An amazing array of seed catalogues for 2012!

The dream of the summer to come

Come the middle of January each year my mailbox sags as the glorious and seductive seed catalogues come rolling in.  The pictures are so beautiful; the descriptions of each veggie and flower so tempting I could spend hundreds of dollars and end up with far, far more seeds than any city full of gardeners could possibly have space to plant.

So I luxuriate in pouring over the catalogues while sprawled on the couch under a blanket in the depths of winter.  I joyfully mark them up with my pen and sticky notes.  However I pretty much end up sticking to sorting all last year’s leftover seeds, making a planting plan from them, and only buying seeds I really need!  Ho Hum.

This year I thought I’d share the list of the catalogues that come to me so you too can send for them and endure the same torture I go through every year.  They are in no particular order of preference just the way the stack ended up next to my chair.

Seeds of Change

K. Van Bourgondien & Sons (Dutch bulbs and perennials)

Abundant Life Seeds

The Cook’s Garden

Tomato Growers Supply Company

Totally Tomatoes

Johnny’s Seeds (An employee-owned company)

Harris Seeds


Henry Fields

High Country Gardens

Fungi Perfecti (Mushroom products)

Pinetree Garden Seeds

White Flower Farm

Jung Seeds & Plants

John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds

Select Seeds

Vermont Bean Seed Company

Territorial Seed Company

Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co.

Farmer Seed and Nursery

Burgess Seed & Plant Co.

R. H. Shumway’s Illustrated Garden Guide