New Gardening Seeds and Things for 2013

If it’s January, it’s time for the new seed catalogs to come rolling in.

Once the rush of holiday shopping is over and the retail catalogs slow to a trickle, it’s time for the seed catalogs to take over.

As a gardener, it has to be one of my favorite times of the year because each catalog holds the promise of warm spring days and bountiful summer harvests.

So many seeds, sow little time.

There are hundreds of new annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables just waiting to be be purchased and planted.

I’ve taken a look at what’s in store for the 2013 gardening season and I’m amazed at what I’ve seen. There are more interesting choices for gardeners than ever before:

New sunflowers that will knock your socks off.
Sweet corn for container growing.
Gorgeous pink-and-rose colored petunias with 3″ blooms.
Personal sized melons.
Two-pound tomatoes bred for making sauce.
Cantaloupe-colored echinacea.
Broccoli that looks like long stalks of asparagus.
Grafted tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.

…and the list goes on.

In addition to the new seeds and plants, there are hundreds of new gardening books and  products like Dr. Grimme’s Tater Tower and “The Drunken Botanist” book and garden collection.

Over the next several weeks I’ll feature some of my favorites, in case you’d like to add them to your spring gardening checklist, too.

If you have something to add to the list, please let me know!


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