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Tomato Patch seduction season?

When I think tomatoes, I think seeds, plants, cultivating, and harvesting.  Washington Post columnist Barbara Damrosch has a more attention-grabbing focus: seduction!  I had the biggest smile of the week when I read the first sentence of her most recent…

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Cook’s Garden, Renee’s Garden Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Garden porn. That’s what seed catalogues are. Those fabulous pictures, the descriptions of an almost overwhelming variety of possibilities despite what for most of us is a limited amount of space, coupled with our winter-fed optimism untested by the reality…

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Seed Catalog: Bountiful Gardens

Bountiful Gardens is one of those catalogs that make you feel all sustainable and tree-huggy just browsing through it.  They are a California-based project of Ecology Action, promoters of the Biointensive method (John Jeavons, double digging, intensive planting, etc.).  The…

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Frugal Gardener: Seed catalog(s) revelation!

Does the Frugal Gardener in you get irritated when you see five packets of seeds you want to buy in one catalog but the sixth packet you want is in another catalog—and you aren’t about to pay a second shipping…

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Seed Catalog: Pinetree Garden Seeds

I order more seeds from Pinetree than from any other catalog, which is the bargain-hunter, practical me coming through.  Where else can you still buy a packet of seeds for under a dollar?  I qualify as a long-time customer, having…

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Seed catalog: Territorial Seed Company

When I choose a seed catalog, I look for variety of choices and ease of use. Territorial Seed Company has both. They publish two catalogs a year, one for spring planting and one for fall planting. The vegetables are divided…

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Seed Catalog: D. Landreth Seed Company

Landreth’s is one of the few seed catalogs out there you have to pay to receive ($5) but it’s more like a historical document than a list of seeds.  The company has been in business since 1784 in various Mid-Atlantic…

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