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The seed catalogs have arrived. Why do Denver gardeners get so excited about seed catalogs? It’s not just because they can order seeds or fantasize about their ultimate garden. Seed catalogs serve multiple purposes.
What grows well in Denver? Check those seed catalogs. Not only do they offer a wide variety of choices, they detail every choice. Just because you like something, doesn’t mean it’s suitable for growing in Colorado.
Save on gardening books. From planting dates to harvest dates to growing tips, you’ll find great advice in seed catalogs. They’re a reference book and order form in one. You can find out just about everything you need to know about gardening from a seed catalog.
Give garden planning a jump start. Peruse seed catalogs to see what’s hot, what’s available and what’s not. Further browsing will help with plant placement. Check maturity size and needs of plants you plan to buy locally as well. Now you know just where to put them and which plants they’re compatible with.
Avoid the slackers. Not only can we learn what grows in Denver, we can also learn what doesn’t. There’s nothing worse than spending money on the little plant that can’t. Check seed catalogs to find out which plants you shouldn’t buy for this years Denver garden.