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I know, I know!  I promised this post on Monday and it’s now Thursday!  Please forgive my tardiness and please believe me when I say I’ve been working on some very exciting things (including a blog redesign — I bought the domain!).  

Here is Part Two:

YOU GROW GIRL information resource / Etsy shop / online community

Gayla Trail has created a thriving online community for gardeners, aspiring gardeners and everyone with a passion for homegrown food.  She focuses on helping gardeners with ‘black thumbs’, small budgets and / or limited space. 

Her website has been around since 2000 and it is a mecca of gardening related information including: recipes and projects to use what you grow, guidelines on how to grow and tend to all types of plants and flowers, how to design and start a garden, composting information and much, much more!  

Visit the You Grow Girl Etsy shop to discover rare and organic seeds grown by her.  

Gayla is also the author of three gardening books:

Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces

You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardeners

and Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces

MATCHBOX GARDEN & SEED CO. online seed shop 


Since 2006 Matchbox Garden has been providing seeds to customers at farmers markets and Seedy Saturdays.  Now you can find ’over 100 varieties of open pollinated, heirloom and rare vegetable seeds and seedlings’ in their new online shop.  It’s a one-stop-shop for all your seed needs, from beans and tomatoes to melons and hot peppers.  

CUBIT’S ORGANIC gardening blog / online shop / Etsy shop


Cubit’s is a family-run business with a lot of love for gardening, food and the environment.  

The Cubit’s Etsy shop features a wide-selection of organic, rare and heirloom seeds.  You can buy their seeds in cost-effective collections or, for $45 a year, you can subscribe to their Organic Seed of the Month Club and receive a different package of seasonally appropriate seeds at the beginning of each month of the year.

I love that every bit of their packaging, down to the glue that holds the envelopes together, is environmentally-friendly and non-toxic.  I also love that their shipping is free in North America. 

Also, be sure to bookmark their blog which is a great resource for gardening and D.I.Y. projects and recipes. 

Thank you to all the wonderful people promoting organic and home gardening in our city!  

If you have a urban garden resource you enjoy please share it with me!

1 year ago
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