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Note from shop owner for my gardening books, t-shirts and more. New seed varieties will be available Fall 2018.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 15, 2018 for my gardening books, t-shirts and more. New seed varieties will be available Fall 2018.


Gayla Trail

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Gayla Trail


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Organic Gardening for Small Spaces

I've been writing about urban gardening and food growing both online and in book form for 18 years! I launched You Grow Girl™ in February 2000 and have gone on to write 5 books and countless articles on the subject. I also give presentations and teach workshops on growing and putting up your own food in small, urban spaces.


GAYLA TRAIL is a writer and photographer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, garden to table cooking, and preserving including: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces [Since translated into German, Croatian, and Portuguese.], Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces, Drinking the Summer Garden: Homegrown Thirst Quenchers, Concoctions, Sips, and Nibbles AND Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, Wonder, and Discovery in Your Garden.


If forced to grow one type of plant for the rest of my life, it would be tomatoes. There are so many amazing colours, shapes, sizes, and flavours found in the endless varieties available that I would never be bored. I am also an avid seed saver and a few years back I decided to merge my love of the two by offering up a few of the unique and wonderful varieties that I grow in my own garden. This is a small scale operation -- ALL of the seeds I sell were grown, processed, and packaged by my hand and completely chemical free.

+ Seed Rates and Germination: In listings and on packages I indicate the year seeds were grown. The standard practice of most companies is to indicate the year seeds were packaged; however, those seeds could have been grown years prior. I keep my seeds in dry, cool storage and test the germination rate of my seed annually. I only sell seed that exceeds germination seed standards (75%+ for tomatoes).

All photos in my listings were taken by me.

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    GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of, the hit community for enthusiastic gardeners, where she has spent 18 years sharing her experiences growing food in difficult urban spaces.

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Sorry, at this time I am only able to ship seeds to Canada and the the US.
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All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. I DO NOT sell genetically modified products! Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.