The following resources appear on pages 200 -201 of the book; however, I have added a few new favorites to help you along.
- Pomona’s Universal Pectin
- Weck Glass Canning Jars
- Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods, Eugenia Bone (2009, Clarkson Potter).
- Well Preserved: Small Batch Preserving for the New Cook, Mary Anne Dragan (1998, Whitecap).
- Dwarf citrus trees: Four Winds Growers
- American Community Gardening Association
- Community Gardening, Ellen Kirby and Elizabeth Peters (2008, Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
- Green Thumb
- How Does Our Garden Grow? A Guide to Community Garden Success, Laura Berman (1997, Food Share)
Composting and Soil
- Compost: The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden, Ken Thompson (2007, DK)
- Rodale Organic Gardening Basics: Soil, (2000, Rodale)
- Worms Eat My Garbage, Mary Appelhof (1982, Flower)
- You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening, Gayla Trail (2005, Fireside). See pages 50 and 96 for instructions on composting and building a worm bin.
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, Barbara Kingsolver (2008, HarperPerennial)
- Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times, Steve Solomon (2006, New Society)
- The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating, Alisa Smith and J. B. MacKinnon (2007, Random House Canada)
- In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan (2008, Penguin)
Garden Pests, Diseases, and Prevention
- The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control, edited by Barbara W. Ellis and Fern Marshall Bradley (1996, Rodale)
- Plant Shall Eat Plant - Concoct your own free, homemade fertilizers using other plants.
- Tomatoes Like Milk - A favorite disease-preventition tip for tomatoes. I swear by this!
Micro Greens Sources
- Botanical Interests: ‘Micro Greens: Mild Mix,’ ‘Micro Greens: Spicy Mix’
- Urban Harvest: ‘Spicy Salad Mix,’ ‘Mild Salad Mix’
Miscellaneous Organic Gardening Supplies
- Gardener’s Supply Company
- Gardens Alive
- Natural Gardener
- Richters Root-A-Maker Natural Rooting Powder: I’ve stopped using rooting hormones; they’re really not necessary. But if you’d rather use one, try this natural product.
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
- Bountiful Gardens
- The Cook’s Garden
- Renee’s Garden
- Seeds of Change
- Territorial Seed Company
- Tomato Growers Supply Company
Seed Saving and Sowing
- How to Save Your Own Seeds: A Handbook for Home Seed Production, edited by Heather Apple (2005, Seeds of Diversity Canada)
- Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, Suzanne Ashworth (2002, Seed Savers Exchange)
- Harvesting and Saving Your Seeds - An article by Gayla on the You Grow Girl site.
- How to Save Tomato Seeds - An article by Gayla on the You Grow Girl site.
- You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening, Gayla Trail (2005, Fireside). See pages 167-168 for further instruction on saving vegetable and herb seeds.
- Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix - Saves money if you need a lot and an absolute life-saver if you just can't find a decent source in your area.
Trash Can Spuds: Certified Seed Potato Suppliers
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