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Off the Beaten Path PNW Garden Resources.

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Off the Beaten Path PNW Garden Resources.

Post  Daniel9999 on 4/5/2012, 1:18 am

We all know about big box retailers like the national Home Depot chain or more locally known (in Oregon) Fred Meyer ....but what about all those neat little hole in the wall garden supply places that have really interesting stuff that the big boys don't have that you don't know about?

I would like to share with some on my favorite places like that here in Oregon and I would especially love to here about others like them from other members of the PNW forum.

I am always looking for stuff to grow and products to try for my garden!

Thyme Garden Herb Company.

This place is way out there in the boondocks of Alsea and it takes a quite of bit of drive to find.... but it has one onf the most amazing herb gardens in the Northwest with a huge selection of herbs ranging from common culinary herbs to exotic Chinese Medicinal Herbs.

You can order their seeds online too if your not able to visit them.

http://www.thymegarden.com/site/561124/page/889133/site

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.

A small farm specializing in all kinds flower bulbs Located in Woodburn Oregon

It is locally famous for its Tulip Festival.......seeing the farm with its thousands of tulips in full bloom is a definite must see.

They sell bulbs as well and you can also order from them online.

http://www.woodenshoe.com/

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Re: Off the Beaten Path PNW Garden Resources.

Post  gwennifer on 4/6/2012, 12:31 pm

This is a great idea for a thread Daniel. Smile

I discovered Concentrates Inc. when looking for vermiculite, thanks to the forum database. They are "Organic Agriculture Specialists". They've unfortunately moved even further away from me, so they really are "off the beaten path" for me now at least. They are in Milwaukie, Oregon - I haven't been to their new store. I got my chicken manure from them and they had worm castings and bat guano and all that fun stuff. They are open to the public, but say that most feed and garden stores in the PNW have accounts with them, so you could order their products through your local store. Their product list is on their website: http://www.concentratesnw.com/

Then there is One Green World in Molalla, Oregon. They are a nursery and a great source for fruiting trees and shrubs and nut trees and stuff. Plus, they have "The Plantmobile" that comes into Portland every now and then, different locations, so you can place an order ahead of time and they'll send it into town on the plantmobile. Tons of info on their website: http://www.onegreenworld.com/

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Post  Daniel9999 on 4/6/2012, 5:47 pm

Got to see if Wilco has an account with Concentrates Inc.

Would love it if I could order vermiculite from them.

Thanks qwennifer!

That reminds me Wilco might be considered off the beaten path...

The have retail locations in Battle Ground WA, Canby OR, Cornelius OR, Gig Harbor WA, Lebanon OR, McMinnville OR, Newberg OR, Silverton OR, Springfield OR, Stayton OR, and Tangent OR.

http://www.wilco.coop/stores/locations/retail_stores/

Its a great place to find composts.

My Silverton store had Worm-Gro, Soil Building and Harvest Supreme composts from Gardener and Bloome.... Planting and Mushroom Compost from Whiteny Farms..... as well as steer and chicken manure.

They also had the large 3.5 cubit feet bales of peat moss.

I bought 2/3 of the ingredients needed for my Mel's Mix there.

The also have a selection of general garden supplies and have a nursery section with a good selection of seedlings for your local growing area/season.

I got my Yukon Golds there as well as some Pineapple, Corsican and Chocolate Mint just a week ago.

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Re: Off the Beaten Path PNW Garden Resources.

Post  gwennifer on 4/7/2012, 1:31 am

This one doesn't qualify as a garden resourse, but it's interesting and it's certainly off the beaten path. If you are gardening because you're learning to be come self-sufficient you may want to check it out. It's the Cedar Creek Grist Mill in Woodland, Washington. Volunteers have restored the mill and they use the power of the river, with huge pulleys and belts, to grind grains (and once a year, they press apples for apple cider). They make flour and cornmeal during their demonstrations and you can set up a time to bring your own grains to be ground too (for a fee). No gas or electricity. Very cool and picturesque setting in the woods too, with a covered bridge right there as well. http://www.cedarcreekgristmill.com/

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Re: Off the Beaten Path PNW Garden Resources.

Post  gwennifer on 5/24/2012, 12:01 pm

Cascade Greenhouse

2201 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA

(360) 892-9494


Went there last week. Healthy plants, great prices. They had Chickety-Doo-Doo fertilizer, which I've never seen elsewhere. When I asked about it at the counter, she gave me a sample. I also spied the Mighty Mato's (grafted heirloom varieties).

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Re: Off the Beaten Path PNW Garden Resources.

Post  boffer on 5/26/2012, 8:40 pm

The infamous 'worm farm' in Yelm shut down and was for sale last year. It didn't sell, and has reopened.

It's now Yelm Earth, Worm and Castings Farm
Their newspaper ad this week says: "Organic soil amendments, worm castings and soils, worm tea, and more for all of your organic gardening and landscaping needs. Call 360-894-0707."

No website advertised.

You can see their old website at www.yelmearth.com

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