The Stark Bros. catalogue arrived yesterday, and the Burpee & Gurneys catalogues came today. My Gardener's Supply catalogue also came.
I also save leftover seeds & have had good luck with germination. I inventory what I have, & pick up whatever I need. This year I will need carrot seeds, & plan to try some pole beans at the back of the raised bed by the fence - either Kentucky Wonder or Blue Lake - I haven't decided yet. I want to plant Ozark strawberries in the strawberry bed extension, & I think I will probably get those from Stark, since I will be ordering a dwarf Red Haven peach tree and a 2 in 1 semidwarf cherry tree from them. I also need a couple more Red Lake currants, & since Stark does not carry those, I will get them from Gurneys.
If I can "rescue" a couple of "real" Christmas trees from the curb before they are picked up, I will chop the needles & twigs up to help acidify the soil where I want to plant blueberries. (The trunks & larger branches will go on the wood pile) The soil & the rain here in Utah is alkaline, so I am actively amending the plot where I would like to put one high bush blueberry, as well as a small plot where I could fit 2 of the "half-high" plants. Unless I can acidify the soil sufficiently, I see no point in ordering blueberry plants yet, since they will just die. From the research I have done thus far, it seems the "no-cost" option to acidify the soil is to add as many dried pine needles as I can gather (lucky it is Christmas, huh!), and possibly some coffee grounds, if I can find someone to give them to me. Planting is at least 5 months away at this point, so time is on my side. I prefer not to use the sulfur option, since it kills the beneficial soil microbes.
I plan to order another set of the red tomato ladders, since they worked so well for me last year.