Master Gardeners available to field questions from St. Lawrence County residents
CANTON -- The Master Gardener Volunteers of St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension are prepared to field gardening questions from local residents through its “Growline” service.
“Whether you are tending plants for the first time this season or are a seasoned grower solving your latest challenge, your questions are welcome,” according to the Erica LaFountain, consumer horticulture education at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County and coordinator of the Growline.People should be prepared to supply background details about the problem observed and conditions in which you are growing. When submitting a phone or email message to the Growline, remember to include where you are gardening, when the problem was first noticed, how the issues has already been addressed, and what variety of plant is affected, along with name and contact information.
“In the case of diagnosing a pest or disease challenge, a picture is worth a thousand words,” LaFountain said.
Each inquiry received is assigned to someone with experience on that topic. People should receive a response within two business days with information to help.
“The Growline is a valuable resource for area gardeners,” said LaFountain. “This year we have already helped dozens of people like you with their garden inquiries. We strive to support all gardeners with quality, tailored information. Drop us a line!”