Planning and developing a garden requires decisions—from what to plant to when to plant it. The gardening experts at West Virginia University Extension Service designed the 2013 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar with this in mind.

The free calendar, WVU Extension Service’s most-requested publication, is now available at all county offices of the WVU Extension Service.Viewers can also download and print a copy by visiting

The calendar features short articles on gardening to help the reader enhance their skill and learn a variety of growing options. Gardeners will learn how to select the proper tools, control insects, cover crops and more.

The monthly calendar and gardening guide offers information helpful to both beginning and avid gardeners. The calendar provides day-to-day planting and harvesting reminders for the entire year. Daily tips range from when to design your garden layout to when to prune bushes and turn compost.

In January, readers are reminded to order seeds and fertilizer for their spring garden. In February, reminders include tips about seeding vegetables indoors and cleaning dust from houseplants. The important notes continue throughout the growing season into December.

The 2013 calendar also honors retired WVU Extension Service Horticulture Specialist John Jett. Jett was a driving force for the calendar, as well as a leader in the WVU Extension Master Gardeners community. His top gardening tips are featured in the calendar.

Connecting the people of West Virginia to the University’s resources and programs is the primary goal of WVU Extension Service and its 55 offices throughout the state. Local experts, like WVU Extension’s agents and specialists, work to help improve the lifestyles and well-being of youths, workforces, communities, farms and businesses through trusted research in the counties in which they serve.

To learn more about the calendar, or view a list of county offices, visit,



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