It is time to take a look at the catalogs from seed suppliers that are coming in the mail and spend a little time to plan and dream about what can be planted in the garden this year.
If you have not received any seed catalogs you can still order them by going to seed company websites and requesting them.
Many seed companies also provide catalogs for online browsing and ordering. There are usually special offers for ordering seeds and plants during the month of January.
Ordering seeds direct from the companies makes it possible to pick the right variety for the growing conditions of your own garden whether it is in the ground or in raised beds and pots.
Mail order seeds coming from the company will be the newest freshest seeds collected from the previous season that have been packaged and stored under optimum conditions which ensures the viability of the seeds.
A few companies for mail ordering vegetable and flower seeds are: Burpee, Park Seed Co., Gurney’s, Burgess Seed and Bountiful Gardens (heirloom and organic seeds).
Early spring vegetable seeds to plant direct to garden or outdoor pots in Las Vegas are: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, chives, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, green onions parsley, peas, radish, mint, spinach and turnips.
Early spring flower seeds to plant direct to garden beds or outdoor pots: calendula, bachelor’s button, sweet alyssum, flowering sweet pea, poppy, phlox, lamb’s ears, pansy, and viola.