I am soooo excited. I have been waiting until I had the house to myself. Going to put on a pot of coffee and look through them. I feel like they came earlier this year?
Dang it, where are my catalogs? Seems a bit early, but I think they started early December last year too. I kind of feel like the gardening season just ended, and I don't really get too needy about catalog browsing until around February, especially if it's a year where the snow has just been piled on. But this year there's been no snow and cold thus far, so it doesn't even feel like winter yet.
I am not there yet- still just admiring. I am definetly getting some little melons I saw listed that are new. I will get a white tomato and some patty pan squash...there were a few flowers I would love to have.
I also really want to go to the spring festival this year... I am not too far- about 6 hours.
Got my Bakers yesterday. I love their catalog and their mission, but one thing about the catalog that bothers me is the lack of consistency in the seed descriptions. I'd like to see days to maturity and sun/shade requirements listed for everything. They don't even list sun/shade requirements and only about a third of the descriptions list days to maturity. Makes it kind of hard to plan the garden, since I always have to do research on the side.
I worked at the locally owned plant nursery here for 3 years and I went on Saturday because they have santa and elves and a Christmas open house.... I WON their drawing for $25! They were so excited:) AWWW... yay!
I used to make the calls for the drawing and this year I won:) someone else won $ 100 but $25 is great!!!
re catalog vs online-- my experience is there is usually more available online & once you order, they'll generally send you a paper catalog thereafter, fwiw.
I love getting my catalogues early bc I love to admire & plan & I need time to cut my wishlist to match budget constraints! Plus in zone 7b, we can literally garden year round-- it's always time for winter peas If nothing else! HAHA
I got my Pinetree Seeds last week. They're my favorite by far, with Bakers and Seed Savers being in the top three. For those that price is an especial consideration, Pinetree offers a lot of heirloom/OP seeds for a less than a dollar a packet, or $1.50 a packet. The prices are incredible!
Ahhh, I can't take all the catalogs I'm getting! My friend decided to do a real garden this year so we picked out stuff together and split the cost. Ordered some seeds from Select Seeds (yellow poppies, some morning glories), a bunch of flower seeds from Amazon with my survey points, a few things from Baker's Creek -- and did the big order today from Johnny's Selected Seeds. I had such great success with their winter seeds this time around decided to do the spring order as well. Been putting off due to cost, but it's 79 degrees here today! I don't think I have time to wait!