Through Twitter, email and other social media sites, I have been made acutely aware that many gardeners have already started to get seed catalogs in the mail.
I, on the other hand, have not yet received any seed catalogs and am starting to feel as though I have been inexplicably dropped from the seed companies’ mailing lists. I wonder, ever so briefly, how this could be because I order as many seeds, if not more, than most gardeners. I order so many packets of seeds that I use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of them.
To console myself, To celebrate my catalog-free existance, I have come up with several reasons why not getting paper catalogs in the mail, especially from seed companies I have no intention of ordering from, is a good thing.
1) It’s better for the environment.
2) It saves trees.
3) It reduces costs for the seed company to not send catalogs.
4) It keeps me from staying up late reading seed catalogs.
5) It reduces clutter on my coffee table, which is already loaded down with gardening books.
Rest assured, even with no seed catalogs, I will be buying seeds this winter, going directly to the seed company websites to order online. Really, it’s fine that everyone else seems to have gotten at least one seed catalog in the mail already, and I have not.
In fact, not having any seed catalogs right now has left me with some free time, which I have put to good use to create…
Garden Hoes: The Movie
Please take a minute to put down your seed catalogs and gather everyone around to see this not-to-missed cinematic achievement.
Now aren’t you glad no one has sent me a seed catalog yet?