Seed, Fruit Trees, and Plant Catalogs

Posted on June 29, 2016 by

Around the end of the year and certainly in the month of January, seed catalogs start arriving in the mail if you are on the mailing list. We have received these catalogs for many years. It is a great source of entertainment for us to read through these catalogs and watch as new and improved varieties appear and other less popular varieties disappear from these catalogs. Seed catalogs are a great source of information about when to plant, how deep to plant, harvest date, and many other tidbits of information that help you successfully grow the seeds. Catalog seeds many times have more seeds in the packet, for the same or a lower price, compared to retail store packets. One misleading designation on many of these catalogs is that the seed is non GMO. This is a non issue with probably 99% of the catalog listings. GMO crops are mostly limited to major agricultural crops like corn, soybeans, cotton, alfalfa and a few other crops which would be unlikely to be grown in a home garden. We are not aware of any GMO sweet corn commercially available through a seed catalog. vrs iphone 7 case You can basically ignore the GMO issue in these catalogs. Additionally, there is no evidence to support that GMO crops are harmful to humans. checkered iphone 6 plus case We are supporters of GMO crops!! GMO crops are necessary to feed the total world population!

R.H. Shumway's

R.H. Shumway’s

R.H Shumway’s Catalog Fulfillment Center 334 W. iphone 8 plus case textured Stroud Street Ste. 1 Randolph, WI 53956-1274 800-342-9461 www.rhshumway.com Each different seed catalog company seems to specialize in some aspect of seed sales. iphone 8 plus pig case Some these companies not only offer seeds for commercial vegetable producers as well as home gardeners. Some specialize only in home garden seeds. In the commercial catalogs, not all the seeds are offered in packet sizes for home gardeners.
Stokes Seeds

Stokes Seeds

Stokes Seeds PO Box 548 Buffalo, NY 14240-0548 800-396-9238 www.stokeseeds.com Harris Seeds has a great catalog for both commercial producers and home gardeners.
Harris Seeds

Harris Seeds

Harris Seeds 355 Paul Road P.O. Box 24966 Rochester, NY 14624-0966 800-544-7938 www.harrisseeds.com The Totally Tomatoes seed catalog focuses mainly on tomatoes and peppers.
Totally Tomatoes & Seeds n Such

Totally Tomatoes

Totally Tomatoes 334 West Stroud Street Randolph, WI 53956 800-345-5977 www.totallytomato.com Seeds n Such is a small catalog that offers a variety of seeds with an affordable combined offer packet price and a good number of seeds per packet.
Seeds n Such

Seeds n Such

Seeds n Such PO Box 1 Graniteville, SC 29829 803-663-1501 www.seedsnsuch.com One of the benefits of buying through the mail or ordering on line from a seed catalog is that there are sometimes more than one packet size. You also have a great deal more variety choices. Sometimes there are early order discounts or quantity discounts.
Vermont Been Seed Company

Vermont Been Seed Company

Vermont Bean Seed Company 334 W. Stroud St. Randolph, WI 53956 800-349-1071 www.vermontbean.com Some seed catalogs do a very good job of explaining how to grow each crop category. These tips can make a big difference specially if you are a beginning gardener, although long time gardeners can learn too. This is very true if you are going to plant something you have not grown before. Additionally, seed catalogs usually have a section dedicated to products and gadgets that may help you grow better or accomplish tasks more efficiently.
Territorial Seed Company

Territorial Seed Company

Territorial Seed Company P.O. iphone 8 minnie mouse case Box 158 Cottage Grove, OR 97424-0061 800-626-0866 www.territorialseed.com This is the first year that we have received a seed catalog specializing in organic seeds. slim iphone x case Although we feel that the benefits of organic gardening are greatly exaggerated, it is good to have seed a company attempting to meet the demands of this growing market. Seeds of Change PO Box 152 Spicer, MN 56288 888-762-7333 www.seedsofchange.com
Seeds of Change - organic seeds

Seeds of Change – organic seeds

Most gardeners that purchase seeds also have an interest in planting small fruit and fruit tree transplants. Stark Nursery acquired many of the varieties that were previously sold by Miller Nursery in Canandaigua, NY. lighting phone case iphone 7 Miller Nursery ceased operations about two years ago. We have been a big fan of Miller Nursery as well as Stark Nursery.
Stark Bro's for Fruit Trees

Stark Bro’s for Fruit Trees

Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. (Apples, Peaches, Apricots, Pears, Grapes) PO Box 1800 Louisiana, MO 63353 800-325-4180 www.starkbros.com Another of our favorite nurseries in Nourse Farms. In our opinion, Nourse is the preferred supplier on the east coast for strawberry, raspberry, and other small fruit and vegetable varieties including rhubarb, horse radish, and asparagus.
Nourse for small fruit plants

Nourse for small fruit plants

Nourse (small fruits, asparagus, rhubarb, horse radish) 41 River Road South Deerfield, MA 01373 413-665-2658 www.noursefarms.com
Indian Berry & Plant Co.

Indian Berry & Plant Co.

Indiana Berry & Plant Company (Strawberry, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Grapes) 2811 Michigan Road Plymouth, IN 46563 800-295-2226 www.indianaberry.com Park Seed Co. 3507 Cokesbury Road Hodges, SC 29653 800-845-3369 www.parkseed.com
Park Seed

Park Seed

Burpee W. Atlee Burpee & Co. 300 Park Avenue Warminster, PA 18974 800-888-1447 www.burpee.com Ball Horticultural Company 622 Town Road West Chicago, IL 60185-2698 800-879-2255 www.ballseed.com/webtrack Adaptive Seeds 25079 Brush Creek Road Sweet Home, OR 97386 541-367-1105 www.adaptiveseeds.com Botanical Interests 660 Compton Street Broomfield, CO 80020 877-821-4340 www.botanicalinterests.com Burgess Seed & Plant Co. 1804 E. Hamilton Road Bloomington, IL 61704-9609 309-662-7761 www.eburgess.com ChilePlants.com (seasonal) (plants not seed) (best selection of eggplant varieties) Cross Country Nursery PO Box 170 199 Kingwood Lockdown Road Rosemont, NJ 08556 908-996-4646 www.chileplants.com Companion Plants (herbs, dyes, culinary, medicinal) 7247 N Coolville Ridge Road Athens, OH 45701 740-592-4643 www.companionplants.com Dixondale Farms (onion plants)(Yello Granex “Vidalia” onions) PO Box 129 Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 877-367-1015 www.dixondalefarms.com Grandpa’s Orchard LLC (fruit trees) PO Box 773 Coloma, MI 49038 877-800-0077 www.grandpasorchard.com Irish Eyes Garden Seeds (potatoes) 5045 Robinson Canyon Road Ellensburg, WA 98926 509-933-7150 www.irisheyesgardenseeds.com
Johnny's Selected Seeds

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Johnny’s Selected Seeds 955 Benton Ave. Winslow, Maine 04901 877-564-6697 www.johnnyseeds.com J.W. Jung Seed Co 335 S.

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