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Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast

The Northeast region includes New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Summers are warm in the mountains and Northern areas, hot and often humid further South. Winters are very cold. Lake-effect snow is a major contributor to snowfall totals in Western New York.

New England Coastal Lowlands. These hills and valleys are dotted with lakes and marshes. Potatoes and blueberries are grown commercially in Maine and cranberries in Massachusetts. Cities include Augusta, Maine, Concord, New Hampshire, Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, Massachusetts, Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Mountains. Mountain ranges include the Adirondacks, Catskills, Poconos, Green Mountains, White Mountains, Mahoosucs, Taconics, Berkshires, and Hudson Highlands. Apples are grown commercially in the mountain areas. Major communities include Sherbrooke, Thetford, Mines, Rimouski, Matane, Murdochville, Gaspe, Bridgewater, Montpelier, Burlington, Rutland, Keene, and Pittsfield.

New York Lowlands. The Lake Champlain Valley and the Hudson Valley run along the Eastern edge of New York. Most of the Southern part is on the Allegheny Plateau. Lowlands border Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on the West. Manhattan Island, Staten Island, and Long Island are at the mouth of the Hudson River.

Northeast Vegetable Gardening Information

An Almanac For Organic Gardeners In The Northeast: Everything you need to know to grow year-round - An article by Amy Goldman

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners in New York State

Massachusetts Vegetable Planting Chart

Figs in New England: Method of overwintering fig trees By Aldo P. Biagiotti - by Aldo Biagiotti

Northeast Associations

Northeast Organic Farming Association

New England Small Farm Institute - Supporting beginning farmers and sustainable, small scale farming

Massachusetts Master Gardeners Organic Gardening Resources - Website requires login. Signup is free.

Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association - Promoting good and sustainable gardening practices.

Northeast Vegetable Gardening Blogs

Skippy's Vegegable Garden Blog