The catalogs are here! The catalogs are here!
As you can see from the photo we have accumulated a stack of 2009 seed catalogs here at Meadowwood Garden. Many hours have been lost spent pouring over all the new varieties and dreaming about the possibilities!
As we were selecting the varieties we want to plant this year it occured to us that it might be useful to work up some sort of cost comparison between the different catalogs. Often the varieties of seeds sold are the same across several catalogs, but the prices and shipping policies seem to vary tremendously.
We plan to come up with a generic set of seeds a beginning gardener might purchase and compare # of seeds/packet, prices and shipping totals across the catalogs we have. Hopefully this will serve as a basis for comparison for those who are interested in purchasing seeds this year.
We are also planning to review each catalog in detail beginning tomorrow. Although they all exist to sell seeds, some of the catalogs provide valuable information such as culture needs, disease and pest information, when to harvest, etc. We will let you know who does what the best so you can benefit from these valuable resources!