Ugh: yet another photo of a page out of a book that you probably can’t read!
I curled up in bed with my highlighter and my 2009 Fedco Seeds catalog yesterday.
I will not claim that this outfit is all things to all gardeners, because it is not. Even if Fedco has a nationwide reach now, it is avowedly pro-Maine in its seed selections as far as climate goes. The seeds it sells that won’t reliably perform well in its home state tend to get a big disclaimer in their description, to the effect that the variety “will grow in a good season.” Point taken. And every year, I always have to go to another seed outfit or two to retrieve all that I need for the homestead, but every year, Fedco reliably adds a wanted item to its catalog, usually a year after I have bought the variety elsewhere. (Good King Henry is this year’s addition.)
But I will show you why I love this catalog so: Here is a photo of the example page showing how people should fill in group orders. As an example, it used the Wall Street recipients of the government’s $700B federal bailout, and addressed the order to The Bail Outs, c/o Henry (Hank) Paulson.
Now who said gardening wasn’t a political act?