Catalog Shopping

January 13, 2014


It’s time to plan and decide what vegetables to grow this spring and summer. Seed catalogs and online versions are available now to inspire you with a wealth of new and unusual varieties not offered in stores. When making your seed selections via catalog (or local nursery), be sure to read the full description.

One of my favorite catalogs is Johnny’s Selected Seeds. It has growing charts, tech tips, variety comparison charts, growing information (covering diseases, insect pests and control, harvest, storage, and culture), resistance codes, and an easy symbol guide that tells you if the seed variety is organic, heirloom, trellis needed, container friendly, and more.

Before you order seeds, READ MY TIPS on Shopping for Seeds via Catalogs: Part II



  1. Totally agree. Johnny’s do go the extra mile with information.


    Love the blog by the way.


    • Thanks, Ben, for the blog kudos. I am learning that people favor photography and poetry over horticulture tips so I am trying to provide a variety. Wishing you a GREAT 2014 too. Hope to hear from you again. –Dianne


  2. My catalogs have been arriving and I’ve been drooling over all the beautiful varieties of veggies and flowers. I cannot wait to get back into the garden!


    • I can’t wait either, but I’m not looking forward to what the drought will mean to farmers and consumers. Thanks for stopping by.


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