Here is a list of vegetable gardening products, services, and guides I use in my own vegetable garden and highly recommend you use as well. I truly believe in using organic gardening methods and products for growing fresh, healthy foods.
I hope you enjoy this valuable list of resources and find them useful in your vegetable gardening adventures.
101 Tips for Growing Amazing Organic Vegetables
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GrowVeg is a complete online vegetable garden planner, featuring an easy to use interface. You can create a magnificent garden plan in mere minutes using the GrowVeg software. Version Two of the GrowVeg software was recently released, making this garden planning software even more powerful and user-friendly. Here are some of the features of GrowVeg.
- GrowVeg uses Adobe Flash Technology, so there is nothing to download. You create your garden plan right in your web browser!
- GrowVeg gives you the ability to create stunning garden plans in just minutes
- GrowVeg supplies an easy to read planting chart for all the particular vegetables in your garden plan. The chart tells you specifically when to plant and harvest each vegetable according to your grow zone.
- All the garden plans and charts you create are all printable for later reference
- Much more!
You can read more about GrowVeg by checking out my review of it – GrowVeg Garden Planner Review.
Give GrowVeg a try for all your garden planning needs by signing up for a risk-free, 30-day free trial today!
Organic Vegetable Seeds
W. Atlee Burpee Company
Burpee has been a leading vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seed provider since 1876.
Burpee offers a huge selection of organic hybrid and heirloom varieties that is rivaled by none. Check out some new varieties that Burpee has to offer for 2011.
Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co.
Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co. is one of the world’s leading seed suppliers – and one of the oldest! If you are looking for a particular flower, fruit, or vegetable, it’s a safe bet to that Gurney’s has it. Make your next seed order at one of the most trusted names in seeds – Gurney’s!
Be sure to check out their Hot Deals of the Day and get $20 off a $40 order!
Cook’s Garden offers the best in gourmet, premium vegetables from heirloom tomatoes to buttery lettuces. If you are in need of a great sources for fantastic organic and gourmet vegetable plants and seeds, then look no further than Cook’s Garden.
Place your order using this link and save 10% off your purchase of $60 or more!
Gardener’s Supply Company
Gardener’s Supply Company is arguably one of the most recognized and beloved garden supply retailers by most gardeners. Gardener’s Supply offers everything the gardener needs, from tomato cages, and pre-built raised bed kits, to compost tumblers and mushroom kits.
Gardener’s Supply has just about everything you will need for your vegetable garden. I’m a proud patron of Gardener’s Supply and I know you would be, too.
Garden's Alive! is an industry leader when it comes to organic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. Every product they offer in their massive inventory is completely organic. Garden’s Alive! offers the best organic fertilizers for tomatoes, potatoes and other crops you can find, on or off the internet.
If you want to fight pests and grow great organic vegetables, Garden’s Alive is your one-stop shop!
Must-Have Gardening Books
The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible
The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is one of the most beloved vegetable gardening books and it’s one of my favorites, too! Ed Smith’s W-O-R-D system of growing foods is one of the best growing methods to date. Learn how to grow fantastic vegetables with The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible.
All New Square Foot Gardening
Mel Bartholomew’s All New Square Foot Gardening is the book that revolutionized small space gardening. If you want to grow more vegetables in less space All New Square Foot Gardening is the book to have.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Composting
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Composting turns the mystifying world of composting into something enjoyable and entertaining to read. If you have ever had questions, or felt bewildered about composting, The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Composting should be on your must-have list. Author Chris McLaughlin breaks composting down into an understandable and exciting language.
You can read my review of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Composting here – The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Composting Book Review.
Free Vegetable Gardening Guides
Below you will find some handy guides that you can download to keep on your computer, or print out if you like. Each guide is in a PDF format so you will need Adobe Reader (which is a free program) to view them.
Vegetable Seed Planting Guide
The Vegetable Seed Planting Guide gives information on:
- Seed starting information for 29 commonly-grown vegetables
- What months to start each vegetable
- Whether to start them indoors, or direct sow (or both)
- Appropriate soil temperatures needed for each seed to germinate
- Proper planting depth and spacing of each vegetable seed when sowing
- How many days each seed should germinate
*Actual planting times and germination rates will depend greatly on your growing zone and climate conditions. This guide is to be used as a general reference. Check with your local cooperative extension office for exact information for your particular area.
Companion Planting Guide
The Companion Planting Guide gives information on which vegetables are good companions and which are not.
Use the power of companion planting in your vegetable garden to maximize production and reduce pest and disease problems.
This guide will help you determine which plants are good companions, and which ones to avoid planting near each other.
Short-Term Storage Guide for Fresh Vegetables
The Short-Term Storage Guide for Fresh Vegetables gives you information on storing your fresh vegetables for the short-term.
There’s information on how long each vegetable can be stored, how it should be stored, and the proper temperature and humidity that’s needed to ensure your produce stays fresh as long as possible.
A very handy guide to use when harvesting your vegetables, or when storing purchased produce.