Ah, so true....So where should we buy our little 'containments of life' these days? Here is a list of seed companies that are worthy of a look:
Check out their Basil collection of seeds and their new "Rainbow Kitchen Garden", 5 packets of colorful vegetable varieties that are easy to grow and great for anyone starting a garden from seed. Includes:
- Farmer's Market Lettuce Mix: rainbow of colors and textures
- Garden Candy Cherry Tomatoes: red, orange, yellow and sweet as sugar
- Tasty Duo Scallions: red and green skinned, savory and crisp
- Tricolor Bush Beans: purple, yellow and green pods
- Tricolor Zucchini: gold, light and dark green, with buttery flavor
Try their Al-Kuffa Tomato - This little tomato is early, and produces 3-4 ounce fruit on compact, dwarf vines that yielded till frost.
Fedco Seeds - based in Waterville, Maine, Fedco is a cooperative - one of the few seed companies so organized in the United States. Fedco provides cold-hardy varieties and gardening supplies. Go to their pdf cartalog and read anything CR Lawn writes...(Reminds me a little of the Dr. Bronner soap labels..you know, 'faith in one-god-state-to-date')...CR Lawn writes about weird weather conditions saying, "In my youth when I sought advice from the I-Ching, how often was I told that“perseverance furthers.”
Seeds of Change A great catalog! with lots of information about all and sundry horticultural related things...Their Farm is the Rio Grande Valley in Northern New Mexico, midway between Santa Fe and Taos. In the past few years, Seeds of Change Farm made a commitment to becoming more sustainable in its farming practices by incorporating permaculture design principles in all aspects of its work. Check it out on their website.