The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Institute is moving ahead with changes that allocates their resources in a different way than in the past. These changes will allow you and our office the ability to interact with specialists throughout the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension system and with other agencies in Wisconsin.
Gardening questions and tree/forest health questions can now be asked through the forms on the following links.
*Please, Do NOT bring insects and/or plant samples to the office.
Instead, take a high quality photo of the problem to submit.
Soil Samples are still being received. You may submit the soil sample to Madison yourself, if you wish. Information on soil samples is available on the UW Soil Lab Website.
The Bayfield County Health Department has information on Bayfield County Farmer’s Markets on their website Local Area Farmers’ Markets | Bayfield County, WI – Official Website Or https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/880/Local-Area-Farmers-Markets
Farmers Market Brochure 2022 (PDF, 2pgs, 10 MB)
Archived 2022 Horticulture Webinars – View Recordings
If you missed any of our 2022 WI Horticulture Webinars, you may view these recordings at the bottom of the Webinars for WI Gardeners Website.
Resources from Wisconsin Horticulture
Ashland/Bayfield Counties Ag/Hort Newsletter
Community Food Systems
The Community Food System Program promotes thriving, just and resilient place-based food systems. We support community organizations, Tribal partners, local governments, small-scale farms and food businesses, and community gardens https://foodsystems.extension.wisc.edu/
Find out more information on the following pages:
Ashland-Bayfield County Master Gardeners
Vegetable Varieties for Containers
Vegetable_Varieties_for_Containers (pdf, 2pgs, 625 kb)
Growing plants in containers (referred to as container gardening) is an easy way to grow and maintain vegetables.
Vegetables grown in containers can easily fit on a window sill,balcony, deck, door step or any other place where space is limited but where environmental conditions are suitable for vegetable production
See the pdf above for recommendations on varieties of popular vegetables that are well-suited for growing in containers
Sunflower & Container Herb Garden
Sunflower Garden (pdf,13pgs, 6MB)and Container Herb Garden (pdf,13pgs, 5MB) for Young Children resources. These resources provide you with all the knowledge and steps to start the garden as well as related activities for each early childhood age group (infant to school age). While the resources were written with a child care provider in mind, they would also be useful for families. The sunflower garden is the easiest one to do – sunflowers can grow well in poor soil and just need some good sunlight and water! If it can be an option for families, a small garden can help provide hope during these difficult times
2020 Virtual Gardening Workshop
|Fruit Tree Grafting_April 23 2020 (Pdf, 33 pages, 2,189 KB)|
|Clay Soil Gardening_April 30 2020 (Pdf, 40 pages, 6,407 KB)|
|Growing Awesome Tomatoes_May 7 2020 (PDF, 38 pages, 5,729 KB)|
|Managing Young Fruit Trees_May 14 2020 (PDF, 106 pages,13,327 KB)|
Cheq Bay Area Providers of Mulch, Compost & Topsoil
Feast by The Bay-Cheq Bay Area
Seeking information on where to find local produce, which businesses remain open, or how to access community food resources during these uncertain times? See below for links to information and local listings! Feast By The Bay
Bringing University Research to Your Garden
Other Horticulture Resources
Other Horticulture Resources
- University of Wisconsin – Madison – Department of Entomology Insect Diagnostic Lab
- Choosing the Right Landscape Plants – The Learning Store
- University of Wsconsin-Madison – Plant Disease and Diagnostic Clinic
- PBS – The Wisconsin Gardener – Public TV
- University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension – Wisconsin Native Plant Sources
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Wisconsin Horticulture Calendar – Other events of interest
- University of Connecticut Plant Database
- Ohio State University Plant Dictionary
- USDA Plants Database
- Weed Science Society of America
- Wisconsin Phenological Society
Ask a Gardening Question
Looking for an expert to advise on your garden questions? Please fill out the form and attach relevant photographs concerning your garden issues. Your inquiry will be responded to by an Extension staff member or a Master Gardener Volunteer in your area. Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Horticulture website.
(For out-of-state garden inquiries, please contact your state’s respective Extension office.)