The Organic Oklahoman

February 7, 2007

OO: Catalogs

Filed under: catalogs, OO — Josh @ 8:17 pm

One of the neat things about gardening is the simple fact that you have to have tools to do it. The Lee Valley garden catalog is a great place to get them. They seem to have a lot of imports but lets face it, whats cooler than a stainless steel gardening spade? I don’t actually have one but I bought one of those wide bladed vinyard hoe’s last year and not only is it practically indestructible it has no end of uses. I’ve used it for every thing from redneck-double digging–which I need to write about–to opportunistically killing a mole that happened to stick its head up at the wrong time. Hey! Moles compost too!
If you drop by their site–linked above–plan to surf awhile. These guys have got everything.

Except seeds.

If you want seeds I’ve got some great links in the blogroll. Territorial is probably the best and they have great culture info in the catalogs. They’ve got some great organic stuff too.

I’m planning on posting a list of the catalogs I got this year and what I bought pretty soon. I think it will help in garden planning. (I’m actually way behind in this…)



  1. Stainless steel gardening tools are really good. They take a lot less effort to keep looking good. As for moles. Don’t know which I dislike most moles or slugs.

    Comment by Valerie Dancer — February 12, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

  2. I found a castor-oil based product–I think from Spectracide–that kept my garden completely mole free. It comes in one of those hose sprayer bottles. I’ve got about 2500 square feet (50×50) and it covered it with some to spare plus a wide margin around the outside edge.

    With regard to slugs, I don’t have very many slugs. The fire ants, I think, keep them thinned out.

    Comment by Josh — February 12, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

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