My favorite seed company has put out a catalog of its whole seed collection. This is the first of my seed catalogs to arrive. I love thumbing through the pages when there is no living color outside. Their glossy colors offer inspiration on the grey days of winter.
I also enjoy planning with Seed Savers Exchange. There are a growing number of heirloom and organic seed companies. Sand Hill Preservation Center is another great resource. However, I find if I have too many catalogs I order more than I plant!
I look forward to planning my gardens when the winter wind is blowing and snow is on the ground. Everyone keeps telling me the Midwest is supposed to have one hell of a winter this year. I guess we’ll see.
Regardless, I plan on curling up next to the fireplace with a blanket, a big mug of hot cocoa and all my seed catalogs. I like to sketch out my gardens to help decide what I will plant and where. I love to daydream about spring in the middle of winter.
What are your favorite seed companies/catalogs? When is your favorite time to plan your garden(s)?