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List of Resources

Here is a list of various suppliers, web sites, recommended books, nurseries, etc. This page will be updated periodically. If there is something that you would like listed let us know!

Online suppliers:

Peaceful Valley – Seeds, tools, plants, etc. Based in California

Johhny’s Selected Seeds – Seeds, tools, plants, etc. – Employee owned and based in Maine.

Willhite Seed Co. – Seeds and some plants, specializing in melons – Based in Parker County, Texas

Local Nurseries:

Red Barn Garden Center – 

12881 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729

(512) 335-8093

Countryside Nursery –

13292 Pond Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78729


Green and Growing – 

601 West Pecan Street
Pflugerville, Texas 78660

(512) 251-3262

The Natural Gardener – 

8648 Old Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78735


Planting Calendars:

Travis County vegetable planting guide:

Austin Organic Gardeners’ planting calendar:

Helpful websites: – Howard Garrett, Dirt Doctor – Author and Member of the Organic Advisory Board Texas Department of Agriculture. The website has articles, a library, forums, etc.

Recommended Reading:

Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening – by Howard Garrett

The Rodale Book of Composting – from Rodale Press

The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live it – by John Seymour

Grow Fruit – by Alan Buckingham

Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre – by Brett L Markham

Texas Bug Book: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – by Howard Garrett and C. Malcolm Beck

Square Foot Gardening – by Mel Bartholomew

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