From the Learning Garden

Watch videos from the York/Poquoson Master Gardeners to learn tips & tricks for all your gardening needs.​

​​Composting with Master Gardener, Jerry Coffman​​

Starting from Seed with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner​​

Making Newspaper Pots and Seed Garden with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner​​

Raised Bed Gardening with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner​​

Native Bee Hotels with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

April Transitions in the Garden with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

Planting Tomatoes with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

Grow Sweet Potatoes in Containers with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner​​

Earth Day in York County with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

Vertical Gardening with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

The Amazing Honey Bee with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterflies with Master Gardener, Nate Brauner

​Other Resources:

Vegetable Gardening Resources Video

A list of Vegetable Gardening publications you can read online

Asian Giant Hornet "Murder Hornets" ​

​Asian Giant Hornets (Vespa mandarinia) named ‘Murder Hornets’ in popular media are not expected to be in VA in the near future. The European Hornet (Vespa crabro) is commonly found in the United States. It was first reported in North America around 1840 in New York and has spread to most of the Eastern United States. They are about 1½ inch long and resemble a large yellowjacket wasp. Other species that are commonly misidentified as Asian Giant Hornets are Asian yellow-legged Hornet (Vespa velutina) and the Cicada Killer wasp (Sphecius speciosus). Here is a VCE link to help you identify the difference between these species: https://www.ento.vt.edu/News/Asian_Giant_Hornet.html.