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January 23, 2012


Kristina Strain

Johnny's seeds is my go-to. You can always find a coupon for free shipping online. They have a great lettuce selection.

Deco Cat

Seeds catalogues are so dangerous! This year we are going to try and grow a tree onion for something a bit different.


Sow True Seeds here in Asheville is wonderful! The seeds are all open-pollinated and non-hybrid.


Your photographs always inspire me with the colors you choose to show off! It's such a different palate than I'm used to seeing. It's like seeing through new glasses.


Territorial Seed catalog, they are out of Oregon so they are pretty much a given that they will grow here in Portland!


My favorites: Seeds of Change, Landreth, Annie's Heirloom Seeds, & Renee's Garden. Looking forward to the cross-stitch tutorial!


Oh! Also, go to People's Co-Op Farmers Market on Thursday and talk to Naomi from Naomi's Organic, she has great seeds and garden advice! Tell her Jennifer Fox sent ya! :-)

Lisa Wilson

Recently found your blog and it's very inspiring. What make is your cup and saucer shown in the first picture of today's post?



I am a big "why not?" gardener usually, so I would just go down to the best nursery around town and see what they have in their seed section - also this place looks really cool - I am dying to take a mini road trip up there:


I'm a Master Gardener out here on the East Coast and I'm always checking out seed catalogs for my community garden projects. Here are my #1 go-to seeds people:

Seed Savers ( for the really good/odd stuff and

Pinetree Seeds ( since they sell little packets for small change -- and who really needs 100 zucchini seeds anyways?

I still haven't figured out shirring, but I'm on a Babylock which has known issues with it. Something to do with the auto bobbin tensioning not being easy to override.


alicia - here's my go to for seeds. their catalog is lovely:


I'm dreaming of a kale garden...I'm afraid that deer will love it I must also dream of a big fence to go around it too. xo happy monday xo


seed catalog and website: Baker Creek Seeds! you can order online. all organic and non gmo.


They don't produce a paper catalog anymore, but is where we ordered our veggie garden seeds this year. I was very happy with my order, though I can't start any seeds until next month!

Sarah :: greenclogs

Territorial Seed. They're local - down near Eugene. Also, I'd highly recommend a trip to the Urban Farm Store on SE 21st & Belmont if you want to get gardening ideas percolating. Have fun! I'm placing my Territorial order today. I think I'm overbuying and will need to share with someone. Better too many seeds than not enough, right?


I second the comments for Territorial Seed!


I second Christina's recommendations! Seed Savers Exchange and Pinetree Seeds have marvellous selections! I would add corporate, but quite the opposite), and if you're in the market for fruit trees, shrubs or vines, check out All have served me well in building a little suburban farmstead of my own.


Territorial is good and not far from where I live.
I do love Johnny's...they have so many beautiful sunflower seeds too. (well, actually, the flowers are more beautiful than the seeds. sheesh!)


Alicia, I highly recommend Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. They are incredible, I have been using their seeds for the past couple of years and always have terrific yeilds. I've used Victory Seeds as well, but I always find myself returning to Baker Creek. I'm also in Phoenix, so if I can get their seeds to grow, I am sure you will have no problem. I will be interested to see how things turn out, we've been thinking about making a move to Portland.


My Father's gardens always covered acres...and he swore by Gurney.

vintage market place

no help here, I grow rocks and dirt in my garden, lol
This climate isn't great for outdoor gardens.
Your home sounds and looks so cozy and warm.
It is finally a gray morning here and I so want to get out and enjoy it. A random rain drop may finally fall I will wait like it is falling snow.
enjoy your sewing.


I'm going to make a thrid vote for Baker Creek Seeds. They're truly a homegrown company with a heart. Their seeds are first class, non-GMO and organic. Their west coast operations are in Petaluma, where they saved an old bank building by setting up a storefront. All of the seeds are wrapped in old-fashioned earthy paper envelopes. They are so very wonderful.


I second the Seed Savers. Beautiful pictures and great selections!

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