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Jung Seeds & Plants

Many seed catalogs have arrived but I ordered from Jung’s first, why is that? I attribute it to flawless marketing: offering what gardeners want, reasonable prices (comparable to most of the big seed houses; hybrids command a premium — Rocky…

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Seed Catalog: Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

We don’t have a lot of seed companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.  There’s Meyer Seed in Baltimore, whom I’ve dealt with only peripherally, and Landreth in Pennsylvania (I’ll write about them in another post).  And then there’s Southern Exposure Seed…

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Seed Catalog: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

In December, Bob gave us several posts about his favorite seed catalogs – and now I’m going to continue the series with some of mine.  I’ll cover five or so in the next week.  Feel free to tell us about…

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Seed Catalog: R. H. Shumway’s Illustrated Garden Guide

Step right back, ladies and gentlemen, into the nineteenth century.  Turn the oversize pages of Shumway’s Illustrated Garden Guide slowly or you may miss the rattlesnakes you want to add to your 2012 garden.  This is the company’s 142nd year…

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Seed Catalog: Seed Savers Exchange

“Most beautiful” is the phrase that pops into my mind when I think about the Seed Savers Exchange catalog.  Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization with a mission—to save our diverse but endangered garden heritage by building a network…

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Seed Catalog: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Johnny’s catalog is designed for two different types of food growers—backyard and commercial or market.  Because of that, this catalog contains varieties and comments that you won’t find in most other catalogs.  For example, in the “Greenhouse” subsection of eight…

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Seed Catalog: Totally Tomatoes

When is “totally tomatoes” not “totally tomatoes”? When Totally Tomatoes is a seed catalog.  The company’s 60-page 2012 catalog has more than 30 pages of tomato seeds followed by nearly 15 pages of pepper seeds and more on other vegetables. …

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