We are sending off our seed orders, in a leap of faith that spring will finally come.
Over the next few days, I want to discuss some of my favorite seed catalogs.
Seed Savers Exchange is a lot more than a seed catalog.
They are a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.
They are located in Decorah, Iowa. Years ago, I had family in Iowa (since moved or deceased) and I almost got to see them a couple of times, but my relatives lived pretty far from them (Iowa is a big place!). So, we never got there to see their Heritage Farm.
Seed Savers Exchange is celebrating their 35th anniverary. I don't remember exactly when I hd first heard of them, but I joined them (fully believing in their mission) sometime back in the late 1970's. For whatever reason, I never followed up on it, to my everlasting shame. But, I do still try to support them.
To quote from their website "Seed Savers is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States whose goal is making varieties accessible to the public."
Have you ever given this thought-that some of the varieties you love to grow may disappear next year, never to be seen again?
This is a complex subject, worth a lot more space than I can give to it in the time I allot to this blog. But I encourage you to order from this most worthy organization. We do. And if you have the time, go on their website and download their catalog. It will open a new world of gardening up to you.