Remember when seed catalogs didn't start showing up in the mail until March or April each year? No, you probably don't because that hasn't happened in a long time.
All of these arrived before the first of the year. And there were more that I've already taken to recycling. Still more, I'm sure, will arrive shortly.
However, having the catalogs and the availability of perusing gardening seed websites online is a good thing.
(Did you know some seed companies have already closed their websites to more orders because of extreme overload?)
This has all urged me to take out my gardening book and plot out what I'll plant where for this coming gardening season. I have a feeling being as prepared for the spring seed starting months as I can will be of future benefit to those eager eaters who partake of meals at our table.
At the end of the harvest season last year, I went through all my seeds and placed a couple of small orders to resupply any seeds that looked even a little low.
Being aware of current information available on social media (real and/or fake), I've decided it might be a good idea to recheck myself and possibly order more. Can't hurt and might even help out someone else.
What are your plans for gardening this year? Do you garden yourself? Or perhaps subscribe to a CSA near you? Do you use space in a community garden plot? Are you a long-time gardener? If so, have you expanded your growing space in the last year or so? Do you plan to have a garden for the first time this year? What do you feel is most important to grow?