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Seed catalogs
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Bkeepr    Posted 01-06-2005 at 11:58:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a foot-high stack of garden catalogs for the coming year. Pam and I are spending a lot of time over coffee, leafing through them, bending corners of pages and planning this year's gardens.

Can't hardly wait to play in the soil again!
I'll probably start the first seeds indoors (onions, cuz they grow slow) in the next few weeks...and then I'll replant them a month later cuz I was too early with these.

Tom A

sawtooth    Posted 01-06-2005 at 17:52:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wouldn't it be fun to have a greenhouse! But heating one here in the midwest would cost a bundle. I used to start seeds about 6 weeks before time to transplant them- had to use flourescent lights. Wouldn't be so bad if you had a stand with shelves to put them several trays high.

Hawk    Posted 01-06-2005 at 12:46:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got Gurneys seed catalog yesterday and mcmurrays poultry today. hey, i can plant a garden that chickens can scratch!

screaminghollow    Posted 01-06-2005 at 12:36:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
only got five catalogues just yet. but the first was my favorite. Totally Tomatoes has the biggest selection of tomatoes I have ever seen. We actually order from them. They had/have a tiny yellow cherry tomato variety that tastes like orange zest. We plant the red pear, yellow pear, red grape, red cherry, yellow cherry and green cherry tomatoes. They make for a colorful mix in a box and we make sure most all the neighbors get a few boxes each summer. They sell pretty well that way too!

Peanut    Posted 01-06-2005 at 12:11:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am with you there Tom. I have a stack too. My wife and I really like flipping through them circling and making plans. I like getting them in the mail. They are the only junk mail I don't throw away (well, I keep the Harley-Davidson catalogs too).

Mrs. Peanut    Posted 01-06-2005 at 13:04:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get a sense of renewal when the seed catalogs start rolling in. Those catalogs kinda keep ya warm on these cold days. They remind us spring is right around the corner. "Ummmmm, I can almost smell the sweet air."

They also serve a verity of other useful purposes. Like shuffling the Harley wish book to the bottom of the stack of mail (diversion, diversion, diversion.)

Only kidding Peanut!


EngineerJoyce    Posted 01-06-2005 at 12:17:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've gotten 3 or 4 seed / gardening catalogs. Then we got our baby chick catalog from Murray McMurray - NOW I'm excited!

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite
the Turkeys were fun
Ducks like to feed the foxes
hmmm... I wonder what we'll do this year?!

I like raising baby chicks, I just can't decide what to do with them once they're grown! (yes, we pluck the roosters and keep the hens for eggs, but raising the chicks is the BEST part).

chicks are fun    Posted 01-06-2005 at 12:52:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
every year we buy a few new chicks, hatch a few in the incubator, and have a hen or two that raises a clutch. Wife drives me crazy worrying about 'em!! But they are cute, and a lot of fun.

Dominiques are our favorite, although we have a few auracana's, too. And a pair of runner ducks, and a family of bourbon red turkeys. All lots of fun...and good eating, too! :-)


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