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Garden Calendar

Gardening Around the State

The cover of WVU Extension's 2018 Garden Calendar features a photo of plants with an overlay image of the state of West Virginia. Text inset within the state reads "Gardening Around the State."

The WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar is produced and distributed each year as a service to West Virginia’s many home gardeners and agricultural producers. The annual calendar is just one of many meaningful projects, programs and outreach efforts provided by WVU Extension Service throughout West Virginia’s 55 counties.

If you have gardening questions or want more information, please contact your county’s WVU Extension Service office.

Enjoy this year’s Garden Calendar!

Download the 2018 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar
This PDF download is provided as a convenience for printing the document at home.
The WVU Extension Service is committed to providing reasonable accommodations upon request.

Fresh from the Garden Calendar

Garden-based Learning

 school aged girl planting in a raised container

There has been a renewed interest in teaching our youth how food is grown. Since 2013, the Putnam County garden-based learning program has garnered the attention of others in the community and has expanded to now include six elementary schools, reaching over 1,700 students.

The program, funded by four grants from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and support from local businesses and organizations, allows for the installation of school gardens using high tunnels.

Read about Garden-based Learning


Youths Learn from Transplant Production

children and teacher planting in a raised garden with dark soil

In-school gardens are a beneficial educational learning tool that covers a range of topics, such as germination, transplant care, spacing and nutrient requirements. Extension agents partner with teachers to implement gardening directly into their classroom curriculum.

In Jackson County, there are several raised bed gardens that are utilized as outdoor classrooms. Students begin the production process by seeding in the classroom or greenhouse. Then, students transplant them directly into the raised beds, which are equipped with low tunnels allowing the plants to get an early start.

Read about Youths Learn from Transplant Production


Deep Winter Vegetable Production

high tunnel with raised beds of garden vegetables, a group of school children in the back corner

High tunnels are plastic-covered, solar greenhouses that can be used year-round for vegetable production. The low temperature and light of winter is a challenge for gardeners, but there is an opportunity to grow and market throughout the winter in many regions of West Virginia using high tunnels, which can be constructed and operated at a fraction of the cost of greenhouse production.

Root vegetables are able to be harvested or overwintered from October to April in high tunnels. Root vegetables grown in winter are very nutrient dense and have optimal sweetness from the cold growing conditions. They also adapt to the progressively lower temperatures and light during winter.

Read about Deep Winter Vegetable Production


Request a Garden Calendar

Regretfully, no printed 2018 copies are left to request.

Check back to request a printed copy of the 2019 calendar in mid-December.