Books, Seeds & Supplies

Generous Savings is pleased to partner with several sources, to offer carefully-selected garden supplies and books to our readers.   When you click through to these vendors from this site, we earn a small commission on any resulting sales, which will help us to maintain and expand the content of our blog.
If there’s something that you’re looking for that you can’t find here, please contact me (Keith) for help…  & check back often, as I am hoping to add more specialty sources (such as drip irrigation, quality garden tools & more) in the upcoming days and weeks.
Thank you for your support!
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Books:

Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work by Mel Bartholomew (Mar 10, 2005).
If you’re starting out with one book, this should probably be the one.  Easy to read and understand.
Read Keith’s review of this book!

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields by John Jeavons, Carol Cox (Feb 1, 1999).
A little more technical than the above, but with an added emphasis on sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Seeds:

Botanical Interests offers high quality seeds at very reasonable prices.  I’ve used them with great success for several years now.  Now, this might sound strange, coming from me – but the packets the seeds come in are actually worth mentioning:  Not only are they beautifully illustrated, but they include tons of valuable planting info that will help you give each plant exactly what it needs.  The combination of seed quality & good info will bring you one step closer to gardening success.
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Garden Supplies:

Urban Garden Solutions is one of my new favorite online stores, for organic / space-intensive / sustainable gardeners.  If you’re looking for grow-lights & stands, cold frames, greenhouses, composting supplies, planter boxes, garden decor, much more … this is the place.   This is a small and growing company, and a conscientious one.  You can feel good about supporting them.

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