Order Seeds Now

Monday, December 30, 2013 by

Start Planning January is the month to organize your garden thoughts and start ordering seeds for the coming year. In addition to the seed and nursery catalogs we all receive in the mail, check out seed company Web sites to help you begin garden planning. Many sites give Web specials, as well as breaks on shipping if you order early. Don’t forget to share orders with friends to reduce shipping costs. Also, some plants should be started early, like petunias and snapdragons. This is another incentive to ordering early. View Illinois Plant Hardiness Zone Map Here Popular Plant...

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AHS Seed Exchange

Monday, December 30, 2013 by

How the Program Works Each fall American Horticultural Society members send in seeds collected from their gardens to share with other members. AHS staff and volunteers compile a list of the submitted seeds along with information about how to grow and care for them. The seed list and order form are then posted on the AHS website in mid-January. All AHS members can order seeds from the exchange, but those members who donate seeds get first choice when ordering. This can be an advantage because some rare or uncommon seeds can be in short supply. There is no charge to order seeds, but a donation is requested to cover the costs of shipping and handling. Info shared from the www.ahs.org website....

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