WEB RESOURCES - Michigan Heirlooms

This kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in the garden, than anywhere else on earth.

Web Resources & Useful Links


A.P. Whaley Seed Co.

Annie's Heirloom Seeds

Artisan Seeds

Baker Creek Rare Seeds

Botanical Interests


Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes of Airdrie

Chile Pepper Institute (New Mexico State University)

Cleveland Seeds

D. Landreth Company

Delectation of Tomatoes / Giant Tomatoes

Double Helix Farms


Filaree Garlic Farm

Good Mind Seeds

Gourmet Seed International

Great Lakes Staple Seeds

Heritage Tomato Seed

High Mowing Organic Seeds

J & L Gardens

Johnny's Selected Seed

Manfred Hahm-Hartmann (Exclusive seller of Reinhard Kraft's varieties) *

Nature and Nurture Seeds *

Nichols Garden Nursery

Ohio Heirlooms

Park Seed

Pepper Lover

Pinetree Garden Seeds & Accessories

Rainbow Chili Seeds

Rare Seed Emporium (Joesph Simcox, "The Botanical Explorer")

Refining Fire Chiles

Renee's Garden

Sand Hill Preservation

Secret Seed Cartel

Seed Savers Exchange

Seeds from Italy

Seeds of Change

Seemnemaailm (Seeds World)


Small House Farm

Solana Seeds

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center Inc.

Sustainable Seed Company

Tatiana's TOMATObase Seed Catalog

Territorial Seed Company

The Sample Seed Shop

Timeless-Tomatoes  (Also sells on eBay as "BluePeaHen")

Tom8Toes.com  (Formerly Tom Wagner Seeds)

Tomato Grower's Supply


Totally Tomatoes

Trade Winds Fruit

Two Seeds in a Pod

Victory Seeds

Wild Boar Farms

Willhite Seed Inc.



International Seed Saving Institute

The Populuxe Seed Bank 

Seed Savers Exchange

Winter Sown



Tatiana's TomatoBase - The most comprehensive tomato database available, complete with descriptions, historical data and photos.

Dave's Garden - This is the Consumer's Reports of the gardening world- scroll down to Garden Watchdog. Check it out before you place any order.

Michigan State University Extension - A great reference for all types of gardening.

Non-GMO Project (Look for this symbol on all your foods!)

The On-line Tomato Vine (Keith Mueller)


BLOGS Worth Following...

Baia Nicchia Farm

DT's Blog

Dusty River Gardens

Frogsleap Farm

Reinhard Kraft    (This site is written in German. The link will open in Google translator.)

Seaside Seeds  Jason Haynes (aka Hawk)

Tater Mater (Tom Wagner)

Tomato Addict



Doc and Katie's Xanadu (you will need to register to view/post)

Helpful Gardener - (Tomato Forum)

Homegrown Goodness

I Dig My Garden

Not Just Tomatoes

Salsa Garden

Tomato Depot (you will need to register to view/post)



HOW- TO's  &  Miscellaneous

A Seed Saving Guide

A Garden For All Seasons by Eliot Coleman

Ben Quisenberry - "One Man's Effort to Preserve Old Tomatoes" - A legendary seed collector.

Can Soil Fertility Improve Tomato Flavor - RUTGERS New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Corn Gluten for Weed Control 

Controlling and Identifying Hornworms

Growing Tomatoes in Cool Short Seasons

Homegrown Tomatoes in Wisconson

Hornworms and Hummingbird Moths

Hot Water and Chlorine Treatment for use in Seed Saving

How to Plan A Vegetable Garden

How to Support Tomatoes using the FLORIDA WEAVE Method 

How do I prevent tomatoes from cross-pollinating? 

How to String and Sucker tomato plants 

Isolation Distances for Seed Saving (Used with permission)

Improving Seed Germination using Bleach (TGRS -Tomato Genetics Resource Center) 

Lettuce Bowl Care Sheet

Pepper Growing Tips

Pruning Tomatoes

The HISTORY of the BRANDYWINE tomato and all its relatives Written by Craig LeHoullier 

Tomato Leaf Curl - Causes and Remedies

Tomato Leaf Curl: A Serious Disease

Tomatoes - General Care

Using Earthworms to Improve Soil Health and Fertility 

Weed Management On Organic Farms


Mother Earth News (Publications website)

Organic Gardening (Publications website)

The Tomato Magazine (Publications website)

100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden  100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden  by Carolyn J. Male

  Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations By Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard

Epic Tomatoes  Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All  by Craig LeHoullier

From Our Seeds & Their Keepers - A collection of stories  From Our Seeds & Their Keepers - A Collection of Stories  by Bevin (Ben) Cohen

  GATHERING: Memoir of a seed saver By Diane Ott Whealy

  Giant Tomatoes by Dr. Marvin Meisner

  The Heirloom Tomato by Amy Goldman

  The Heirloom Life Gardner by Jere and Emilee Gettle

  How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies By Jeff Gillman and Eric Heberlig

  The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener by Eliot Coleman

  Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit By Barry Estabrook

  The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why By Jeff Gillman

 The Truth About Organic Gardening: Benefits, Drawbacks, and the Bottom Line By Jeff Gillman