This is your gateway to the best online plant databases, a directory of seed companies, and top tip sheets and checklists for gardeners.
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Handy Online Info Resources for Gardeners
1 Empress of Dirt Growing Tips
This is your ticket to exploring all of the garden resources here on Empress of Dirt. You will find many tips and step-by-step instructions intended for new gardeners.
2 Plant Databases & Info Resources
There are several very good online databases for looking up plant information including growing zones, scientific and common names, preferred growing conditions, known pests, and so on.
When I need to identify a plant or find specific facts, these are the sources I rely on.
3 Directory of Seed Companies
There are so many excellent seed companies in Canada and the United States. To me, the key is to find a local one with growing conditions similar to my own. This saves a lot of trial and error because I know, if the plant does well for them, it’s very likely going to thrive for me as well.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