I love the variety of the Park Seed catalog, I love the beautiful flowers, but I have to admit, I love gadgets more. The back of the catalog is my favorite part. As a gardener, you may think that’s blasphemy, but I believe hardware is just as important as your plants. True, you can do a lot with just your hands. But, when life could be a little easier, why not let it?
Yes, I was one of those kids that took things apart. I always collected the batteries and electric motors out of any appliance that was “broken”. I was sure I was going to invent something. I think I got that from my dad. He has more tools than anyone I know. He will go and buy a tool that does fifty different things, even when he already has the other fifty tools, and he would never think of getting rid of any of them. I guess I might be like that, a little.
That is why I love the back of our catalog, or any tool catalog, or any electronics catalog. Heating pads for seed starting, the Bio Dome seed starter, an electronic soil analyzer, and a timer for your garden hose are just a few of my favorites. Check out the back of your catalog, or just search for “accessories” on the Park Seed website.