Thursday, December 28, 2006
One place will be getting all my seed moolah this year.
The problem, of course, with ordering from only one place is that later catalogs come along and you get tempted. I mean, do I really NEED Egyptian (Walking) Onions? I might just.
And then I might just need to order more Asian vegetables. Especially yard-long beans.
Reading Fedco's catalogs is an education. They avoid Frankenseeds. Their refund policy is exemplary. Their organic seed is well-researched. They tell you how heirlooms perform against "improved" and hybrid varieties.
But I will tell you this: even though it is out of my zone, and even out of my area of the country, Fedco is a cooperative, and they culitvate heirloom trees, especially cold-hardy apple varieties. We're in the market for an orchard, or rather about 18 trees. And even though I live right in the middle of the fruitbelt, apples are not as big here as peaches, or blueberries. And it's apples I love...and apricots, pears, plums...
And IF it's peaches and blueberries I want, I know where to get them, locally.