Friday, November 6, 2009

It's Here...


The first seed catalog for 2010 found it's way to my mailbox a couple of days ago. I have not cracked the sucker open...why you ask? Because I have plenty of seeds. Sure, there are a handful of things I need to pick up along the way, but for the most part I could grow two gardens with what I have stashed away.

But here is the problem folks, I feel as though I could use a seed intervention, a Seed Buyers Anonymous. Why are these darn catalogs so addicting? Is it the power we have over our own future, the possibility of a varied and beautiful harvest? Is it the crinkling paper and noise the seeds make in the packets when we sort through them, each their own little natural treasure?

I don't know what it is exactly, but I do know I love seeds and their catalogs, and now that the 2010's are arriving I should probably part with my very worn stash of 2009's. I suppose my next post should be a tally of what I currently hold in my little plastic box, my own catalog of sorts. Is anyone else out there feeling like a seed addict, always wanting more?

The house is quiet, the coffee has been poured, and I am going to dive into that High Mowing catalog...wish me luck!

6 comments:

Erin said...

I can't help you with that intervention! I am slobbering over them too come January! Maybe we could make bookcovers for them like back in high school so at least we could hide our addiction?

Michelle said...

Oh great...another catalog I need to order...lol! And really...I have yet to order seeds. I buy them locally from big box stores...which makes me crazy...but I procrastinate so by the time I get a grip it's my only option!! I am determined to ORDER seeds this year...I hope I can control myself!! Not such a great interventionist, am I?!!

Ruralrose said...

keep buying them, save them well, in Canada good seed is very hard to find. It is a small investment, a big fantasy, hope for the future. As far as I am concerned way better than a lottery ticket. You can't feel badly for wanting to grow food and flowers for the bees. Maybe I am still in mourning for the summer. Peace for all

Thomas said...

I KNOW! Seed catalogs are dangerous things. I wonder if they airbrush any of the photos. (Can you imagine, airbrushing a tomato???) I just go through them slowly and dream of perfect gardens...then reality sets in and I'm going outside to do battle with slugs.

Linna said...

Hey Kelly..I am an addict too. Their descriptions are so tempting I can't get enough. I recently bought some Kale, but ended up buying 5 varieties cause they all sounded so good! Check out www.superseeds.com, love them! Really interesting varieties (they are called pine tree seeds out of ME if that link doesn't work. MISS YOU1

Kelly said...

Did you hear that everyone, ANOTHER seed source added to the list. :)