US Seed Sales Up 19% - Time To Get Moving On Your Garden Plans
AP reports that major garden vegetable seed suppliers are selling out as 'recession gardening' takes off. For money quotes on the sudden popularity of home gardening, see Jeff's complimentary post:- Feeling Broke? Plant A Garden..
The point is, don't wait to order the seeds of your dreams. Other items that should not be postponed: signing up for that community garden plot; turning over a new plot while soil is still porous and wet; and, getting your soil tested.
Look below for this writer's current favorite seed sources.If all you plan to do is put a few tomato and pepper plants containers on the deck, skip mail order and buy some plants and a few seed packets at a home or garden center.
However, if you have a good sized plot, and especially if you are looking for heirloom or unusual seeds, here are three of my current favorites. Note: some mail order houses sell very nice live plants.