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Post  J Long on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 10:50 am

Where do I find information on what particular varieties fare better with in areas, mine being Central Ohio 5b.
Need to order seeds asap.
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Post  Kelejan on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 5:37 pm

I believe that the USA has something called State Extension Offices where you can get all sorts of information particular to your area, especially what grows well in your local area, and  including last and first frost dates.

I am in Canada and so far I have not heard if we have anything like that.
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Post  yolos on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 6:06 pm

A lot of the universities have all kinds of information also.  I think Llama Mama is in Ohio.  Maybe she can help you.
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Post  walshevak on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 8:51 pm

The Extension offices are tied to the state agricultural university and are at least partially funded by the federal funds that created the universities.  They are a great source of information on local conditions, plant varieties, disease, pests and sources. The Master Gardener program is run out of their offices.  The extension officer is also a university professor at my extension office and I believe it is a requirement.  It is your tax dollars at work so take advantage.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on Sat 17 Jan 2015, 8:57 am

J - Ohio State apparently has the extension services.  You should be able to find one in your county.
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Post  has55 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 2:49 am

walshevak wrote:The Extension offices are tied to the state agricultural university and are at least partially funded by the federal funds that created the universities.  They are a great source of information on local conditions, plant varieties, disease, pests and sources. The Master Gardener program is run out of their offices.  The extension officer is also a university professor at my extension office and I believe it is a requirement.  It is your tax dollars at work so take advantage.

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Post  llama momma on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 11:09 am

Here you go!  If you are in Fairfield County like I am, check out Events--Feb 25th.  Yours truly presenting a discussion on sq. ft. gardening.  If you are Pickaway County I'll be speaking there in March. 
More importantly here is the main site for all the counties
http://extension.osu.edu/
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Post  Kelejan on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 5:59 pm

Does anyone know if Canada has something like extension offices?
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Post  has55 on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 10:44 am

Kelejan wrote:Does anyone know if Canada has something like extension offices?
this might help. agricultural Institute of Canada
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Post  Kelejan on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 1:32 pm

has55 wrote:
Kelejan wrote:Does anyone know if Canada has something like extension offices?
this might help. agricultural Institute of Canada
Thank you, has55, I will look into this.
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Post  sanderson on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 2:42 pm

I looked at it but could not find anything like we have in the States. Hope you have better luck.
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Post  CapeCoddess on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 3:00 pm

Kelejan wrote:Does anyone know if Canada has something like extension offices?

Kelejan, in my area we don't have an extension office but instead are directed to Master Gardeners for help.  Maybe you have something like that?

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Post  Kelejan on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 10:27 pm

sanderson wrote:I looked at it but could not find anything like we have in the States.  Hope you have better luck.
I did not find anything either. There must be something for Canadian gardeners.
Perhaps I had better take out a subscription to Mother Earth or Canadian Gardener.
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Post  sanderson on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 12:19 am

http://www.mgoi.ca/index.html

Ontario MG work book.   What a Face 354 pages!  I forget how detailed MG training is.

http://www.mgoi.ca/resources/Reference-Manual.pdf
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