I started receiving catalogs well before Christmas this year. Seems to get earlier every year. I don't know if that helps or hurts the companies. I'm not "sick of winter" right when it starts! It used to be they came in February, just about the time you needed to see those colorful catalogs, and I would go crazy ordering because I was so "starved" for color and gardening fun. Anyways--I did place my orders extra early this year, but didn't go overboard. I stuck to my list.
First seed order was to Fedco---which I used last year for the first time and LOVED them! I had excellent germination from everything.......a far cry from my prior disasters with Burpee seeds.
Fedco Seeds Placed on 12/21/14 $43.20 (Free Shipping)
238B - Bush Blue Lake Green Bean 274 ( B=8oz ) 1 x $4.20 = $4.20 582A - Ambrosia Sweet Corn ( A=2oz ) 2 x $2.60 = $5.20 893A - Sugarsnap Pea ( A=2oz ) 1 x $2.40 = $2.40 2086C - Mokum Carrot ( C=6g ) 1 x $8.00 = $8.00 2224B - Easter Egg Radish ( B=1/2oz ) 1 x $2.10 = $2.10 2510C - Space Spinach ( C=1oz ) 1 x $4.80 = $4.80 2761A - Red Sails Lettuce( A=2g ) 1 x $1.60 = $1.60 2811B - Buttercrunch Lettuce ( B=4g ) 1 x $1.50 = $1.50 2874A - Olga Romaine( A=1g ) 1 x $1.70 = $1.70 3425A - Snowbowl Cauliflower ( A=0.5g ) 1 x $2.40 = $2.40 3464A - White Russian Kale( A=2g ) 1 x $1.60 = $1.60 3634A - Tango Celery ( A=0.1g ) 1 x $2.90 = $2.90 3716A - Revolution Bell Pepper ( A=0.1g ) 1 x $2.50 = $2.50 4233A - Jet Star Tomato ( A=0.2g ) 1 x $2.30 = $2.30
I am not placing any seed orders for flowers this year. I am just picking up flats of annuals. I
have leftover alyssum, zinnia, cosmos, and sunflower seeds for direct sowing in the garden.
Other Orders :
- 1/2/15 Nourse Farms--20 Chandler Blueberry Bushes, 5 Lauren Raspberries for delivery May 25
- 1/3/15 Dixondale Onions-3 bunches Copra onions for delivery May 11
sketching it out every year. I don't even draw in the aisles anymore--so for those of you
unfamiliar with my garden--those are 24 beds , each one 4x8 feet. The stuff in the center is
trellises arched over the center aisle.
You'll also notice that all the vegetables are pretty much standard fare. No fancy for us--just
good basic foods that store well. It took me 6 years to learn we don't like fru fru. We do,
however, eat tons of vegetables. This garden provides all of that.