Has anyone else noticed how early the seed catalogs are rolling into our mailboxes this year? I’d always considered these things to be a post-Christmas scourge, but I believe I got my first catalog around Halloween. So their arrival, like Christmas music in stores in September, has me kind of anxious, like: Hey. Time is slipping by. What the HELL am I going to plant next year?
Now, marketing-wise, there’s nothing smarter than getting to those gardeners when their minds are still fresh with the garden’s last production. But really. What about crop failures and the like? These catalogs went to print and ship before the last of the seeds were harvested. Maybe I’m just too detail-oriented, but it seems like a bad plan on their part.
That, and I don’t like being rushed.