Planning to put in some onions and peas? Tomatoes and squash? Need advice? We have lots of books. The Dewey number is 635 and the subject tracing is vegetable gardening. (Our catalog.) You can read them while waiting for the frosts to end.
Don't forget the wonderful Cooperative Extension Service, the assistance provided by state land-grant universities. These programs have helped generations with their gardening questions. You can still call them - or you can ask your questions online. No need to mail in the bug in a bag. They now accept digital photos.
Do you remember victory gardens? Go to the J room and find the delightful picture book Don't you know there's a war on? by James Stevenson. He also collected tin foil.
BTW why do some states, including Maryland, have two land-grant universities? This is characteristic of the south, the old slave states. If the state agricultural college was segregated, a late nineteenth century federal law, the second Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1890, required the school to either integrate or open a second segregated institution for African Americans.
And did you know that both Cornell and MIT, though private, are land-grant institutions?