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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Vegetable Gardening Tip #3 for 2012: Order Your Seed Catalogs ASAP!

(So I got inspired... Lower left column of blog now has 30 free catalog links)

There is nothing more enjoyable, during the Winter months, than getting seed catalogs in the mail. I have received some pretty nice seed catalogs for free that are better than magazines. As I do, post advertisements at times, I am not affiliated with any of the seed companies below.

It is January 3rd and it is a great time to do an internet search for Free Seed Catalogs. You can order them during a work break or at lunch and in a few weeks you will be buzzing with ideas.

Why seed catalogs? Over the past years the seed companies and stores have done a great job in adding to the variety of their selection. But nothing beats the catalogs for sheer volume of variety. Just take tomatoes, pepper and beans... and you will probably find 1000 different varieties. You can find garlic, potatoes and a whole lot of variation on your standard squashes and zucchini.

Below is a copy of a search I just did. Some things to keep in mind when ordering catalogs.

  1. Don't pay for them. Some of the links will be catalog services. Most of the time they are free.
  2. Make sure you don't subscribe to spam to your email. When in doubt skip that catalog.
  3. You shouldn't have to give out more then your name and mailing address.
  4. Start with the big names. Park Seeds, Burpee etc.
  5. Don't forget to get some Heirloom Catalogs.

freebies.about.com/.../homegardenfreebies/.../seed-catalogs.htm - Cached - SimilarBurpee Seeds and Plants - Home Garden, Vegetable Seeds, Annual ...Seeds, plants and gardening supplies for home gardens - Large, exclusive selection: Heirloom and organic seeds and plants. Vegetable, flower, herb, fruit, ...

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http://www.gardenfairy.com//seeds/directory.htm - Cached - SimilarSeed Catalog, Garden Seeds, Fruit Trees, Vegetable Seeds ... To receive your FREE copy of the Gurney's Seed & Nursery catalog, fill out the information below then click on the "Submit Request" button. Want to order before ...

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Browse the online catalogs for landscaping ideas and instructions for your
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habanero, jalapeno and the ... Request a free pepper seed catalog or order online.

http://www.pepperjoe.com// - Cached - SimilarHeirloom Vegetable Seed Sources
Feb 2, 2010 ... Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: 2278 Baker Creek Road Mansfield, MO 65704 (
417) 924-8917 http://rareseeds.com. Catalog: Free online. ...