I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love the feeling of opening the mailbox to find a seed catalog to explore. It is always fun to discover varieties of plants that I didn’t know about or remember ideas for future gardens. It is a stimulating experience that stirs dreams, ambitions and goals for an upcoming year. It’s a million times better than grocery shopping, and you get to pick varieties that are unique and taste infinitely better. It is the first reminder that spring is on its way, though it still be distant.
So without any more hem haw I will list my five favorite in order. And believe me, some of these were hard to place.
5. Gurney’s Seed & Nursery
Gurney’s was introduced to me when I was young. They have a lot of fun, american classics. They also have a wide range of hybrid crops. What I like to use them for is their fruiting trees and bushes. They deliver some great product and they have a good guarantee system. They also have a great sale that goes on through the late winter every year that usually equals 50% off your order.
Burpee is another large seed company. They have a huge selection from the modern hybrid to the old heirloom crops. They also have great pictures and detailed descriptions of each plant they carry seed for, plus, they offer live plants for their most popular garden plants and herbs. If you are looking for a large selection to brainstorm with, this is a good one to invite to your mailbox.