Podcast #215 – The Season for Gardeners’ Porn

It’s that time of year when gardens are at their most beautiful, because they’re the way we imagine them to be when we pore over the pages of seed catalogs and dream about the luscious vegetables we’ll be harvesting from them.


awb seed catalogsWe’re months away from planting most seeds, but the seed companies know that we’ll order them way ahead while supplies are plentiful, and we do. We’ve learned the hard way that if we wait until we actually need the seeds to order them, we’ll have fewer choices.

The seed business is increasingly shifting online, but Amanda, who embraces technology easily, still prefers those paper catalogs for her purchase decisions. So each year at this time, the Farmer in Chief studies and dreams, carefully calculating the many options available together with the shipping costs of each, and sends in her seed orders.

As she does, she navigates a tangled maze of companies. We work hard to avoid any dealings with Monsanto or the many companies it uses to maintain and enhance its stranglehold on seeds in the U.S. And that often makes her job more difficult; no one does a better job of gardeners’ porn than Monsanto and its minions!

Listen – 18:25

The Longleaf Breeze Perennial Farm Calendar

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