Tuesday, February 2nd is a huge day for gardeners. A big announcement out of Pennsylvania, will let us know whether we will soon be able to start our spring crops, or whether we will have to wait another 6 weeks.
Every February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil, America’s most famous ground hog, is awoken from his cozy winter’s nap. Phil is poked, cajoled and pushed out of his den. Squinting into the daylight, Phil will either see his shadow, or he won’t . If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, gardeners across the country can get out their seeds, starting soil, seed trays and propagation mats. Spring is right around the corner.
Be sure to check back here on the 2nd, to see Phil’s official prediction.
In the meantime, find the seeds you need.
As soon as Christmas is over, the search for garden seeds begins. Some gardeners begin their seed search on Christmas Day! The early birds are already surfing the internet for something old, something new, and often something blue. We look for old, established heirloom variety seeds, along with our old favorites that we grow year after year. Many of us seek out new varieties that we've never grown in our garden, as a way of experimenting or challenging our gardening skills. Are you up to the challenge? Sure you are!!
We are very excited for the 2018 garden season, as our easy to use new store has a fresh look and holds even more seed varieties than last year. We have approximately 538 varieties in stock!
What is not new is our low, low prices. Despite rising interest rates and inflations, our seed prices remain the same as last year.
Today is Poinsettia Day!
Poinsettias are an important symbol of the holiday season. We have Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first Ambassador to Mexico, to thank for these beautiful flowers. He brought them back from Mexico, and grew them in his greenhouse.