Whether it’s your first time planting a vegetable patch or you’re a seasoned gardener looking for some extra motivation, cultivate your green thumb with help from these local gardening resources.
Door County Seed Library
The Door County Seed Library offers open-pollinated vegetable, herb, flower, and native seeds that people can access for free to plant and grow at home. Check out the seeds at these locations in the library:
Baileys Harbour, 920.839.2210
Egg Port, 920.868.2664
Fish Creek, 920.868.3471
Sister Bay-Liberty Grove, 920.854.2721
Sturgeon Bay, 920.746.7121
Washington Island, 920.847.2323
Door County Master Gardeners Association In conjunction with the Door County Seed Library, the Door County Master Gardeners Association offers a free document with a list of easy-to-grow vegetables and flowers for new gardeners. Download it from dcmga.org/hands-on-gardening.html.
You can also see various raised gardens and the plants – vegetables and flowers – that fill them at The Garden Door, located at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42, a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay. While you’re there, stroll around the rest of the grounds to learn about several other types of gardens, all tended by volunteers from the Door County Master Gardeners Association.