Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Awesome Gardening Resources

Most of my thoughts are on gardening right now. So a gardening post seems appropriate.

I have tomatoes, celery, cabbage and bell peppers sprouting under lights so far.

In the dozen or so raised beds outside I have in combinations of what survived from last season and what we recently planted: Collards, New Zealand Spinach, Asparagus, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Jalapenos, Bell Peppers, Swiss Chard, Strawberries, Spinach, Carrots, Onions and Radishes.

I will report back later on how we are doing with all these but what I wanted to do today is share some favorite gardening websites and resources. So here goes:

Daves Garden Watchdog - reviews of online plant stores and catalogs

Yucca Do Nursery - heat tolerant plants

Plant Delights Nursery - good assortment of plants

Seeds of Change - Seed catalog

High Country Gardens - Low Water Plants

Bluestone Perennials - another great source for plants

BBB Heirloom Seeds - heirloom seed source

Onalee's Seeds - small company - nice assortment of seeds

Wildseed Farms - wildflower seeds

Native American Seeds - native seeds

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - heirloom seeds

Seed Savers Exchange - nonprofit - dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds

Heirloom Seeds - all heirloom seeds - they are good but order early they hand pack and sometimes they are slow.

Old Farmers Almanac Garden Planner  - use this online planner to plan your garden

Gardenate Gardening Calendar - Use this resource to know what to plant each month

I know I am leaving something out so I am sure there will be a follow up post but this should be plenty to check out for now! Happy Gardening!


  1. Wow you must have a huge garden. And such a lush variety. Dreaming of gorgeous salads and nice side dishes....


  2. After the harvest season was done in the fall, in November, we had some pea seeds left over, so I tossed them in the empty garden bed, because I hated throwing them away. To my amazement, they have been growing and flourishing. We have an abundance of peas (in February!) even though night time temps have dipped down to freezing. Who would have thought they'd grow at all?

  3. You've gotten spring fever early. They oughta fire that silly rodent in PA that supposedly forecasts the weather and hire you instead. When Nancy starts plants under lights, spring can't be far behind.

  4. LOL. Considering our "Spring" lasts all of about 15 minutes (ok I am exaggerating but not by much) it is more of a race to beat the heat if I want to grow any of the cool weather vegetables. Hubby bought some 45 day cabbage plants that we put in the ground about a week ago and I am already worrying that we will be able to harvest them before it gets hot!