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When It Snows: Seed Catalog Porn

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Burpee, Seeds of Change, Fedco. It's the dead of winter, and there's another big snow storm on the way. There's nothing more titillating than sitting down with a lap full of seed catalogs and starting to dream.

You don't need lots of land to catch seed lust. How does your garden grow? Do you have a pot on your patio? A whiskey barrel on your stoop? Tell us what you are planning to plant this spring in a comment below.

 Nothing screams
Nothing screams "sow me" like these multi-colored eggplants on the cover of the 2011 Seed Savers Exchange catalog.
 If you are fantasizing about wide open spaces, take a look at the
If you are fantasizing about wide open spaces, take a look at the "Big Bluestem" prairie grass in the 2011 Seed Savers Exchange catalog.
Pass me a napkin! Just looking at these customer favorites from the Burpee Gardening 2011 catalog makes my mouth water
Pass me a napkin! Just looking at these customer favorites from the Burpee Gardening 2011 catalog makes my mouth water.
It is hard to resist licking this picture of glistening blackberries from the Burpee Gardening 2011 catalog.
It is hard to resist licking this picture of glistening blackberries from the Burpee Gardening 2011 catalog.
With butternuts like these, who needs pumpkins? High Mowing Organic Seeds 2011
With butternuts like these, who needs pumpkins? High Mowing Organic Seeds 2011.
I no longer have to harvest purslane from cracks in the sidewalk! Thank you High Mowing Organic Seeds 2011!
I no longer have to harvest purslane from cracks in the sidewalk! Thank you High Mowing Organic Seeds 2011!
I usually turn right to the new varieties for 2011 in any seed catalog. Here are some highlights from High Mowing Organic Seeds.
I usually turn right to the new varieties for 2011 in any seed catalog. Here are some highlights from High Mowing Organic Seeds.
When I see a radish named
When I see a radish named "French Breakfast" and another radish named "White Icicle," I forget that I don't like radishes and just want to buy the seeds. Seeds of Change 2011 catalog.
Be the first on your block to have white, orange and green eggplant, even if you live in Red Hook.  Seeds of Change 2011 catalog
Be the first on your block to have white, orange and green eggplant, even if you live in Red Hook. Seeds of Change 2011 catalog.
Located in Waterville, ME, Fedco is still a true mail order company, no phone orders allowed.
Located in Waterville, ME, Fedco is still a true mail order company, no phone orders allowed. Now that's sexy.

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Comments [1]

britta from manhattan and brooklyn

Well you actually can grow those seeds right now in your own apartment with vertical hydroponic windowfarms. You can use your apartment as a greenhouse and grow up to 32 vegetable plants in a typical 4x6 NYC window. Depending on your window's exposure you can grow a wide variety of plants from herbs and greens to even squash and okra. This is the best time to do it because you appreciate greenery and fresh food so much more in the winter when the green markets are closed. As the radiator runs for months on end, you can still freshen your apartment with a tricking fountain that grows food in your window. you're not going to feed the family but you will learn A LOT about what nutrition means. You will connect with your food in ways you cannot even imagine when you are the one to decide what specific kind of organic liquid nutrients (like compost tea) you want to supply to your plants. Their nutrients become your nutrition. We're a local NYC opendesign and citizen research project that helps just about anyone-- cooks, kids, schools, dorms- become microfarmers right now without a bunch of big infrastructure or new construction. Our online community now has almost 20,000 participants worldwide. Join us. Stop drooling over the seeds and plant them.

Jan. 14 2011 12:17 AM

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