The seed catalogs have arrived.
(They actually began arriving before Christmas.)
The stores now also have a great supply of seeds.
I tell ya, seeing all of these seeds makes me anxious for spring growing!
Perusing the seed catalogs and dreaming of the beautiful garden you will have this year is a great way to spend some of this time while you are stuck inside because of the cold and snow.
Some of the seed companies that provide catalogs (both paper and on-line) are:
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. http://www.Rareseeds.com. This catalog is the premier dream of seed catalogs. The photos are gorgeous, the information is plentiful, it is full of interesting stories and the selection beyond compare.
- Pinetree Garden Seeds. http://www.superseeds.com. A great catalog. I have ordered from them for many years. The prices are good, and they have a nice selection of garden related books and soapmaking supplies. For those that don’t have a lot of room to grow many different varieties, they have custom mixes of seeds that let you grow a variety from 1 packet.
- Territorial Seed Company. http://www.TerritorialSeed.com. A lovely catalog with a big selection. Also have beneficial insects.
- John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds. http://www.kitchengardenseeds.com.
- Totally Tomatoes. http://www.totallytomao.com. This catalog is devoted to the avid tomato grower, and also includes a nice selection of other garden seeds. A must if you love tomatoes!
- Vermont Bean seed Company. http://www.vermontbean.com. This catalog is devoted to the bean lover, they have every kind of fresh and dried bean seed, plus other vegetable garden seeds. Wish I had more room to grow!
- Jung Seeds and Plants. http://www.Jungseed.com. A great catalog of seeds, perennial plants, fruits and berries.
- R.H. Shumway. http://www.rhshumway.com. An old fashioned style of catalog. Free seeds if you order before March 15!
- Johnny’s Selected Seeds. http://www.Johnnyseeds.com. A great catalog with a huge selection.
- Gurney’s Seed and Nursery. http://www.Gurneys.com. Seeds, perennial plants, berry plants, fruit, nut and shade trees. 1/2 off till March 6th!
- Farmer Seed and Nursery. http://www.FarmerSeed.com. They have been around for 131 years.
- Burgess Seed and Plant. http://www.eburgess.com. They have been in business for 107 years. They are advertising a 1/2 price vegetable seed sampler that includes 12 packets of the most common vegetables grown in the home garden for $6.99. That is a good deal.
- Burpee. http://www.burpee.com. A nice selection of good growing seeds and plants. I no longer order from them as they sell their seeds at Wal Mart.
There are many more seed catalogs out there, but these are the ones that I have ordered from and have been happy with.
Do you order your seeds from catalogs?
Happy garden dreaming and planning!
“In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.”