Tuesday

Burpee Seeds' Seed Starting Calendar

 Burpee Seed Starting Calendar
Screen grab of Burpee Seed Starting Calendar

Burpee Seeds has a seed starting calendar on their website. The "Growing Calendar," as they call it, allows you to input your ZIP code and it will give you a list of vegetable's you can start by seed and tell you when is the best time to start them indoors, direct sown or when to transplant them into the garden.

At this time the calendar doesn't give you much information on seeds you can start for fall gardening, but it is a useful resource for gardeners who are starting seeds in the Spring. So, bookmark it and come back to it in the winter as you plan out your seed purchases and get your seed starting supplies ready.

I'll be bookmarking the page in the Seed Snatcher Search Engine, which you can also search from the search box to the right of this post, so that I don't forget it later.

Friday

D.Landreth Seed Company To Charge For Catalogs

The commemorative seed catalog for the D. Landreth Seed Company was so popular that the Pennsylvania based seed company ran out of them in six weeks. The 2012 catalog will feature the same historic information as the 2009-2011 catalog but will come at a price. Barbara Melera, the seed company's owner, explains in an email:
D.Landreth-Seed-Company-Seed-Catalog

"This year we are going to charge for our catalog because we have it printed in the US not in China where it would cost about 25% of what it costs in the US.  The charge is going to be $5.00.  When we printed our Commemorative Catalog it disappeared in less than 6 weeks. We do not believe that this catalog will have quite the audience because it is not free, but we do believe that we will sell out.  We are not planning to print as many catalogs, because there is a charge and many people just will not pay for a gardening catalog."

The deluge of catalogs gardeners experience every spring and fall has conditioned us to see catalogs as something we should get for free. Can you charge for a seed catalog in an age when they're free and available online? I think so. Those of us charmed by the vintage gardening information included in the commemorative catalog will see a value in the 2012 catalog.

Order the 2012 catalog at LandrethSeeds.com or Call 1-800-654-2407.

40% Off Seeds at Renee's Garden

The remaining packed for 2011 seeds at Renee's Garden are marked down to 40% off while supplies last to make room for the 2012 seeds and new varieties that are being introduced. Minimum order is three seed packs.