Wednesday, December 24, 2008

WooHoo...Catalogs are coming! Make way for the lists!

Oh what fun to open the mailbox these days... everyday brings at least one new seed catalog if not more... I get so excited... planning, making lists, and more lists, wanting everything heirloom and colorful and exotic and, and, and....
Yesterday I got this full color absolutely fabulous heirloom catalog.... I fell into it with such a feverish enthusiasm... David laughed... said that a good seed catalog must be like "porn for a gardener". That man has a way with words... Me, I usually liken it to going through the Sears Big Wish Book at the start of the Christmas Season when I was a kid... circling wishes and filling the book with dog-eared pages!
I go through each seed catalog with a pen and circle the likely candidates... then make a list with page numbers and prices..
This makes it easier to compare from one catalog to the next...
Of course, the very first step is to go through any seed that is left over from this year or has been saved from the crop this year...... more lists.... A list of what I must order from where, based on what worked well this year or in years past... After all there is my never fail variety of eggplant... and the Sweet Italian Peppers I love so much.. right... more lists of the things I just can't live without...
And now lists of the produce that is much loved by my "Fresh Start" families who I also grow food for now.
The list of lists goes on and on... as the seed catalogs and lists become a mountainous pile by my chair ready to cascade to the floor... a slippery slope of lists, possibilities, the ultimate in local food, color, nutrition and lists and more lists.......
Soon time to make a list of seeds to start....

4 comments:

incapearl said...

Yes, yes, yes! Garden-porn is exactly right! I've gotten a few seed catalogs and I just love this time of year.

Ronnie said...

How exciting! Could you recommend a few catalogs and recommend where to find them or sign up to receive them?

The Forge Village Farmer said...

What a cool blog! I agree that the catalogs are like garden-porn. It takes all my will power not to buy...

Denise said...

The seed catalogs arriving saves my sanity in this cold winter weather.

I can relate to the lists! I have to go through the catalogs a few times to really make up my mind what I want and not order from 10 different catalogs