Herb Seed Catalogs Mark the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

| 1/2/2012 4:46:44 PM

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Happy New Year to you! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season because now it’s time to get down to really important business: buying herb seeds for your herb garden. One of my favorite songs of the Christmas season is "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and my favorite singer is Andy Williams. OK, that dates me, but I’m OK with that and I won't torture you with having to listen to it again! This song has been playing in my head since mid-November. Why you may ask? It is because the herb seed catalogs have started to roll in. I shared a few of my favorite catalogs in an earlier post, Tending to the Fall Garden: Is it too late for fall chores? 

I was asked to expand upon that brief list. So as you may have read in the previous post, it all started when I got an email from Nichols Garden Nursery in Oregon that they would no longer be producing a paper catalog. It is a bittersweet announcement for me. I always love in the early winter to sit in my recliner and have a cup of herbal tea and pour through my seed and plant catalogs that arrive in the mail.

I actually have a collection of some herb farms catalogs through the years. Maybe a little too herb geeky for you! So to do this posting, I got online and ordered as many paper catalogs that offered herb seeds and plants as I could. Some sent me their previous year’s version and will be sending the new catalogs starting this month. So this will be a several postings process until every last catalog has been accounted for! Well, that’s not quite right. You may be on a quest after reading this to obtain other herb catalogs that I may not have covered. It becomes addictive! I also wanted to say that I concentrated on herb seeds in this posting, but all of the catalogs and websites that I have discussed sell more than just herb seeds so check out all of their products. If you don’t find seeds you like, you may find another product that you can buy. So here are my early arrivals. 

Disclaimer: I have not ordered from every catalog or website that I am discussing in this post. So do your homework. I am hopefully pointing you in a number of directions and from there you can make your own informed decisions.

Pinetree Garden Seeds  The Thyme Garden  Wildseed Farms  Heirloom Roses Catalogs
Clockwise from top right: The Thyme Garden, Heirloom Roses, Wildseed Farms and Pinetree Garden Seeds.