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Ozark & Ouachita Mountains

Vegetable Gardening in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains

This region includes the Ozark Mountains, the Boston Mountains, the Arkansas Valley, and the Ouachita Mountains. It spans much of the Southern half of Missouri, Northwestern Arkansas and an area of Eastern Oklahoma. Larger cities and towns include Joplin, Springfield, and Farmington, Missouri, Tahlequa, Oklahoma, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Ozark and Ouachita Mountain Gardening Information

Ozark Gardening Blog - Ozark Garden Planting Calendar

Ozark Homesteader Blog - Winter Gardening

In My Kitchen Garden Blog - Blog from a remote 240-acre Missouri farm

Ozark Homesteader - Winter Gardening

Revitalizing Ozark-Ouachita Seed Traditions (ROOST) Facebook page

University of Missouri Extension Publications

Recommended Vegetable Varieties and Planting Dates Find your county on the map to see if you are North, Central, or South, then click Table 2 in the left column for information for your area.

Organic Gardening Techniques

Managing Soil Organic Matter for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Crop Production

Cover Crops

Organic Fertilizers


CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

Arkansas Grown - Find Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), Farmers Markets and Farmstands