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Gardening tips for Duluth's Northern climate, hosted by Master Gardener Tom Kasper.

Tips for Hardy Gardeners: Shopping for seeds while winter persists

Lettuce Seeds, both pelletized (left) and natural (right)
Dwight Sipler
Lettuce Seeds, both pelleted (left) and natural (right)

Seed catalogs are starting to circulate, so Tom Kasper advises that hardy gardeners should peruse their favorite catalogs now and plan what to plant in the spring. Many seed companies offer a variety of options, including organic seeds and heirloom seeds, and some also offer seeds in natural or pelleted form. Especially in the Northland's climate, however, gardeners should be sure to select seed varieties that can reach maturity in less than 100 days.