You have planned your garden, figured out what you want to grow. Now it is time to get the seed. Cathy Isom has some cost-saving tips for buying seeds for your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Buying seeds is one of the most hopeful and exciting parts of gardening – especially since we tend to do it in the dark of winter. Take some time with the process. Choose well and keep good notes for future planning.
For those who rely on the catalogs, buying seeds from multiple vendors may also mean paying for more shipping costs. If you can find everything from one vendor, you can often cut down on shipping costs. You may even get free shipping on orders over a particular dollar value. Alternatively, consider sharing an order with your other gardening friends.
Seed sellers can also point you to retail locations near you that carry their seeds. Seasonally, you may be able to find your favorite seeds on racks at your local gardening stores. Gift shops at living history sites also frequently have open-pollinated, non-GMO seed racks from favorite suppliers.
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