DIY





A Guide to Garden Seed Catalogs

This guide to garden weed catalogs will help inspire wishful gardeners to examine new seeds during winter months while waiting for the chance to plant and grow new seedlings for the garden.

| January/February 1988

A packet of seed today from garden seed catalogs ... a bountiful harvest tomorrow. 

A Guide to Garden Seed Catalogs

About the only way most ardent gardeners manage to get through the winter months—when most of last year's carefully tended beds are buried in snow or mired in mud—is by curling up with a bunch of seed catalogues and dreaming about the coming spring's bigger and better gardens. The whole family gathers around the supper table and oohs and ahs over the glossy pictures of early carrots dug young and sweet, and shining greens fairly singing with life.

The back yard grower, thank goodness, can raise tomatoes that practically ooze with flavor; melons perfectly suited to an area's climatic quirks; succulent foods that don't even exist in supermarkets; and even such exotics as red carrots and blue potatoes. And, surely, half the pleasure provided by such flavor-packed, site-specific, varieties is the self-satisfaction that comes with discovering them.

So, to ease your pregarden doldrums, we've prepared a list of the major seed companies that supply catalogues. Then, for good measure, we've added the names of some less well known companies. Write to any of the firms in the list below (don't forget to add the charge for postage if one is indicated), and you'll receive a veritable book of dreams.



Then, once you've finished going through your catalogue collection and laying out the umpteenth possible plan for your 1988 garden, it'll be nigh onto planting time!

Alberta Nurseries & Seeds, Ltd.
Canada T0M 0K0






mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE







Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard