try some new seed catalogs

By Andre JordanI’M MAD ABOUT SEED.  So mad that I have to have some “rules” for seed shopping. For instance: I restrain myself before binging in the new catalogs (here’s my list of favorite ones) until I do a careful inventory of my leftover seed, and see what I really need. My most important rule of all:

I buy organic seed when available, and seek out regionally appropriate varieties, too, in the hopes of best garden success, since seed is alive and I want to make it feel at home.

I explained my thinking on this and more in the “Mother Earth News” (as I did in a much briefer piece in “The New York Times”).

I hope you’ll “meet” some of the stars of the organic seed breeding and growing world in the articles and podcasts linked below, and add their websites and catalogs to your list of possibilities for the seed-shopping season.

 top links:

q&a’s with organic seed companies

growing from seed: overall how-to’s

growing specific vegetables from seed

how to save seed

(Garden “doodles” by Andre Jordan for A Way to Garden.)

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