Tips, Tricks, and Guidance

for planning and planting your garden--

so you can go into spring with confidence!

At the bottom of the page are several articles and guides to help you plan and plant your garden, with links to still more information.
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Bee Friendly Collection

If you are concerned about the bees, here is something you can do-grow pesticide-free nectar and pollen plants for them. Happy in the ground or in a pot. Gre...
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Butterfly Garden Collection

Butterflies are disappearing—but they don’t have to disappear from your garden! It is amazing how many show up when their favorite plants are available. Here...
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Easy Heirloom Collection

DESCRIPTION: The most popular, easy to grow heirloom vegetable seeds. Makes it easy for beginners, people on your gift list, or if you have trouble choosing...
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Edible Flower Collection

A rainbow of safe and tasty flowers for salad, veggie platters, cakes, drinks, and garnish. A variety of seasons and bloom times. Perfect in vegetable beds, ...
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Fermentation/Pickling Collection Wild Fermentation book

Food Storage and Processing,: For thousands of years humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavor and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of micr...
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Good Companions Collection

A beautiful way to fight pests--grow nectar plants for helpful insect predators.Tested in our gardens-it works for us! These are companion plants that make a...
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How To Grow More Vegetables and Fruits and Nuts and ...

How To Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Berries,grains, and other crops Subtitle: than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine ...
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How To Grow More Vegetables Book & 3 seed collections

SECTION: Seed Collections, How To Grow More Vegetables Book and seed collections. If you want a sustainable garden this is the book to start with! Our Grow...
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Redwood Seed Flat Kit--Deep

Includes complete instructions, nails, and wood. Made by a local carpenter out of rot-resistant redwood.   Redwood flats stand up to constant contact with we...
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Redwood Seed Flat Kit--Standard

Includes complete instructions, nails, and wood. Made by a local carpenter out of rot-resistant redwood.  Redwood flats stand up to constant contact with wet...
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Salsa Collection and Secrets of Salsa book

Salsa Collection with Secrets of Salsa book The Mexican Women of Anderson Valley, 2011, 7th ed., 80 pp. Food Storage and Processing A bilingual salsa ...
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Soil and Seed Sieve

One of the handiest, most versatile tools in the garden. Fits perfectly over a 5-gallon bucket for all straining and sifting needs. For sifting soil or compo...
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Spring Salad Collection

DESCRIPTION: For the start of the season, a bouquet of beautiful, delicious, and fast-growing lettuces selected especially for growth in cool spring soil an...
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Staked Plant Markers

Pkg of 25These are the old-fashioned metal labels with long wire legs that push into the ground with a tilted zinc nameplate at the top that can be written, ...
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Widger Transplanting Tool

A Bountiful Gardens exclusive. For many years we have used and loved this elegant little stainless steel tool for pricking out and transplanting tiny s...
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Garden Planning Guide

Planning for Space, Time... and a Bunch of Other Things This is a departure from our usual action-based tip format, but taking time to think and plan now will avoid a lot of headaches for the rest of the season.We've tried to make it simple--how o...
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How to Grow Seedlings Indoors

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and onions need to be started at least 2 months before you want to put them outside—March is good. Melons, cucumbers, squashes, basil, okra, and sunflowers (as well as chia and quinoa in some places)can be started a mo...
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How to Make a Butterfly Garden

Choose the Right SiteButterflies need sunshine and warmth, so chose a sunny spot. They can't fly against strong winds, so avoid exposed, windswept places. Trees and shrubs not only provide shelter from wind, they also provide places for the butte...
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Know your Transplants--Movers, Divers, Sprinters and Sprawlers

Garden vegetables can be grouped by their root structure and their tolerance for transplanting.  This system tells you which crops like to be transplanted; which don't want to be disturbed; and which can wait the longest to get to their final posi...
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Seed Spacing Calculator

Click and Check out our seed spacing calculator, used to determine how many seeds you need