Our Garden Go-To List

June 16, 2020

We get a lot of questions on where to get what, and where is the best this or that. Here is where we have sourced our garden needs.


Don't waste your time with low quality seed. Buying the best quality will mean higher germination. For high quality and smaller volumes, check out High Mowing Seeds. Johnny's seeds has high quality organic seeds that are moreso geared towards your grower (like us). Baker Creek Heirloom seeds has a lot of fun heirloom or international varieties. Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization out of Iowa that's mission is to continue on the legacy of lesser known varieties. I love reading the history of the seeds. These are all great companies and choices for your seeds.


In addition to making our own, we purchased humus compost from Midwest Bio Systems, a local organic compost company. We've also purchased potting mix from them, and have been really happy with it. For an easy fertilizer, Trifecta + is commonly used.  

Tools of the Trade

I love my dibbler for planting large seeds by hand, and the soil knife. Otherwise, I mostly use a hoe, pitchfork, and shovel. 

I will add resources here as I think of them/am asked. Happy gardening!

Danielle Olson Jones

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