While trips out of the home are limited, it’s the perfect time to start growing produce right at home! But where to begin?

Our green-thumbed staff have identified resources for growing vegetable gardens right here in Westlake, from preparing soil to purchasing plants or seeds.

Our favorite source for reading up on what you need to get started is The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It goes over the basics from selecting a site, choosing which plants to grow, and planning daily maintenance:

Need tips from the experts or checklists to follow? Try the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County:

For timelines of what to plant when, try the calendar available from the National Gardening Association:

Want someplace local to buy supplies? Check out one of these local garden centers:

Want to join a community of fellow gardeners? Discover local garden clubs to join: 

Being a library, of course we have books to recommend! The following titles are available as eBooks from Hoopla (along with many more!):

Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs
by Jim W. Wilson

The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible
by Edward C. Smith

Raised Bed Revolution
by Tara Nolan

Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies
by Mel Bartholomew