Getting ready for this year’s summer vegetable garden

I’m getting my list ready for this year’s vegetable garden. Seed catalogs are coming in and I swear it’s like drugs for gardeners. Before I could make my new list of things I needed and wanted to try out, I had to go through all of last year’s old seed. I have quite a bit left over, so that is good. Then I went through and made a list of the things I grew (or tried to grow) and what I thought about them. I ended up only getting rid of two seeds packets from last year, as we really didn’t like those particular strains.

I’m also going to order from a couple of new places to try out their seed. I will continue to get most of my seed from Territorial Seed Company just because they are local and have quality seeds. The new places that I am going to order a few seeds from include Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds, Abundant Life Seeds, and Nichols Garden Nursery. Are there any seed places that you order from that you would recommend?

Mail order seed companies usually do not produce most of their own seeds. Instead, they resell seeds from a variety of suppliers. When I order from Territorial, I ask for their list of Seminis sourced seeds and cross those off my list. There’s nothing particularly wrong with Seminis, but they were purchased by Monsanto Company in 2005 and I’d rather not send any money to that corporation. Monsanto’s many “contributions” to mankind are summarized by their wikipedia article, or you can refer to some of the many other sources.

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6 Responses to Getting ready for this year’s summer vegetable garden

  1. Benita says:

    Which means I should be getting my seed catalog in the mail any day now. I ordered one from Seed Exchange.

  2. robin says:

    I love seed catalogs!! Hope yours come soon Benita!

  3. Leigh says:

    I’ve ordered from Nichols in the past and was very satisfied with them.

  4. Lynn says:

    I need some motivation to even start thinking about my garden!

  5. robin says:

    Leigh, I think my mom has ordered from them too so I wanted to try them out and see what I thought. Glad to hear another good recommendation.

    Lynn, think about those fresh tomatoes. Yummy! Or some fresh squash that you grew that I was so jealous of because mine did awful. Or those tasty cucumbers….. Oh dear, I am making myself hungry. ­čÖé

  6. Amy says:

    Seeds of Change is a great place to order from. I really like the sugar pumpkins. ­čÖé http://www.seedsofchange.com/

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