighboring city/state.
Master Gardener Classes - Be sure to play around on this site. It is the American Horticultural Society. There is a lot of amazing information on there about sustainability, container gardening, and maps for what grows in your zone.
Please click on the state you are interested in to view that state's information:
If for any reason a link does not work, please do not hesitate to message me, and let me know so that I may correct it. I want everyone to have access to these resources. Happy Gardening!!!