It’s a new year, but time’s already slipping away. Only 66 more days until Spring.
It’s easy for me to lose track of time while slowly turning the pages of each new book as soon as it reaches my desk.
So many new seeds; sow little time.
Even though I order a lot of seed from catalogs, I recently learned the majority of gardeners don’t buy through paper catalogs. Most prefer to buy seed packets for gardening at their local garden center or retail shop.
I was especially surprised to hear this during a conversation I had with Renee Shepherd of Renee’s Seeds.
She called to remind me that Renee’s sells seeds through an online (not paper) catalog and through retail displays. That’s when she mentioned the research on gardeners’ seed-buying habits.
Like these gardeners, I’ve purchased my share of store-bought seeds, but these are the run-of-the-mill vegetable or herb varieties. For specialty plants, heirloom vegetables, or organic herbs, I turn to the pages of my favorite seed catalogs. Where else would I find seeds for Giant Belgium, Black Cherry, or Great White tomatoes?
If you’re interested in finding some out-of-the-ordinary seeds this year, here are some lovely catalogs to peruse:
Do you have a favorite catalog that’s not on my list? If so, please add it in the comments section. Thanks!