2016 Seed Catalog List (Free and PDF)
It’s that time again. There’s something pretty satisfying about
investing in garden seed. It’s like making a deposit on the future. A little strategic planning may
be in order, though.
If you want to grow soapwort, for example, some refrigeration
will be necessary to make those seeds sprout. A quick perusal of the latest crop
of seed catalogs may also reveal new cultivars that break geographical barriers,
making some of your wish list items more frost hardy or drought tolerant, and
therefore a better bet for your backyard this year.
pollinated and heirloom seeds, as well as regional (Italian, Southwest and short
season) specialists, and vendors who concentrate on exotic, wild or hard to
catalogs and those who don’t. Being the beneficiary of a snail mail catalog is
a dwindling delight, so take advantage of it while you can — and while you have
a few extra pennies to spend on seed. In a few years, the beloved, dog eared seed
catalog will be a thing of the past.
Sellers who mail hard copy catalogs on request:
Harvest Seed (heirloom)
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