Gardening Knowledge

We have amalgamated a number of gardening knowledge resources for you that range from podcasts and directories, to plant searches and official gardening associations. If you are looking to broaden your gardening knowledge, or just want to listen to some expert gardeners while you cook your harvest, this list offers many options. From identifying unknown plants, to finding new gardening techniques and knowledge, our list is evergrowing.

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Gardening Podcasts

The Empress of Dirt

Melissa, ‘The Empress of Dirt‘ offers nugget-sized information on gardening 101 basics, gardening myths and old wives tales, and other subjects of interest to gardeners both new and seasoned. She shares garden tips suitable for all climates, long gardens, plus DIY gardening projects to beautify and fortify.

The Joe Gardener Show

Every episode of The Joe Gardener Show is focused on growing a specific species of plant, how to care for your plants, and also features unique gardening guests.

All the Dirt

This podcast is focused on plants, healthy food, and sustainability.

Epic Gardening

This podcast is centered on givingh every gardener a little boost of gardening wisdom in under 10 minutes every day. You have gardening questions, he has answers. Everything from pest prevention to hydroponics, to basic plant care and layout.

Plant Talk Radio

This is a live interactive 1 hour-long radio gardening show hosted by “The Ohio Nurseryman,” Fred Hower. He has over 50 years of gardening experience as a gardening consultant, certified arborist, and landscape designer.

Journey With Jill

This podcast features easily digestible resources, tips, and tricks to help novice gardeners reap the most out of their gardening adventures.

Gardening Groups

Cornell University - Home Gardening

Home Gardening Guides from Cornell University

Cornell University - Growing Fruit

Growing Fruit At Home from Cornell University


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

National Gardening Association

National Gardening Association

Botanical Gardens Conservation

Botanical Gardens Conservation

Gardening Publications

The American Gardener

The American Gardener

Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

Sustainable Kitchen Garden

Sustainable Kitchen Garden

Plant Search

Missouri Botanical Garden - Plant Finder

Find a plant's common or scientific name to find extensve information about any of the 7,500 plants in this database. Refine your search by entering specifics such as plant type, growing zone, sun and water needs, size, color and bloom time.

USDA Plant Database

General information about specific plants, such as characteristics and distribution, you'll also be able to view and download fact sheets and plant guides (PDF as well as DOC format) for each plants.

American Horticultural Society

Offers lots of free gardening tips and how-to articles