Ever Seen a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog?

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ChrisMcLaughlin Chris McLaughlin, contributor
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The 2012 Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog!
My photos of Baker Creeks photos dont do them justice. You really need your own catalog.
Youll find the famous and delicious Brandywine tomato inside Baker Creeks pages along with tons of others.
The 2012 Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog!Click To Enlarge

The 2012 Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog!

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If you can't remember if you've seen one or not, then I'm certain that you haven't. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has hands-down the most fantastic collection of vegetable pictures I've ever seen anywhere—much less in a catalog.

These images are nothing short of gorgeous and they do their job; they make me want to order every vegetable variety between their over-sized pages. While armchair gardening, I'm literally pulling out pages to frame for my office.

You won't find any hybrids in this catalog. Their seeds are open-pollinated and are free of any genetic altering. At Baker Creek, their goal isn't simply to sell vegetable and flower seeds, but to promote and educate gardeners on the vast amount of heirlooms available to home gardeners.

  Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704
Baker Creek Seed Bank
199 Petaluma Blvd. N.
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Baker Creek has bragging rights to offering more melon varieties than any other seed catalog in the United States. This heirloom seed company is located in south central Missouri and offers over 1400 varieties of vegetable and flower seeds that originate from 66 countries. The Baker Creek Catalog is truly for the adventurous gardeners who's like to give some heritage vegetables a try in their own gardens.

Lucky for me, now the West Coast has over 1,200 heirloom seed varieties to choose from in their recent addition of a seed bank store in Petaluma, California. These varieties include 190 tomatoes varieties, 100 melons, and 150 squash varieties. These vegetables have found their way here from 70 countries. Inside the beautiful building in downtown historic Petaluma, the Seed Bank is also stocked with goods such as organically produced items, garden books, garden-themed artwork, and locally-made garden tools.

If you really get hooked on Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, you can subscribe to their quarterly print magazine, The Heirloom Gardener. This magazine has the valuable growing information written by the people who know vegetables best; heirloom farmers and gardeners.

  NPR interviews Baker Creek founder Jere Gettle 10/7/11
For me, one of the pleasures that come from becoming involved in heirloom plants is the interesting ways many varieties arrived here in America, as well as the wonderful stories of how they obtained their names. Still, the most popular reason to grow heirloom vegetables is due to their heritage flavor. Most modern hybrids simply can't compete in the taste bud department.

Order a Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog for the pictures; enjoy the stories and the heritage. Then become hooked on the incredible flavor of heirlooms and become a part of their history by growing them.

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Comments (5)

albin1e4e5 writes: The catalog (and their gardening philosophy) convinced me to open up my wallet and buy numerous seed packets and seed potatoes. They all arrived promptly and will soon be planted. Hoping for a banner 2010 gardening season!

Posted: 9:07 am on March 26th
greencorner writes: Discovered Baker's seeds 8 years ago. What wonderful garden delights we have enjoyed! They even offer seeds for Kiwi and the sweet annual garden huckleberry. Have to order two catalogs, one for me and one to loan. Once you've eaten a tiger melon or a fuzzy yellow hog tomato, you want to order the whole catalog.
Posted: 11:13 am on December 25th
JadaE writes: I just got my copy last night...WOW. Absolutely beautiful! They will be getting an order from me soon! :)
Posted: 11:41 am on December 19th
ChrisMcLaughlin writes: yourownvictorygarden: I'm with you...and I'm SO framing this stuff!
Posted: 11:38 pm on December 14th
yourownvictorygarden writes: Absolutely Chris. Definitely the most beautiful seed catalog I own. Deserves to be on each green thumb's coffee table (to admire while you're doing your armchair gardening). I just ordered some seeds from them for next year.
Posted: 10:17 pm on December 14th
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