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Gardening Series, Part 3
Getting Your Seed & Plant Lists
Time to find out what's going into your garden!

Revised: February 12, 2023

The Gardening Series


Grocery bill getting you down?

balcony tomato plant

This is a good year to grow some of your own food. What better way to start than with nature's input?! You can grow food in containers and in small spaces. A big piece of land isn't required. Start our Gardening Series here to begin at the beginning.

If you've already started, but want to amend your DDP to include growing more food, do that BEFORE you get your seed and plant lists!

To amend your garden DDP, write that first. Then hit the start button, tell nature you'd like to change your garden DDP and re-read the statements on page 22 of your Garden Workbook (Step 2), inserting your new DDP.


beet seeds

Are you holding back or having trouble finding your motivation to try this partnership with nature?

Moving forward with your co-creative garden is important and it's guaranteed to make your day sunnier. Approaching this with an eager-to-learn, curious and determined attitude will reduce stress and help you make positive planetary change — in your own back yard. (Learn More)

The foundation you build now with your nature partner will become your support in other areas of your life. Your partnership will also give you answers to the increasing environmental challenges we face.

This work is rewarding. It is also useful and can help to satisfy your need to do something in your "little corner of the world" that can and does have a positive impact on the world around you.



Still not motivated? (Really?!)

Read Machaelle's Final Thoughts from The Perelandra Garden Workbook.

You must be ready to start now!

If you haven't already, complete Part 1 and Part 2 before doing today's garden session.


This next part is fun, exciting and full of discovery. Let's get on with it!


Gut Gardeners

Open The Perelandra Garden Workbook to page 24 and find the last paragraph that starts, "Seeds and Plants." Just read this one paragraph and the sidebar.

Before you begin, read your DDP to refresh your memory about your stated goals for the garden. Hit your start button! Then enjoy choosing seeds and plants for your new garden.

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2.0 Gardeners

Start on page 123 of the Garden Workbook and read through page 126. It's four pages and includes sample charts.

Set aside about an hour of quiet time to start. Then make a cup of tea, settle in at your desk or table (with your computer if you're following the trickes on page 125), read your DDP, hit your start button, and have fun!

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A Handy Head Start

Native Seeds SEARCH

Don't wait to order your seeds and plants! Seasoned gardeners are ordering now. They know if you wait, you risk seeing "out of stock" instead of "add to cart" — and having a hard time finding those varieties that are perfect for your garden.

If you have never ordered from seed and plant companies and have no idea where to begin, we have listed a few below that carry organic and heirloom seeds and plants. Some offer a full variety of conventional, hybrid, organic and heirloom. Many have a good master list to work from. You aren't required to work with just these companies. We have worked with many different good seed companies over the years.

Wherever you search, there are many wonderful home gardeners sharing their seeds online. And remember to support your local family-owned nurseries and farms. You might even find what you need at your farmer's market. You want what is best for your garden, in light of your DDP.


Southern Exposure

Baker Creek

High Country Gardens

American Meadows

Grow Organic

Select Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Eden Brothers

High Mowing Organic Seeds

onion seeds

These two have good master lists to use for testing which vegetables, herbs and flowers you'll need.

Park Seed

Johnny's Seeds


Anytime you feel overwhelmed or get stuck, call our Question Hot Line. We will encourage you, get you unstuck and help you keep it manageable and simple.

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The Gardening Series