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Gardening Help for Public on Hotline

(La Porte County, IN) - People have professional help to turn to when doing outdoor planting in the coming weeks.  La Porte County Master Gardeners are available on the Garden Hotline to help the public with a wide variety of home gardening questions.  


The hotline will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until noon CDT, from April 18 through September 30, 2022.  Master Gardeners will answer questions on house plants, landscaping, flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, insects, and garden pests. 


Answers related to yard and garden issues will be provided with research-based materials produced by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service or other land grant universities in the region.


The Garden Hotline phone number is 219-324-9407.  Michigan City area residents can call the local number at 219-874-5611, ext. 2010.   A Master Gardener can also be reached with questions at lpmastergardener@gmail.com.  The service is FREE to the public.

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