New Seed Catalogs

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by oh no, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    We need to have a thread that has what catalogs are out and when.

    I love looking at seed catalogs during the winter. It is a treat when the mailman delivers a new one.

    So far I have gotten my HPS catalog [commercial and big garden]. In fact I have already sent them 2 orders.

    Totally Tomatoes, Vermont Bean and Seed and Pine Tree Gardens have come.

    I'm waiting on my Jungs and Shumway Seedsman. I need just a few more melon and sweet corn seed. Then I will have my garden seed bought.

    How many of you folks order seed from a catalog?? Do you enjoy looking at all the pictures as I do???

    Hey looking out the window, its 11 degrees and the wind is blowing the snow every which way. I'm ready for spring.
     
  2. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Jim....I havent recieved any yet this winter. I purchase most of my seeds from Burpee or parks seed catalogs. Lots of good varieties to choose from. I enjoy looking at them and planning my garden before spring ever gets close. It helps with the winter time bordom:smile2:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I haven't recieved any catalogs this year. Each year I get less catalogs. I enjoy looking and planning my garden in the cold months. I now buy local most of he time.
     
  4. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I remember momma pourin over Burpee's catalog. She started all her own plants inside and always had a beautiful garden. Made us kids work in it and at the time thought it was torture. Now i work all day and love to come home and work mine. The vittles ain't shabby either compaired to the cold storage crap ya buy in stores.
     
  5. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    When I was young it was playboy that had the honored place at the throne, now its a seed catalog. I used to sow oats, but now I just plant beans! lol :crazy::eek:oooh::smile2::smile2::smile2::wink:
     
  6. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Stokes catalog is out.......my came two weeks ago. I'm waiting on Parks to come.
     
  7. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    Yeah but there is difference, sowing wild oats and praying for crop failure, is a far cry from what we do today.....the good old days.......
     
  8. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I get most of my seed from Henry Fields or Gurney's, which are basically the same company. Not that I order a lot of seed. 2-4 lb's of beans, 5-8 lb's of corn and a few packets of cucumbers are about it.
     
  9. sat93us

    sat93us New Member

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    I have the same one and it is great
     
  10. sat93us

    sat93us New Member

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    Harris seeds is a great catalog
     
  11. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    My Park Seed came a few weeks back all I got was the back cover that my address was on. Now I have both Park Seed catalogs and several others. Stokes, Harris and Burpee are all nice catalogs.
     
  12. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    I don't order seeds from catalogs; don't actually plant many seeds, just buy the plants. But I do love looking through the bulb company catalogs! Sometimes I wish I had a much bigger yard, & sometimes I think it's a good thing I DON'T!!:wink:
     
  13. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Well, ya can plan the garden, and anticipate the seeds coming and getting them in pots indoors ready to transplant in the spring.

    By the way, how was your garden and raising food for others last year?
     
  14. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    My garden did pretty good. The Food Bank really appreciated it. I'm hoping to have more for them this year.
     
  15. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Yep, got parks and Gurneys a few weeks back. Didn't have much of a garden last year. Just the basics. Spent more time out in the woods last year digging up wild gooseberries bushes and some huckleberry. Will find out this year if I transplanted them correctly.