Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Garden planning and seed catalogs

It's hard to believe that it will soon be time to get seeds started indoors in a few weeks as the sleet is tapping against the window by my desk as I write this.  A fellow gardening friend and I were discussing that it is time to start planning our gardens for this year.  She asked about my favorite seed catalogs and hinted that it would be nice to have a post featuring just such a topic.  So here are some of my favorites:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - one of the most beautiful catalogs ever.  All heirloom and rare seeds from all over the world

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - non-GMO, organic heirloom seeds.  They specialize in Southern heirloom varieties that do well in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states (although you can grow many of them anywhere).

Seed Savers Exchange - non-profit whose mission is to conserve America's diverse and endangered food crops through a seed bank.

Territorial Seed Company - non-GMO seed catalog with great artwork and lots of growing information.

Annie's Heirloom Seeds - small family run seed company.

Wood Prairie Farm - certified organic seed potatoes from a family farm

Johnny's Selected Seeds - great for garden supplies like fabric for garden tunnels

Growers Supply - also great for garden supplies like fabric for garden tunnels, greenhouse and irrigation system supplies

For some good gardening books to get you started and to keep on hand for reference, see the gardening section on my bookshelf page.

May your mailbox be filled with colorful inspiration for your spring garden.  Leave a comment if you have a favorite seed catalog that I didn't mention that you want to share.

Thanks for reading!

Winter berries dusted with snow

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