Growing your food can be extremely rewarding. We aim to make you a successful gardener with a bountiful harvest. Stop in today to check out our large selection of organic edibles, seeds, fertilizers, and seed starting supplies that will make your garden a success!
of the year
International herb association
Ginger has been named the International Herb Association's herb of the year! Ginger's peppery, sweet taste is a historically influential herb with use in both savory dishes and baked goods alike! Native to humid, tropical forests in Southeast Asia, ginger thrives best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 12. For growth in Missouri, site in a sunny spot just shy of full sun to avoid foliage with brown tips and/or poor growth.
Despite its widespread use, ginger is unavailable for purchase by growers regionally this season! Click below to learn more about ginger from the International Herb Association!
THE BEST OF LOCAL
Our selection of vegetables and herbs uniquely reflects our urban area and comes from the best growers in the region. Stop by today and add locally-grown veggies and herbs from some of our favorite farmers to your grocery garden lineup!
biver Farms- Edwardsville, IL
Kaiser Hill Farms- New Haven, MO
Sunnyview Gardens- Troy, MO
vegetable gardening links
OLD FARMERS ALMANAC: has an updated frost chart as well as spring planting dates. As we know, St. Louis weather is unpredictable. Old Farmer's Almanac dates are about 50% accurate and and should be used as a general guideline.
GATEWAY GREENING: A wonderful St. Louis organization devoted to educating and empowering our community through urban agriculture. A great resource for how-to videos and a great Vegetable Planting Guide.
JOHNNY'S SEEDS: offers many free planning tools such as a seed calculator, target harvest date, fall planting calendar, seed planting calendar, and succession planting calculator.
PEST CONTROL LIBRARY: The National Gardening Association provides a wonderful pest control library where you can search symptoms and get information on treating pests.
COMPANION PLANTING: The natural way to garden. How to pair plants for mutual benefits.
RODALE ORGANIC LIFE: Home, garden, food, and lifestyle
RODALE INSTITUTE: Promoting organic and healthy lifestyle tips and how-tos
MOTHER EARTH NEWS: A guide to organic living
BACKYARD GARDENER: Home gardening information and tips