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Garden Betty Featured In The Whole Seed Catalog

Garden Betty featured in The Whole Seed Catalog

Exciting news! If you’re a subscriber at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, you may have received your pre-ordered copy of The Whole Seed Catalog a few weeks ago… but if not, you can find this special edition on your local newsstands now!

Look for The Whole Seed Catalog in the home and garden section… I found (nearly sold out) copies at Barnes & Noble, but it’s also in Whole Foods, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Tractor Supply Company, and most major garden centers, newsstands, and bookstores. If you can’t find one in your area, you can order it online.

The Whole Seed Catalog by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

The 350-plus page volume is part catalog, part magazine, and a totally separate publication from the regular free catalog that Baker Creek sends out every year. The Whole Seed Catalog is almost twice the size — a comprehensive book comprising thousands of seed varieties that Baker Creek carries, hundreds of images of fruits and vegetables I’ve never seen or heard of before (pure food porn to us garden geeks), as well as profiles of other gardeners and farmers, recipes, articles, and more.

I just received my copies over the weekend and spent a lovely, lazy Sunday poring over the pages. One of my favorite reads was a story on the Brooklyn Grange Farm, the largest rooftop farm in the world, right in the middle of Queens, New York.

Linda Ly in The Whole Seed Catalog

You’ll find a two-page spread of me on pages 224 and 225 with a full-page image shot by my husband, Will Taylor, who also shot fellow Angeleno — and respected garden designer — Jimmy Williams on page 62.

The Whole Seed Catalog is available on newsstands through the end of winter, so pick up your copy soon! It’s an inspiring book to keep by your armchair for those cold wintry days when you’re stuck inside, dreaming about the start of spring!

About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring—all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


  • Rosemarie Thompson
    December 22, 2013 at 2:49 am

    My copy arrived a couple weeks ago, and I was excited to see you in there. Congratulations! That time is awesome! It’s been two weeks and I’m still reading it. (Baker Creek’s catalog is the only one I actually read….cover to cover, too.)

    • Linda Ly
      December 22, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you! (And I’m still only halfway through my own copy… with lots of bookmarks stuck on the pages!)

  • Stephi
    December 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats on the write up and thanks for the tip. I picked mine up today at Whole Foods. I’m ordering their catalog as well. Looking for new places to get interesting seeds from. Can’t wait. But it’ll be a while, looks like a rough winter 🙁

    • Linda Ly
      December 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you! And it may take you all winter to look through the catalog and mark all your favorites anyway. 😉

  • Laurie
    December 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

    How very cool!

    I just got my seed catalog from them over the weekend. Mine is the free catalog they send out though. I’m getting excited to get my order in for seeds. I want to try some new things this year.

    • Linda Ly
      December 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Even though I just sowed my winter seeds, I’m already thinking about the tomatoes and melons I want to start growing in the spring! LOL

  • mistiaggie
    December 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I was debating whether or not to buy this publication or not. Their regular catalog was even more giant than usual and I also get The Heirloom Gardener (they had an article on the Brooklyn Grange/rooftop gardening a few magazines ago), but I may have to check it out at least once. Exciting that you are in there as well!

    • Linda Ly
      December 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      If you’re near a newsstand, I think it’s worth at least a flip-through since you already get the regular catalog and magazine.

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