Hey, everyone! As you may have gathered, I’m a beginning gardener, but this is a good thing because I can share some of the resources I’m using!
First of all, I’m a huge lover of books (hey, that’s my family’s livelihood), and I think they can be a lot more physically convenient than the internet and hopefully more reliable. (Of course, I’m always using the internet for research too). Anywho, here are a couple books I really like for beginning heirloom gardening:
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables by Chris McLaughlin
Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva’s Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening by Annie Spiegelman
Also, knowing when to plant vegetables in the Phoenix area can be challenging, we’re in a very distinct zone: 13 (it really says a lot, unfortunately). I like to go by the planting calendar for my zip code that I found on The Urban Farm’s Tidbits page.
And of course, actually getting those precious seeds to plant is super important (and exciting). I like to support my local nurseries, but I also like supporting fellow Etsy shop owners, so I get a lot of my seeds from my favorite gardening store: Sophie’s Seeds and Swine. They’re very affordable, have a wide variety, great customer service, and everything is shipped ASAP. Check it out!