" In our society,
GROWING FOOD yourself has become the most RADICAL of acts.
- Jules Dervaes
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Web Resources & Useful Links
A.P. Whaley Seed Co.
Annie's Heirloom Seeds
Baker Creek Rare Seeds
Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes of Airdrie
Chile Pepper Institute (New Mexico State University)
D. Landreth Company
Delectation of Tomatoes / Giant Tomatoes
Double Helix Farms
Filaree Garlic Farm
Good Mind Seeds
Gourmet Seed International
Heritage Tomato Seed
High Mowing Organic Seeds
J & L Gardens
Johnny's Selected Seed
Manfred Hahm-Hartmann (Exclusive seller of Reinhard Kraft's varieties) *
Rare Seed Emporium (Joesph Simcox, "The Botanical Explorer")
Refining Fire Chiles
Sand Hill Preservation
Secret Seed Cartel
Seed Savers Exchange
Seeds from Italy
Seeds of Change
Seemnemaailm (Seeds World)
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
Trade Winds Fruit
Two Seeds in a Pod
Wild Boar Farms
Willhite Seed Inc.
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...
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)
MESSAGE BOARDS / FORUMS
Doc and Katie's Xanadu (you will need to register to view/post)
Tomato Depot (you will need to register to view/post)
HOW- TO's & Miscellaneous
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
Isolation Distances for Seed Saving (Used with permission)
Improving Seed Germination using Bleach (TGRS -Tomato Genetics Resource Center)
The HISTORY of the BRANDYWINE tomato and all its relatives Written by Craig LeHoullier
BOOKS & MAGAZINES
Earth News (Publications website)
Magazine (Publications website)
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: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All by Craig LeHoullier
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