My Arkansas, Then And Now

My Arkansas, Then And Now

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Looking Forward To Spring

All the cold weather this Winter with its frigid temperatures, snow, sleet, ice and bone-chilling wind has me looking forward more than ever to the warmer season of Spring and gardening season. My sister Janet is already wistfully looking through her Burpee seed catalogue from W. Atlee Burpee & Company.

She reminded me that she spent much of last year driving through the countryside where she lives, gathering seeds and saving seeds from the native plants. I’m hoping her work pays off and she gets some good seedling starts for her efforts. Saving seeds—whether from your own garden or from native plants—is a time-honored tradition.

The International Seed Saving Institute has some great information and resources concerning seed-saving. If you are interested in such an activity, or interested in purchasing heirloom seeds, you might want to check them out.

If you like tomatoes and want to save the seed from your own garden, you may enjoy the information at on how to save your tomato seeds for next year’s planting.

Burpee Seed Catalogue:

International Seed Saving Institute:


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