Spring is just around the corner – and it hasn’t even really been winter yet! But in a world where “Back to School” comes right after the 4th of July and Christmas comes hard on Halloween (at least in the box stores), who can blame the seed catalogues for arriving in January? What gardener doesn’t drool over the offerings, counting backward from last frost to see how soon we can start tomatoes and crucifers? Peas, carrots, kale and potatoes in by St. Patrick’s Day and corn on the cob, beans and tomatoes by the 4th of July!
But wait: how much seed will you actually need? Buying beans, peas, and corn by the packet adds up fast. There’s got to be a better way to buy the old reliables at a reasonable price. Now imagine the Bloomingfoods bulk herb/spice/tea aisle, but the jars filled with dozens of varieties of garden seed – all of the standard varieties plus some more unusual crops you really ought to try! This will be in the Garden Center showroom in just a couple of weeks. For your convenience, the larger seed will also be available in pre-weighed packages of ¼, ½, and 1 pound. All this at extremely reasonable prices.
To complement the bulk vegetable seed, we will be carrying specialty packet seeds, including herbs, flowers, and gourds from Livingston Seed of Columbus, Ohio, family-owned since 1850.
Seed potatoes – Kennebec, Yukon Gold, Red Norland, Red Pontiac, and All Blue – are expected in Mid-March. Sweet potato slips (several varieties) come early May.
The Bloomingfoods Garden Center should have an amazing assortment of bulk and packet seed by early March, so please consider checking with us before placing catalogue or Internet orders. We very well may already have exactly what you’re looking for, right here! And as always, we are happy to take your requests.
Be sure to check out the Garden Center for
- The best variety of bulk, pre-pack and packet garden seed
- Seed starting trays, Earth Box grow boxes, potting soil, peat moss, vermiculite
- Organic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides for your home, lawn, and garden
- Soil testing, with detailed recommendations from a master gardener
- Earth Machine compost bins (already here!) with free testimonials & advice
- Many styles of trellises, sturdy tomato cages, anti-bird netting
- Live traps in various sizes from mouse to raccoon; critter repellents
- Bulk grass seed featuring drought-resistant Jaguar fescue; cover crops
- Bedding plants, locally acclimatized trees and shrubs, berries
- Fiskars Momentum human-powered reel lawn mowers
- A knowledgeable staff always ready to help your garden be its best!
Chris Bobbitt, Bloomingfoods East Garden Center