Other Useful Websites

ROS’ RECOMMENDATIONS AND LINKS

HELPFUL GARDENING LINKS

Fay Helwig

www.fayhelwig.com

For information on Australian gardening, techniques and edible plants.

National Gardening Association

www.garden.org/home

Basic seedstarting, how to put in a vegetable garden, information on edibles, and gardening with children

Live to Garden: Gardening and Landscaping Ideas

www.livetogarden.com

For more landscape design ideas.

Seed Saving Resources

Seed Savers Exchange

www.seedsaversexchange.org

Seed Savers is a terrific resource for learning how to save and store seeds. Follow the above link for directions and a drop down menu that lets you specify a wide variety of plants.

SOURCES FOR PLANTS & SEEDS FOR YOUR EDIBLE LANDSCAPE

Adams County Nursery

www.acnursery.com

Fruit trees and orchard supplies

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

www.rareseeds.com

Heirloom vegetable, flower, herb seeds from 50 countries

Bay Laurel Nursery

www.baylaurelnursery.com

Fruit trees for the Southwest and California

Bountiful Gardens

www.bountifulgardens.org

Open-pollinated vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, green manures, biointensive products

Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchards

www.burntridgenursery.com

Standard fruits, raspberries, nut trees, mulberries, pawpaws, persimmons

Burpee

www.burpee.com

Vegetable, herb, flower seeds; some plants in spring

C & O Nursery

www.c-onursery.com

Great source for many types of fruit trees

Cook’s Garden

www.cooksgarden.com

Vegetable, herb, and flower seeds; some organic and heirlooms

Cox Berry Farm and Nursery

www.coxberryfarm.com

Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries

Cross Country Nurseries

www.chileplants.com

Great selection of chile and sweet pepper, eggplant, and tomato plants in spring

Cummins Nursery

www.cumminsnursery.com

Huge selection of apple, pear, cherry, and plum trees

Ed Hume Seeds

www.humeseeds.com

Vegetable seeds for short, cool climates

Edible Landscaping

www.ediblelandscaping.com

Large selection of fruits, berries, vines, nuts, and herbs for Edible Landscaping

Four Winds Growers

www.fourwindsgrowers.com

Wholesale dwarf citrus trees; much information on growing citrus on their website

Gourmet Seed International

www.gourmetseed.com

Herb and vegetable seeds, many Italian specialties; gardening supplies

Gurney’s Seed & Nursery

www.gurneys.com

Vegetable seeds and plants; flower seeds; berries; fruit and nut trees

Harris Seeds

www.harrisseeds.com

Large selection of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds

Hartmann’s Plant Company

www.hartmannsplantcompany.com

Many berries and small fruits, especially blueberries; wholesale and retail

Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery

www.henryfields.com

Vegetable seeds and plants, fruit and nut trees, garden supplies

Hidden Springs Nursery

www.hiddenspringsnursery.com

Organically grown, bare-root fruit trees and berries

Indiana Berry & Plant Company

www.indianaberry.com

Asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish; many small fruits

Ison’s Nursery & Vineyards

www.isons.com

Fruit and nut trees; blueberries, brambleberries, grapes

Jersey Asparagus Farms, Inc.

www.jerseyasparagus.com

Asparagus, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry plants

J.L. Hudson, Seedsman

www.jlhudsonseeds.net

Seed bank helping to preserve botanical diversity; many heirlooms and natives

John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds

www.kitchengardenseeds.com

Vegetable, flower, herb seeds

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

www.johnnyseeds.com

Vegetable varieties—especially for the North—herb, flowers, cover crops

Johnson Nursery

www.johnsonnursery.com

Antique and disease-resistant fruit trees, small fruits, orchard supplies

Kitazawa Seed Company

www.kitazawaseed.com

Vast selection of Asian vegetables, herbs

Miller Nurseries

www.millernurseries.com

Fruit and nut trees

Native Seeds/SEARCH

www.nativeseeds.org

Southwestern Native American and Mexican vegetable seeds; some for desert conditions

Nichols Garden Nursery

www.nicholsgardennursery.com

Wide selection of vegetable and herb seeds; herb plants, garlic, hops. Also has a cooking blog available.

