University of Vermont Extension master gardeners are available to help answer home gardening questions from gardeners in Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Call the helpline toll-free numbers, 800-639-2230 or 802-656-5421, between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday.
Master Gardeners have completed a 13-week horticultural course and 40-hour internship. They can answer questions on a wide range of home horticultural topics such as garden preparation and planting, mulching, composting, plant diseases and insect pests.
Gardeners also may visit the helpline office at 201 Jeffords Hall on the UVM campus.
Send questions and photos to go.uvm.edu/ask-a-master-gardener. Answers are sent in five to seven business days.