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Topic: It's January, so the seed catalogs are calling again!!

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Subject: It's January, so the seed catalogs are calling again!!
Date Posted: 1/3/2014 6:20 PM ET
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I have the 2014 issue of Seed Savers Exchange, and I am trying to resist buying too much.  Last year was a complete bust for my garden, due to having surgery that put me out of commision for the best weeks of planting.   Now I want to make up lost time, LOL!!  I thought this year I would start some seeds in the plastic containers that the grocery store bakery donuts come in.  I have two right now.  I want tomatoes this year.

Date Posted: 1/3/2014 10:07 PM ET
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We are right in the middle of a serious drought.  But my seed porn arrived right on schedule.  Territorial and Pinetree are here.  



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Date Posted: 1/4/2014 9:14 AM ET
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Seed porn - ROFLOL!!!

Date Posted: 1/4/2014 3:45 PM ET
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I thought some of you might get a smile out of something I did when I was a volunteer teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages.  My students were foreign-born adults, refugees and immigrants, and one of them, a man from Southeast Asia obtained a job as a produce clerk in a big supermarket.  He appealed to me for some extra help, so I used a Burpee's catalog to help him learn the names of the different fruits and vegetables.  The pictures are a wonderful help when one is trying, somewhat late in life,  to learn English, a notoriously difficult and quirky language.  So, besides being "porn", a seed catalog was, at least once, a textbook . . . .



Last Edited on: 1/10/14 7:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/7/2014 10:20 PM ET
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Bonnie, great story.

Subject: I look at the catelogs
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 3:55 PM ET
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but usually buy from stores which are much cheaper. A pack of seeds from one famous brand catalog is three times the price as the store for the same stuff.