Seeds of Hope

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By Dave Coulter

Rough Edges

In the mail this week arrived a bright light, a beacon of promise on a cold winter day: a seed catalog from the Seeds of Change company.  

I have to hand it to those seed sellers - they must surely know how vulnerable we are ("we" being pretty much anyone living north of Paducah).  It borders on unfair. Their photos of assorted tomatoes, golden yellow sunflowers and baskets of green beans transport one - mentally, anyway - from the business end of a snow shovel to the muggy heat of a July garden.  

I can almost feel the mosquitos bite.  Where's that checkbook? 

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Dave Coulter  

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 8:36 AM

Oh, I imagine one could get a similar thrill sorting through seed packets at the garden center or hardware store. SOC -and others- may specialize in rarer varieties, which may not be commonly available. On the bright side, many heirloom vegetables are more and more likely to be seen around town. :)

Patricia O'Shea  

Posted: January 20th, 2012 10:56 AM

What is the advantage of buying through a catalog like this vs. just getting your seeds at Home Depot?

Dave Coulter  

Posted: January 20th, 2012 9:49 AM

Frozen soil be darned :)

E  

Posted: January 20th, 2012 8:05 AM

I already started my list!

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