GARDENING BASICS

Where to Begin?

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  • Check out the Gardening books at your local library. 
  • Visit your local gardening store
  • Do some online research
  • Come to the SCG monthly meeting to ask your fellow gardeners for ideas!


OOB/Saco Adult & Community Education offers gardening courses on a regular basis. 

See their current catalog here:

www.oobsaco.maineadulted.org

Purchasing Seedlings

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TendingYour Garden

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Planting, watering, and more. Check out the pdf file below and discover the yoga of weeding!

Harvesting Your Crops

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Don't forget about the fruits of your labor! Download pdf file below.

Saving the Harvest

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Download the pdf file below for information about how to store your produce


Saco community garden educational files to download

All about Tomatoes (pdf)

Download

Tending Your Garden (pdf)

Download

Our Compost System (pdf)

Download

Garden Pests (pdf)

Download

Harvesting Your Crops (pdf)

Download

Saving the Harvest (pdf)

Download

Raising gardeners

Kids in the Garden

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The Saco Community Garden is a great place to introduce children to gardening!


Gardening with Kids


Seven Tips for Getting Kids into the Garden


Harvesting for Healthy Kids

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Floating Row Covers

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Wondering what that white cloth is on some of the gardens? Floating Row Covers are available in the shed for your use in protecting your garden. See links below for information  about how to use them :


Cooperative Extension UWisconsin/Madison


The Gardener's Workshop

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Please note: External links are  provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Saco Community Garden of any of the products or services offered by businesses or organizations.