UPDATE: Phipps will reopen to members on Sat., June 6 and to the public on Sat., June 13. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

The spring season is upon us, and it's the perfect time to begin your vegetable garden! Phipps staff have compiled a list of resources below to help your garden grow so you can enjoy fresh, healthy food all summer long! 

Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or budding backyard vegetable gardener, we have a class for you — and now some of our most popular courses are available to attend from the comfort of your own home. 

Learn the best time to start your seeds by reading our Seed Starting Calendar, a resource created for Western Pennsylvania growers based on USDA plant hardiness guidelines and utilized by the Homegrown program at Phipps. 

Learn the best time to plant crops by reading our Crop Planting Calendar, a resource created for Western Pennsylvania growers based on USDA plant hardiness guidelines and utilized by the Homegrown program at Phipps. 

Learn the difference between different types of composting materials with our easy Composting Materials guide. 

Follow our Beginner's Guide to Backyard Composting for simple steps to transform your garden into a composting hub!

Our Garden Resource Directory details a list of locations within our region where you can find materials to help support your garden. 

This gardening guide offers comprehensive descriptions, photos, diagrams and more to ensure your garden starts off  on the right foot! 

Knowing how your seed is produced is just as important as the final fruits and vegetables you grow. To help you make your decision, we've compiled a list of seed vendors for your reference, with ownership information, organic availability and GMO policies for each.

As a homeowner, you may look to pesticides to prevent or treat both real and perceived problems. This two-part resource is intended to provide information about practices and products to address common pest problems for the average homeowner.

Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help!

Your guide to greener gardening is just a click away! Read through our Greener Gardening blog for answers to questions, gardening tips and more!