I had intended to write a post about seed catalogue arrivals and all of the exciting new things I want to try this year but so far only two catalogues have arrived (one of which I didn’t even order!) with rest of the usual suspects seemingly missing-in-action.
I tend to shop online and don’t like to waste paper but I like the printed catalogues because it means I can multi-task my seed shopping while riding public transportation, watching a dumb movie, or sitting on the toilet. Too much information? Ten bucks says this is the most popular place to catalogue shop for seeds! I was going to go further in making the seed catalogues as porn for gardeners comparison but I’ll quit while I’m ahead. But while I’m really far digressed a word to seed companies; hire better designers! Most of us like pretty pictures and I would hedge a bet that many of you are like me and buy more seeds from the companies with the warmest photos and most agreeable layout. Of course the integrity of the company and what they’re actually selling is important too but it’s easier to conceptualize a plant growing in your garden when you can clearly see what it looks like.
So who arrived so far this year? Richters Herbs and William Dam Seeds (I have no idea how I got this and even though I like to stay away from hybrids a quick glance shows a bunch of choices that interest me).
I am now scrambling to put in catalogue orders with a bunch of companies. They include: Seed Savers (my favourite catalogue! How could they forsake me?), Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (they made me pay for it as a Canadaian. boo), Johnny’s Select Seeds, West Coast Seeds, and Seeds of Change (kinda pricey)