Nourse Farms

www.noursefarms.com

Asparagus, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, other small fruits

One Green World

www.onegreenworld.com

Unusual fruits, berries, nuts—some from Eastern Europe; rootstock

OSC Seeds

www.oscseeds.com

Vegetable, herb, legume, flower, forage seeds

Park Seed Company

www.parkseed.com

Vegetable, herb, flower seeds; some fruits; some plants in spring

Pinetree Garden Seeds

www.superseeds.com

Flower, herb, unusual and cool-season vegetable seeds

Raintree Nursery

www.raintreenursery.com

Fruits, nuts, berries, unusual edibles

Redwood City Seed Company

www.ecoseeds.com

Heirloom and unusual vegetable, chilies, herb seeds

Renee’s Garden

www.reneesgarden.com

Flower, herb, vegetable seeds; on line and in retail stores; information packed website

Rhora’s Nut Farm & Nursery

www.nuttrees.com

Nut trees, unusual fruit trees, and shrubs

Richters Herbs

www.richters.com

Huge selection of herb seeds and plants

Rolling River Nursery

www.rollingrivernursery.com

Container-grown fruit trees, shrubs, and vines—sustainably grown

St. Lawrence Nurseries

www.sln.potsdam.ny.us

Fruit and nut trees for northern climates

Salt Spring Seeds

www.saltspringseeds.com

Vegetable, grain, herb seeds for cool summer areas

Seed Savers Exchange

www.seedsavers.org

Heirloom vegetable and flower seeds; some plants in spring

Seeds of Change

www.seedsofchange.com

Organically grown vegetable and herb seeds; apple trees, strawberry plants, garlic

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

www.southernexposure.com

Open-pollinated, heirloom, herb and vegetable seeds, especially for the Southeast

Southmeadow Fruit Gardens

www.southmeadowfruitgardens.com

Huge selection of heirloom and European apples, rare heirloom fruits, hardy native fruits

Stokes Seeds

www.stokeseeds.com

Large selection of vegetable, herb, flower seeds

Territorial Seed Company

www.territorialseed.com

Organically grown vegetables, herb, cover crops, grains; some plants in spring

The Tasteful Garden

www.tastefulgarden.com

Online source of pepper, tomato, vegetable, and herb plants in spring; garden supplies

The Thyme Garden Herb Company

www.thymegarden.com

Organically grown herb plants and seeds; hop rhizomes

Tomato Growers Supply Company

www.tomatogrowers.com

Extensive selection of tomato, pepper, tomatillo, and eggplant seeds

Trees of Antiquity, LLC

www.treesofantiquity.com

Heirloom fruits, berries

Vesey Seeds

www.veseys.com

Organic vegetable and flower seeds, especially for short seasons

Well-Sweep Herb Farm

www.wellsweep.com

Herb plants and seeds

Willhite Seed Company

www.willhiteseed.com

Vegetable seeds, especially for warm-season areas

Willis Orchard Company

www.willisorchards.com

Fruit and nut trees, berries, grapes

SUPPLIERS FOR NON-PLANT MATERIALS

Gardens Alive!

www.gardensalive.com

Organic pest control, fertilizers

Gardener’s Supply Company

www.gardeners.com

Garden tools and products, pest controls

Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery

www.harmonyfarm.com

Organic gardening supplies, beneficial insects

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply

www.groworganic.com

Bare-root berries, fruits; irrigation supplies, organic fertilizers and pesticides, soil testing

FOR MORE INFORMATION

These organizations specialize in growing edible plants. For specifics on your own climate and local growing how-to, check out your local Cooperative Extension Service.

California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. (CRFG)

www.crfg.org

Devoted to experimenting with and spreading information about unusual fruits. Bi-monthly publications and website provide valuable growing information.

Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI)

www.culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

Learning center for chefs and growers committed to sustainable agriculture.

Herb Society of America

www.herbsociety.org

Devoted to promoting the culture of herbs.

Home Orchard Society

www.homeorchardsociety.org

Promotes the growing of both modern and heirloom varieties of fruit through a demonstration orchard, newsletter, and give classes on growing fruits.

Kitchen Gardeners International

www.kitchengardeners.org

Provides a forum for kitchen gardeners worldwide to meet and further their skills and knowledge in these areas. Information packed online newsletter.

North American Fruit Explorers (NAFAX)

www.nafex.org

Members exchange ideas about fruit growing in a quest for superior varieties. Quarterly newsletter and a mail-order library are available to members.

Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc.

www.northernnutgrowers.org

Excellent source of information on nut growing. Members have access to online library and quarterly newsletter.

Permaculture Institute

www.permaculture.org

Promotes sustainable living skills through education, networking, and demonstration projects.

Plant a Row For the Hungry

www.gardenwriters.org/par/

Many people in this country go to bed hungry. This national program provides free seeds and local connections to soup kitchens and food distribution organizations so gardeners can easily donate their extra vegetables and fruits.

Plants For a Future

www.pfaf.org

Online database of “edible, medicinal, and useful plants for a healthier world.” Includes both U.S. and U.K. databases.

Seed Savers Exchange

www.seedsavers.org

Non-profit organization dedicated to saving vegetable gene pool diversity. Members can join an extensive network of gardeners saving and exchanging seeds. Free catalog for purchasing seeds.

Slow Food USA

www.slowfood.com

Non-profit international organization founded to counteract fast food and disappearing local food traditions, and to support seasonal and locally produced foods.

