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My most common question continues to be “where can I find the products that you recommend.” In close second place are questions related the basic organic program and how to use the products. These products are available online or through hardware stores, farm stores, garden centers, grocery or health stores who stock them or can get them for you from their distributors. To help get the products into more stores across the country, here’s a list of products I recommend in categories along with contact information. At the end of the list, find links to the Basic Organic Program and a document of acceptable and unacceptable products from the Texas Organic Research Center (


  • Black Kow (Texas and Southeast U.S.) - - 352-748-0569
  • Corn gluten meal (widely available)
  • Espoma (in stores all across the U.S.) - - 800-634-0603
  • Garrett Juice, Garrett Juice Plus and Garrett Juice Pro (across the U.S.)   
  • Good Natured (Texas and Western U.S.) - 817-338-1045
  • Lady Bug (Texas, Central and Southeast U.S.) - - 936-756-4846
  • Medina (Texas, Central and Southeast U.S) - - 830-426-3011
  • Nature’s Guide (Texas) - 800-752-6632
Rock Minerals
  • American Rio Lava products (widely available) - - 405-426-7752
  • Azomite Mineral Products (across the U.S.) - - 301-219-7540
  • Magic Sand (Ladybug product) - - 936-756-4846
Microbe Stimulators/Sugars
  • Dry molasses (widely available)
  • Whole ground cornmeal (widely available)
Pest Control
  • AgraLawn Crabgrass Killer (across the U.S.) - - 512 470 6135
  • Eco-Safe Spectra G - 214-358-5201
  • Hydrogen peroxide (widely available)
  • Medina orange oil - - 830-426-3011
  • Natural diatomaceous earth (widely available)
  • Spinosad (widely available)
  • Summit Mosquito Control Bti (across the U.S.) - - 800-227-8664
Hard Goods
  • DRAMM Lawn & Garden Tools (across the U.S.) - - 920-684-0227
  • Howard Garrett books (in bookstores everywhere)
  • Pump-up and STIHL backpack sprayers - - 757-486-9100
  • Smart Pot fabric containers (across the U.S.) - - 800-521-8089
Health and Nutrition
  • Crazy Water - - 940-325-8870
  • Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (across the U.S.) - - 972-255-3918
  • Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (across the U.S.) - - 800-421-2998
  • Reg’Activ (across the U.S.) - - 972-255-3918
  • Young Vitality Stem Cell Therapy - - 800-705-6006
Animal Feed
  • Texas Natural Feeds (widely available) - - 254-829-1317
  • Vinegar products (widely available)
  • X-O (widely available) - - 800-442-9696
  • Products for small agriculture and growers - - 214-436-3617
For details about the Basic Organic Program, go to this link. 

For complete lists of the generic and specific products that are acceptable and unacceptable check out this link

Here are some other useful resources from

To discuss this newsletter or any other topic, tune in each Sunday 8am - 11am central time to the Dirt Doctor Radio Show. The call-in phone number is 1-866-444-3478. Listen on the internet or click here to find a station in your area.

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Naturally yours,

Howard Garrett
The Dirt Doctor


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