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Seed catalogs trickling in!!!

It's that time of year, woooot!!!!

Parks, Pinetree so far.

Jungs, HPS, Totally Tomatoes and other are on the way.
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Seeds of Change and Peaceful Valley


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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Reporting in,

Seeds of Change and Peaceful Valley


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Ohhh, 2 new ones. Heading to sign up for their catalogs now!

High mowing was another I was made aware of.
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I'm not getting any :( ... perhaps thats a good thing though LOL
Confusion at its Finest :D
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It's a little early. The first of the year they will come flooding in. :D

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Waiting for Stokes, Johnny's Selected Seeds, and William Dam Seeds.
(Dam seeds... priceless)

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In todays mail.

Botanical Interest and Nichols Garden Nursery


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So far I've gotten Baker's Creek, Territorial, Botanical Interests, and Rupp (which is a new one and I'm not too impressed).
I think between the catalogs and the weather someone is trying to torture me. I'm in WI and it's 46 degrees!! It's crazy.
But I am super excited Botanical Interests has a paper pot maker!!
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This week,

Territorial Seed Company
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Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards


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Hey I did say the snowplow buried the mailbox and the mail courier refused tp deliver. But we had something more of an avalanche than a trickle of seed catalogs.

I don't see mentioned here RH Schumway. I have to be in the right mood to peruse this catalog because it's all hand-drawn illustrations and font reminiscent of Old West wanted posters, but they have some unusual varieties and carries most of the useful seed starting tools.

If you haven't got one from Gardens Alive, they have the usual organic seeds listed in the new 2011 catalog that at least last year, they didn't put up on their website, and it's crammed full of color photos and descriptions of insects -- good and bad - as well as plant diseases and nutritional deficiencies. Good resource even if you don't buy from them.

Plant nurseries are sending their catalogs as are gardening tools and equipment vendors. I have the one from Maine Potato Lady too. Plenty to curl up on the couch with. 8)

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I was feeling deprived, because I hadn't gotten any, then four came today:

Jung, Burpee, Shumway, and Seeds of Change. I will spend New Year's Day perusing seed catalogs! :)
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Got my seed order all ready to go in the mail!! 28 different kinds of seeds, for $50 (shopping the sales). Flowers, veggies, and herbs. I have about that many more kinds of seeds saved.

Won't be long now before there are seeds under lights!! :)
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I got Jung and Vermont over the past few days. I think that is about it. I think I have all of them dog-eared, hehehe.
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Cooks Garden catalog came in and, once again, I'm :roll: my eyes.
They list interesting varieties, but this catalog is obviously not meant for a Gardener.

No days to maturity, no curcurbit species differentiation! :roll: :roll: :roll:
Just bunch of pretty photos, and BTW same three tomatoes mentioned on about 6 different pages! :roll:

...another thing, have you noticed that seed and nursery companies must all attend the same conference or something? Every year, there's a HOT new introduction that they all carry. One of those this year appears to be the 'Pink Lemonade' blueberry.... I once got lured into buying a hot intro seed/plant, and I don't think I'll do that again. I'll wait until the end of the season and read what everyone who planted them thought. It's kind of like avoiding version x.0 of a new OS. :wink:

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applestar wrote:...another thing, have you noticed that seed and nursery companies must all attend the same conference or something? Every year, there's a HOT new introduction that they all carry. One of those this year appears to be the 'Pink Lemonade' blueberry....
I have noticed this as well. Very annoying. Horticulture supply has been a pretty decent catalog, but it is for bulk orders and wholesale level sales.
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Being VERY new to gardening (planning my first veggie garden) I headed off to the Library for some books, and was thrilled to find two seed catologues in their 'Free Bin' these were Seeds of Change and RH Shumway. Now I want more :twisted:

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Seeds of Change is a very nice group. They do all organic seeds; they see themselves as having a mission to preserve biodiversity by keeping growing a lot of heirloom and open-pollinated varieties. From their website:

OUR MISSION
At Seeds of Change, we believe that being part of cultivating change feels good. For over 20 years, Seeds of Change has been committed to preserving biodiversity and promoting the use of sustainable organic agricultural practices. To demonstrate our commitment, we contribute 1% of our net sales toward sustainable organic farming initiatives worldwide.

They have lots of interesting things in their catalogs that you won't find else where.

That said, it does feel to me like they are more oriented towards organic farming and serious gardeners than to the back yard hobbyist.

They offer lots of packets of 500 seeds for like $3.79. In many cases you can find the same seed variety some where like Jung's as a packet of 50 seeds for $1.50. Obviously if you have a use for 500 seeds SfC is a much better value. But if you don't and you don't want to commit to storing seeds for 10 years, it is cheaper to buy somewhere else, at least for common varieties that everyone carries. I started preparing a seed order for SfC, but it was adding up to way too much $$ for me. I have a small yard and I grow small quantities of many different things....

I ended up ordering from Jungs and got 28 different kinds of seeds for $50. I have ordered from them before and they are very reliable.
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I just received Thompsen and Morgan. Nice layout and informative.

Anyone have any experience with them?
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I haven't bought from them in a while. I love their catalog for the British/European-oriented selection. However, I kind of came to the (what may be unbased -- this is my impression only) conclusion that what they offer would be better suited to the Pacific Northwest gardeners and other areas where they have similar climates -- folks with somewhat cooler summers but longer growing seasons as compared to my garden.

A lot of their offerings are also suited to greenhouse gardeners. Some very interesting tropical plant seeds.

Last year and this time around, I was looking particularly at fava beans and runner beans.

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Metzer Farms.

Not a seed catalog, but a duckling catalog. Looks like 12 to 24 new Golden 300 Hybrid egg laying ducks this year. :D

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