Seed Catalogs: What Is New in 2014


| 12/11/2013 12:41:00 PM


The Creative Vegetable GardenerIt’s that time of year when the 2014 catalogs are being printed, and we’ll be receiving them in our mailboxes starting in December. Since we are in-between garden seasons, now is the time to start dreaming about next spring and what you want to plant. I can’t cover every seed catalog simply because this blog would turn into a long winded article. I’ve selected only a few new varieties from these catalogs.


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Tomato Steak House Burpees

When I saw this giant tomato I couldn’t believe the size. Steak House tomato (above, photo courtesy Burpee's) is a hybrid. 75 to 80 days. Tips the scales up to 3 pounds. It is a broad shouldered tomato. The indeterminate plant produces humongous fruit.



Tomato Baby Boomer BurpeesBaby Boomer is another hybrid tomato (left, photo courtesy Burpee's). 50 to 65 days. It is a red cherry tomato, determinate whirling bush plant that produces 300 little cuties. 20 to 25 inches tall and a 20- to 25-inch spread. Great for patio container gardening.

NebraskaDave
12/12/2013 6:52:05 AM

Karen, seed catalogs in December are to me the Christmas present ever. The next garden year begins with hours of browsing through the next season catalogs. Most years more purchases than are needed are ordered. It's amazing how far a package of small seeds will go if the time is taken to plant them instead of just broad cast them over the soil. So far I haven't received a catalog in the mail yet but most seed companies have the catalogs up online so browsing can begin. My garden plan for next year has been completed but it's subject to change until the seeds or plants actually go into the ground. There's so many places to look for seeds and not enough room to plant them all. What's a gardener to do? ***** Have a great seed catalog day.






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