Kathy, First of all, if

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Kathy, First of all, if I listed ALL the companies I order from, it would be too embarrasing. But one of my favorites is Seeds of Change out of Santa Fe, NM. Commitment to offering the highest quality organically grown, open-pollinated seed is what initially drew me to this company. It’s a bonus that all seeds and seedlings are 100% GMO-free and are grown by the company and their exclusive network of certified organic family farms and nurseries. AND they carry a wonderful line of farm tested tools from Clarrington Forge. Check out their site at www.seedsofchange.com. There is a 5% discount on items ordered online.

Another co is RH Shumway out of Randolph, WI. Go to hpsseed.com and check out all the new items offered. And most of the hardware (trays, ground covers, etc) are shipped postpaid. That alone saves me a bundle.

And if Borlotto lingua di Fuoco (Tongue of Fire) beans or endive Riccia Romanesco da taglio or zucchini Verde d’Italia (Green of Italy) grab your imagination, check out Seeds from Italy out of Winchester, MA. Go to www.growitalian.com. My daughter raises livestock and has an abundancy of horse manure so this year we plan on trying to grow the mushrooms offered by this company. I’ll let you know how it all works out.

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Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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