Annalkona, you are very likely to find favourites which reflect your personal interests in gardening a little better than your neighbor's. Although, your neighborhood garden center may not be doing a very good job for either of you. My local seed supplier is doing much better than years before when they might have had a choice
variety in 5 different packets from 5 different companies ... and, that's it!
Commitments to a catalog outfit may change as your interests change. As an example, as stir-fries became a more important part of my diet, leafy greens became a more important part of my vegetable gardening.
At one time, Jungs seemed to be the source for just about everything I needed but couldn't find locally. It wasn't always like that. I'm gonna sound like a senile, olde duffer but my use of R.H. Shumway seeds goes back to the 60's. First, they were in Illinois, then they moved to South Carolina, then Jungs bought the company. It was kind of okay by me. The selections didn't change much and I had already become a customer of Jungs. They bought several other companies about that time. This year, I'm a little frustrated with Jungs.
Seeds from the different catalogs could be ordered from Jungs' egardenersplace . com. Shipments were from the same
Wisconsin address and in the same
box. That has changed this year
. No more egardenersplace . com. Now, there will be shipping charges for orders from each of Jungs' catalogs. I wonder if there is a grandfather clause ...
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks