16 November 2013, by gj
Years ago it would be in February that the seed catalogs would begin to show up, now it seems to be earlier each year.
It’s only mid-November and already there are a half dozen catalogs on the desk.
It can be fun to look at all the varieties of seeds, but it may also prove to be pricey.
“Did you spend $8 on a seed catalog?” Mandolin asked when he picked up the mail.
Of course, I didn’t. But it made me wonder why they would produce and ship such a large catalog, and put a price tag on it as well?
Is that supposed to impress me or guilt me into buying something.
So I looked inside and most of the seeds run about $2.50 per pack.
Oh and add in another $3.50 for shipping. Even if you only buy one pack of seeds.
That’s pretty much the going rate.
Or is it?
An e-quaintance of mine named Mike, aka Mike the Gardener has a seed packet club where you get seeds for less than $1 per pack, shipping included.
The seeds are all heirloom or open-pollinated, and a good selection comes by mail each month.
And no expensive, guilt-inducing catalog to recycle.
I have been growing Mike’s seeds for a few years now, and always have great success with them.
The Arugula we looked at the other day- yeah, those seeds were from the Seeds of the Month Club as well.
If you look to the right, and up a bit, there is a link you can use to check this out for yourself.
If you are thinking, “Oh, sure- she just wrote about this because she got an ad from him” you don’t know me very well.
Actually, it’s the opposite.
I offered to put up his link because, like Annie’s Moo Poo Tea, I think he has a great product that y’all can benefit from.
In Mike’s case, you could save a small fortune.
Four packs from the Seeds of the Month Club cost $3.70- from the other catalog, they would run you about $13.00.
Go ahead, join up and save yourself some money.