If your winters aren't severe, you could start cold crops - e.g., spinach, lettuce, kale, radishes, endive, bok-choi, bunching onions, etc.
My standard sources are Pinetree Garden Seeds (in Maine - good for their low prices, low-budget catalog, and smaller size seed packets), Park Seeds (SC - gorgeous catalog, great variety, more expensive), and Burpee's (ditto). I also shop at Jung's Seed Co. and its subsidiaries (Totally Tomatoes, Vermont Bean Company, and I think R. H. Shumway is also owned by Jung's now) ... though that company is local to me so I just go to their garden center in town.
See if any of your local stores still have seeds from this spring. Most would be on markdown I would think.
We have a Country Max farm store locally, that marks down real steep at the end of the season. I bought I can't tell you how many packages of seed at .15 each. I know the total was just over $ 22 I keep telling hubby we need more of our 2 acres into garden instead of mainly lawn.
Hmm my particular favorite is whatever organic garlic I can find, cheaply in the fall. Then I break up the bulb and plant the cloves. I've never bought "seed garlic" just stuff from the grocery or co-op.
I used to order from Parks but I started having problems with low or total lack of germination. For the past 10 years I've been ordering from PineTree, Vermont Bean and Totally Tomatoes. I get some seeds from Gurney's that the others don't have.
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to the frugal lifestyle and the enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about simple and green living, cost effective tips, life hacks, debt reduction, recycling, gardening, other homesteading techniques, and more!