From the Learning Garden

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

​​Composting 

Starting from Seed 

Making Newspaper Pots and Seed Garden 

Raised Bed Gardening 

Native Bee Hotels 

April Transitions in the Garden 

Planting Tomatoes 

Grow Sweet Potatoes in Containers 

Earth Day in York County 

Vertical Gardening 

The Amazing Honey Bee 

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterflies 

Gardening in the Fall 

Leave your Leaves

Tour the York Learning Garden

Tour the Poquoson Learning Garden

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.