EDIBLE LANDSCAPES TO VISIT

There are so many places to get ideas and inspiration. Here are some good starting points, covering all regions of the country.

Bakersville

Mansfield, Missouri

www.streetsofbakersville.com

Ozarks pioneer town complete with 6,000 sq. ft. heirloom seed store. Monthly heirloom garden festivals with nationally acclaimed speakers, demonstrations, tastings, and music.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn, New York

www.bbg.org

Visit the children’s garden, formal herb garden, home composting exhibit and more.

Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, Georgia

www.callawaygardens.com

Their 7.5-acre Ida Cason Callaway demonstration vegetable and fruit garden provides many ideas for the home garden; many workshops cover varied garden subjects.

Chanticleer

Wayne, Pennsylvania

www.chanticleergarden.org

Visit the vegetable garden, potager, orchard, and serpentine. Open April through October.

Cheyenne Botanic Garden

Cheyenne, Wyoming

www.botanic.org

Volunteer based, solar-heated and powered botanic garden and municipal nursery “Where sustainability…has been a working philosophy since 1977.”

Chicago Botanic Garden

Glencoe, Illinois

www.chicagobotanic.org

Visit the edible landscape at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden. In summer attend Garden Chef cooking classes on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Coral Gables, Florida

www.fairchildgarden.org

Near Miami, it is the place to see tropical edibles. Special events include a rare-fruit weekend and mango celebration.

Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton, California

www.fullertonarboretum.org

Visit the rare sub-tropical fruit grove that includes papayas, guavas and rare citrus.

Powell Gardens

Kingsville, Missouri

www.powellgardens.org

Located near Kansas City. The Heartland Harvest Garden features edible landscapes, classes on growing, and cooking demonstrations in the garden.

Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

www.longwoodgardens.org

Near Philadelphia. See edibles in the Idea Garden and Example Garden. Kids will enjoy and learn at the Bee-amazed Garden.

Festival Hill

Round Top, Texas

www.festivalhill.org

A series of stunning herb gardens designed around different themes.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Chaska, Minnesota

www.arboretum.umn.edu

Near Minneapolis. Garden includes six different herb gardens and home demonstration gardens.

Missouri Botanic Garden

St. Louis, Missouri

www.mobot.org

23 demonstration gardens filled with ideas for home gardeners; Master Gardeners available to answer questions. Classes held year round; special events.

Monticello

Charlottesville, Virginia

www.monticello.org

Thomas Jefferson’s historic gardens, including the 1000-foot-long garden terrace, home to 330 vegetable varieties, and two orchards in which he grew 170 fruit varieties.

Montréal Botanical Garden

Montréal, Québec, Canada

www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin

Both the First-Nations Garden and the Economic Plant Gardens are must-sees at this 185-acre garden.

Old Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge, Massachusetts

www.osv.org

Large outdoor history museum and gardens include vegetables and fruit displays typical of a rural New England town of the 1830s. Harvest festival held in the fall with heirloom vegetables on display.

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury, New York

www.oldwestburygardens.org

Long Island estate garden with exemplary children’s garden and herb gardens.

Seed Savers Exchange

Decorah, Iowa

www.seedsavers.org

Dedicated to preserving heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits. From April through December, visit the organic Heritage Farm: view displays of endangered vegetables, apples, grapes, and an ancient breed of cattle; and purchase heirloom seeds.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Pocantico Hills, New York

www.stonebarnscenter.org

Carved out of the Rockefeller Estate, this culinary center features Blue Hills restaurant and an herb and vegetable garden designed by Barbara Damrosch. Tours and classes, held year round.

The Cloisters

New York, New York

www.metmuseum.org/cloisters

Check out their blog “The Medieval Garden Enclosed” to learn what is happening in the magnificent medieval-style cloistered gardens blog.metmuseum.org/cloistersgardens

United States National Arboretum

Washington, D. C.

www.usna.usda.gov

At the heart of The National Herb Garden are ten theme gardens, including Asian, culinary, Native American, and beverage gardens.

September 23, 2010 - 10:02 am

Julia Scott - Hello,

I recently visited http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/other-useful-websites/ page and
I want to suggest a new site in the [SOURCES FOR PLANTS & SEEDS FOR YOUR EDIBLE LANDSCAPE] section

Title: ForFarmers.com
URL: http://www.forfarmers.com/
Description :ForFarmers.com is a marketplace for buying and selling various breeds of seeds like crops, forage, flowers, fruit, fruit tree, herb, garden, shrubs, oil, vegetable as well as plant, garden and a wide range of services.

Thank you very much,
Julia Scott

March 10, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Garden - Thank you for the list of plants that grow well in my zone. I’m just starting out and wondered what I should plant. This is a good starting point.