Seeds and plant starts
Favorite seed companies
Johnny's Selected Seeds (seeds as well as vegetable and herb starts)
Territorial Seed Co. (seeds as well as vegetable and herb starts)
Portland, OR plant starts and seeds
For the five years we ran our local urban gardening business, we partnered with our friends at Gales Meadow Farm in Gales Creek, Oregon to provide our clients with the best local organic plant starts. Every year, Annie and René grow hundreds of starts for us on their wonderful ten-acre farm. You can buy plant starts as well as organically grown vegetables directly from the farm at both the Hillsdale and Hollywood farmers markets in Portland.
Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply in SE Portland is where we sourced many of the organic amendments we used in our gardens over the years. In addition to compost and other amendments, Naomi sells seeds, plants, gardening books and tools, poultry supplies and even baby chicks in season. Naomi, husband Neil and mom Mary are all delightful to deal with and are wonderful gardening resources.
Drip irrigation supplies
Drip Depot, based in Medford, Oregon supplies all of our irrigation equipment including drip lines, emitters and controllers. This isn’t your typical big-box store stuff; it’s commercial grade and built to last. We love their well designed website, great customer service and fast shipping. If you order a drip irrigation plan from Verdura, Drip Depot parts are specified and there's a link to their site in the PDF. You can also substitute parts from other vendors, if you like.
Eco-friendly wood waterproofer and stains
We treat all of our raised beds with TimberPro UV's Internal Wood Stabilizer, an eco-friendly wood waterproofer that increases the density and hardness of the wood from the inside out. A wide variety of nontoxic stain colors provide UV protection and a custom look.
Urban gardening companies
If you live in any of the cities listed below, please check out these companies. They're great people - we know all of them personally - and they can help you with your gardening, from installation to coaching. Many of them also install greenhouses, chicken coops, patios, outbuildings and provide general landscaping services.
Colorado Springs, CO
Los Angeles, CA