It is the time of year when the seed catalogs arrive. What are your favorite catalogs and does it make sense to do mail order or just buy seeds at the hardware store?
We would urge you to order seeds from catalogs because it gives you much more in the way of choices. For instance you might find one early tomato variety on a seed rack and five choices in a catalog. Here are a few of our favorite catalogs that are worth considering: for flower and vegetable seeds, try Johnny’s Seeds (www.johnnyseeds.com),
for heirloom seeds see Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (www.rareseeds.com), Stokes Seeds is also quite good with a wide selection of short season varieties (www.stokeseeds.com). If you are into gourmet cooking from the garden you will like (www.cooksgarden.com).
All of the above offer free catalogs and also have extensive web sites.