Category Archives: Seed Starting

Garden Catalogs in the Mail

The Pinetree Garden Seeds Catalog was the first arrival of the season.  I love when the catalogs start coming in.  Paging through them and dreaming of next year’s garden gets a person through many a gray November and December.   I … Continue reading

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Garden Planning For 2017: Seed Companies

I’m preparing for spring, one of the happiest things a person can do.  Mondays in November I’ll post some of my strategies for dreaming of next year’s garden in advance.   I’m thinking of ordering from just a few seed companies … Continue reading

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Stokes Seeds 2016 Gardening Guide

In a rather grand surprise, Stokes Seeds 2016 catalog has a new look and focus.  Stokes has always seemed to me to be largely aimed at people with small farms.  This year, as you can see on the cover, they … Continue reading

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2016’s First Garden Catalog Pinetree Garden Seeds

Pine Tree Garden Seeds is my first mail order catalog arrival of the season.  Last year, for some reason, I didn’t receive one till March, and the seed starting season was well underway. I did my best job ever of … Continue reading

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DOA in the Garden: Peas to Please!

Early in my gardening life there was a columnist called The Slothful Gardener.  She has been my secret inspiration during all of my gardening years.  She tried to be particular about how she planted things and tended her garden, but … Continue reading

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Mail Ordering Seeds

I enjoy ordering seeds by mail for the vast variety of choices. This year I’m finding myself thinking that if I can just find the seeds in a local garden center rack, I should purchase them that way, particularly for … Continue reading

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"Looks Like Work" Said A Voice

I haven’t got my seed orders in yet because I’m a slug. I really want some onions so I plucked a couple of packages off the rack at Cub. Out of nowhere a voice says “Looks like work to me.”  … Continue reading

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