Not in any particular order
There may be a charge for these catalogues.
|Becker’s Seed Potatoes
357 Highway 47
Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0
Thompson & Morgan
PO Box 1308
Jackson, NJ 08527-0308
|The Cook’s Garden
PO Box 5010
Hodges, SC 29653-5010
|Johnny’s Selected Seeds
1 Foss Hill Rd
RR 1 Box 2580
Albion, Maine 04910
|Stokes Seeds Ltd
Versey’s Seeds Ltd
Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 8K6
Thornhill, ON L3T 4A5
Phone: 905-731-1950 (Local)
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Heritage Perennial Guide
PO Box 8000-454
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6H1
or at your local retail garden centre
that carries "Heritage Perennials"
in their trademark blue pots.
Because they take up only a few inches of surface soil,
there remains lots of bed left to be intensively planted with low-growing
vegetable plants. Orienting beds on a north-south axis assures the
plant-laden trellises do not block the sun from lower growing plants as it
moves from East to West across the yard during the day.
Erecting vertical supports is always a time
problem. Free-standing ones provide flexibility in placement, but are
precarious, tending to collapse part way through the season from the
weight of maturing crops. The planks that enclose a raised bed offer a
convenient place to attach year round fixtures that make setting up and
taking down trellises quick and easy. They make it possible to have a flat
trellis system that runs along either side of the bed that is stable, yet
easily reconfigured to facilitate crop rotation.
Veggies That Grow Well Vertically:
Bean, Lima Pole
Squash, Winter varieties such as Acorn,
Benefits to Vegetables of Vertical Growing:
Better air circulation
Better access to sunlight
Less exposure to soil pathogens
Easier to harvest
Dry off faster after rain
Less likely to be curled or deformed.
Excess vegetables from your garden can be donated to
your local food bank.