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Home Gardening in Mississippi


Gardening is a popular hobby for a number of reasons. Some people garden for exercise and some for the enjoyment of harvesting flavorful produce that can be eaten fresh from the garden or preserved for use during winter.

Others garden so they can grow a wider variety of vegetables and herbs than are available at their local grocery store. In recent years many people are growing vegetables to save money on their grocery bill.

Flower gardens are planted as a hobby and their aesthetic beauty.

A garden can be a wonderful place for children. They provide opportunities for play, learning, and for having fun.

Regardless of motive, gardening can be as simple or as complex a project as you make it. As the interest in all aspects of gardening has increased, so has the need for more information and education. Careful planning can make gardening easier, more productive, and more enjoyable. In planning your garden, it is important to consider a few basics.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is trying to meet this need through many programs designed to provide information and education to home gardeners. This area of our website is designed to help the home gardener find needed information about all aspects of gardening.