Now that you have your garden mapped out its time to get some catalogs to help you save some money. By ordering seeds now and starting them indoors you will save quite a bit over buying pre-started plants at the nursery, plus its the only way to get some of the heirloom varieties. Typically, seed packets contain a lot of seeds so a great way to save even more is to order with a friend or two and split the cost and the seeds, it cuts out waste and everyone wins. Here is a list of companies with free catalogs for you to peruse while the snow/rain/sleet falls in your area:
Gardeners Supply (currently having their after holiday sale, which ends 1/30/11)
Burpee (currently offering 2 free seed packets with a $30 order and free shipping with coupon code FSHP)
Cooks Garden (not sure what to do with all your bounty? Check out their great recipe section!)
Park Seed (be sure to check out their web specials when you are there, they change all the time)
Stokes (check the sale section to find great deals on things you need to construct your garden)
Gurney's (AWESOME deal alert!!! save $25 off your order of $50 or more with coupon code 0514685, but only until January 16, 2011)
Nature Hills (coupon code FBOOK10 will take 10% off your order when used at check out)
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (if you are interested in Heirloom seeds be sure to check out their magazine The Heirloom Gardener which you can subscribe to for only $12 for the year)
Have you grown a garden in the past? I would love to hear about it and any tips you might have to share.
I hope everyone is have a great Friday!