Mycorrhizal fungi. Very briefly, these are fungi that associate themselves with the roots of all sorts of plants in a symbiotic relationship that benefits both the fungi and the plant. The fungi make nutrients more available to the plants, increase the number of the plant's roots, increase the number of blooms, shorten the time to blooming/bearing in many cases, and generally improve the plant's overall health. I have used them with great success in my orchard, vineyard and garden and highly recommend the fungi. My source is Bio-Organics I can send articles I have written about the fungi, on request.
Don't laugh. With our compost toilet we no longer use water flushing toilets, our septic tank doesn't have to be cleaned any more, and we can get rid of most of our kitchen garbage more easily. The compost, which breaks down for one to two years or more before it reaches the clean out port, is entirely safe to use and is completely broken down. After many years of using a Clivus Multrum toilet, which had problems, we switched to a Phoenix compost toilet and have eliminated almost all work. The Phoenix toilet takes a small amount of maintenance, but the amount is so slight the trade-off on decreased water use and septic maintenance is well worth it. In the city, each Phoenix in use means that much less material going into municipal sewage treatment plants, using precious water and adding to pollution. I like to think of these toilets as a one-family-at-a-time pollution solution.
More about unusual fruits and fruit growing. These sites also have links to MANY other fruit growing sites.
The Home Orchard Society
If you are a beginner, this is the place to get good "start-up" information.
North American Fruit Explorer
This is for anyone who thinks there must be more to growing fruit. Members all over the world contribute to the journal, POMONA, and topics can cover just about anything.
California Rare Fruit Growers
If your climate is subtropical or tropical, this is the place to get information on fruits for your conditions.
The Pacific Northwest Plant Locator
A sourcebook for over 20,000 plants, listed alphabetically by botanical name, found at over 100 retail nurseries in Oregon and Washington.
The Northern Nut Growers Association
gardennet.com (link is down at this moment)
Pots For Rooting Grape Cuttings
(Hydrofarm) Heating Mats
Seed Savers Exchange
Ralph E. Hayes, Jr., illustrator, cartoonist
I found Ralph's work while looking for an illustrator for one of my projects. He's not only a good illustrator, he does some online comic strips that are well written and a lot of fun. Ralph is available for hire for both illustrations and cartoons. You can even commission him to do special stories in his comic strips and get yourself included in them (or at least a "furry" version of yourself.) Be sure to check out all his websites.
Book on growing grapes from South Africa
GRAPE BREEDING. I have started an e-list for grape breeders. If you are a grape breeder, or have an interest in trying it, contact me and I'll send information on how to join the list.
Rare Fruit News Online
Pharm Solutions, Inc.
Organic, non-toxic insecticides, fungicides and animal repellents. Also organic herbicides using % acetic acid.
The regular links on my website are all to places that either have products directly related to grape growing, or they are people I have dealt with and know well. This section is for links I have found interesting and worth sharing, but don't necessarily know the people or companies, so they don't carry any special recommendation.
We are listed in: SlackAlice Global Web Directory
Cardening Community: GardenWeb
Directory over 100 categories to choose from: Gardencom.com
Garden Zone finder, Giant Garden Directory 100's of categories to find gardens, specialty nurseries and garden supplies for wholesale and retail trade. Free garden pictures. Copyright free and royalty free pictures. Books, Links to Free Magazines, Articles and more.
The West's Favorite Western Marketplace: Cowboy & Western Agricultural
Designed to be your one-stop destination for Home Decoration Services: Decorateindex.com
A California company selling unusual edible ornamentals: Bay Flora
Landsape design software for home gardening that will help you create your dream garden in any season: 3D Garden Composer
"YOU CAN GROW!" using sustainable organic gardening as a medium for creative expression and spiritual growth. Extensive sustainable organic gardening information, workshops, monthly newsletter, virtual tours, links/resources, and more! Creative Organic Gardening: Avant Gardening
Lighting made Affordable (link is dead at the moment)
Apples, Apple Juice, Lamb - Tullens Fruit Farm
Tullens fruit farm offers finest quality, fresh and delicious flavors apples, apple juice, apples and pears ,orange, fresh vegetables, organic lamb, popular varieties recipes of apple. Perfect food shop for fruit lover of British apples in West Sussex, UK
A grape growing information source which includes photos of over 500 grape varieties - GrapeSeek