Books — Gardening books are an excellent source of information. The Peterborough Horticultural Society has an excellent lending library and you can search its catalogue.

Advice for New Gardeners Novice gardeners are often overwhelmed by the subject, but it is easy enough if you just jump in and start working.  There is a lot of help available and you can start with this basic information.  We’re often asked about how to garden in the shade

Growing Food Growing your own food is very satisfying and is easy enough to do.  Here is some information that will help you to get started.  See also the many Fact Sheets below.

Garden tasks for each month of the year for our area
Sustainable Gardensvegetables
Planting Time
A Garden Planting Chart
Planting and Harvesting Worksheet

Fact Sheets on common garden problems:

Fact Sheets on common flowering trees and shrubs:

Fact sheets for growing vegetables:

Peterborough, ON, Canada

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