Seed Catalogs

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Seed Catalogs
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 7:53pm

I have a funny habit with seed catalogs.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
In reply to: k_roni
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 4:19pm
Well, after complaining here yesterday that I hadn't received the catalogs I ordered, I checked the mail and got the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog! (http://rareseeds.com/) Whine and you shall receive! :smileytongue:
I've always gone the Walmart / Home Depot route for seeds too, but I've read a ton of books about gardening and books by gardeners this winter that romanticize heirlooms, so I decided to go that route this season. I have two books on my night stand right now that are specific to gardening in this area. Though, like Karen said, we live in an odd little microclimate, so I'm also planning to post on our town's message board to inquire about the things they've had success with.
I also need to read through our extension office's website. I'm going to have to quit my job to get all this research done!

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 7:51pm

Funny how that works.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: k_roni
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 2:28pm

We are inundated with catalogs --- all DH's doing as most are perennials, daylilies and hostas. Once, I even had a catalog that specialized in CHinese veg! Something like Tainong http://www.tainongseeds.com/ or Everygreen Seeds: http://www.evergreenseeds.com/vegetableseeds.html...

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2005
In reply to: k_roni
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 12:06am
I get gurney catalog, but usually buy seed locally from Ed Hume (he's a local Puget Sound WA master gardener)
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:57am
Dump them to share...Good Idea!
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:04pm
I like Gurney too, they have some neat gadgets!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
In reply to: k_roni
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 1:17pm

A friend of mine posted this to Facebook. It's a site that sends you organic / heirloom seeds when it's time to plant, along with instructions. You can pick from a balcony garden size up to a family size garden. Seems a little pricey to me, but I guess there's something to be said for the convenience of not having to figure out what to plant in your area and when.

http://www.sproutrobot.com/

(I am not affiliated in any way with this site. Just thought it was a neat idea!)

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 4:59pm
thanks for that link! Pretty tomatoes, for sure!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: k_roni
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 6:58pm

It is pricey... Nearly $20 for a pation garden sounds steep to me.

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 7:07pm

True, I always worry about paying a lot for a plant or seeds.

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