The possibilities are endless

It’s that time of year.

The garden catalogs started arriving a couple of weeks ago.

It’s such an exciting time–at this point, the possibilities are endless. Should we grow potatoes again?¬† If so, should we just use the sprouting potatoes left over from last year, or try a new variety or two?¬† Should we stick with the same colors of carrots as the past couple of years, or go with just orange to try to improve production?

Sweet potatoes were definitely a bust. . . but maybe we should give them another shot. Wouldn’t it be fun to try Brussels sprouts?

I think you get the idea.

As the catalogs come in the mail, I sort of weed through them–I would guess about 75% of them get tossed in the garbage without even a cursory glance through the pages. I stick mostly with my tried-and-true suppliers, because this, after all, is serious business.

I haven’t even started looking through the catalogs yet–in a couple of weeks I will start perusing them. I’ll mark absolutely¬†everything that looks good. I’ll end up with about 10 times what I can afford or have room for. And then I’ll go back through them a few more times, narrowing my list more each time through, until I have something that’s within the realm of possibility.

THEN I’ll start placing my orders online, and wait anxiously for the seeds to start arriving in the mail.

What a great time of year. :)

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One Response to The possibilities are endless

  1. Tammy Paulson says:

    nice pun – “weeding through the catalogs” :)

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