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GaRp58

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You can bet your bottom dollar, if they are starting to hoard seeds like toilet paper it will be a while before you can get more...just keep making your own heirlooms collection and keeping it up to date. I have enough for two more years but we can get anything and unlimited amounts at the moment here.
 

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I saved lots of seeds, but wanted to have a good supply. Beans seem to be really short. People must be getting smart as to the take care of your family prepping strategy.

We have a small, family owned feed store that sells seeds by the scoop. I think I'll go there Monday morning and stock up on what they have.
I think that is probably a very wise move.
 

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You can bet your bottom dollar, if they are starting to hoard seeds like toilet paper it will be a while before you can get more...just keep making your own heirlooms collection and keeping it up to date. I have enough for two more years but we can get anything and unlimited amounts at the moment here.
I started stockpiling heritage seeds some time ago, for prepping purposes and long before the pandemic.
 

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I couldn't do anything with my dirt now except break a pick on it. So I started peppers, squash and tomatoes in the house under a grow light. Maybe around the end of March I can move them to the greenhouse. Almost nothing beats a sun warmed cherry tomato. Going to try some Waltham butternut squash to see if the growing season is long enough.
 

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Will start my indoor seeds next week. Still need to prune the fruit trees! Have 3 dump truck loads of mulch to spread. Have 2 pregnant goats due any day and 6 rabbit grow outs to process...going to be a busy week!
I finally got my fruit trees pruned but still need to spray them if it ever stops raining. Still have grapes and blueberries needing pruning though.....
 

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I googled if there is a seed shortage and there is. People started because of covid and are continuing because of Biden's socialist agenda.

Yet, most people are clueless and thinking everything is rainbows and butterflies.
Robin try some of the smaller seed houses. They seem to clean out the larger and easier to find seed houses first. Below is a link to one of my favorites.

Everwilde Farms

Do not forget for most beans you can buy dried beans from the grocery and plant them successfully just remember they will more than likely be bush beans. I know you like climbers.

Also i a pinch I have even bought things like peppers and cucumbers from the grocery and planted the green seeds. You would be surprised how well that works. One of the best pepper crops I ever had was from pepper seeds green out of a grocery store pepper :)

Many Extension offices host spring or Fall seed swaps in their counties. It is worth a try.
 

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Robin try some of the smaller seed houses. They seem to clean out the larger and easier to find seed houses first. Below is a link to one of my favorites.

Everwilde Farms

Do not forget for most beans you can buy dried beans from the grocery and plant them successfully just remember they will more than likely be bush beans. I know you like climbers.

Also i a pinch I have even bought things like peppers and cucumbers from the grocery and planted the green seeds. You would be surprised how well that works. One of the best pepper crops I ever had was from pepper seeds green out of a grocery store pepper :)

Many Extension offices host spring or Fall seed swaps in their counties. It is worth a try.
Thanks. I get about 6 or 7 different catalogs. I like Totally Tomatoes the best. They don't have much other than tomatoes, but lots of those.
 

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There doesn't seem to be any shortage of seeds around here. Last year i bought several years worth of seeds, just in case. For peppers, tomatoes and a few others our growing season is to short to start from seeds.
Its still way to early to even think about gardening for us. Everywhere I look theres 6 feet of snow.
 

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There doesn't seem to be any shortage of seeds around here. Last year i bought several years worth of seeds, just in case. For peppers, tomatoes and a few others our growing season is to short to start from seeds.
Its still way to early to even think about gardening for us. Everywhere I look theres 6 feet of snow.
We are having lots of rain on top of our snow last week so we are saturated. It will be a few days before I can get started mending fences around the gardens. I have to down 3 trees prior to the fences. Time is getting away from me.
 

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There doesn't seem to be any shortage of seeds around here. Last year i bought several years worth of seeds, just in case. For peppers, tomatoes and a few others our growing season is to short to start from seeds.
Its still way to early to even think about gardening for us. Everywhere I look theres 6 feet of snow.
I am in zone 6b/7a and always plant potatoes, onion sets, peas and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day ( March 17 ) or there about. They always seem to do fine. I will wait a little later into the spring to plant anything else.
 

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Robin try some of the smaller seed houses. They seem to clean out the larger and easier to find seed houses first. Below is a link to one of my favorites.

Everwilde Farms

Do not forget for most beans you can buy dried beans from the grocery and plant them successfully just remember they will more than likely be bush beans. I know you like climbers.

Also i a pinch I have even bought things like peppers and cucumbers from the grocery and planted the green seeds. You would be surprised how well that works. One of the best pepper crops I ever had was from pepper seeds green out of a grocery store pepper :)

Many Extension offices host spring or Fall seed swaps in their counties. It is worth a try.
Most things in grocery stores have sterile seeds now, but not all. Monsanto dosent believe anyone has the right to duplicate their strains of produce. Rat bastards.....
 

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Right now I have about different varieties of 80 tomatoes, 24 different sweet peppers and another 24 hot peppers to go into the ground, BUT with our weather this year, I am leary. I did get potting soil from the feed store in case I want to re pot until planting. I still have my milk jug hot houses, just not ready to plant as of yet.
 

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We found a sweet chestnut tree sapling in the store yesterday!!! Gonna plant it this March and hope to get a few nuts in a few years. How long do they need to grow before you get any edibles??? Anybody got info?
Also planted 3 different pumpkins in cups yesterday for putting out later, watered sweet peas and they are shooting tiny roots after only 2 days. We are expecting minus temps this Thu/Fri and will plant after that. Radishes and Taters are ready, gotta build a Rose arch for the front yard, got 5 different flower seeds and she will be putting them in little plastic shot glasses for replanting later...GP
 

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I bought some seeds of chilly peppers, tomatillos and some others which didn't survive last year. I planted on a 8 m2 balcony that was walled in with windows it got really hot sometimes. Now i gave the seeds to my mom to plant it in the village because i moved to another apartment and don't have room to plant anything and there is no sunlight strong enough to support the growth. Such a sad thing i love plants and growing food.

But on the other hand all the seeds i saved from last year my mom get to plant this year chilly peppers ( cayenne)a and tomatillos.
I also saved some seed from store bought fruits such as cantaloupes ( honey ) and cantaloupe ( Snow ball ) they are these cute small cantaloupes size of bigger snowball.
Found a sapling of horse chestnut while walking through a forest last year replanted it in pot it survived and now its with my mom waiting to be replanted in to ground

Have some experiment mango and avocado babies in a pot for decoration if they survive i will try and make a glass house for them to maybe grow and produce fruits.
 

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I ended up bringing in all of my transplant for the next couple days, except my strawberries that I just brought up to the back porch near the freezers. Temps will get down to 38 and then 39 for the next 2 days. Hoping to start getting the garden tilled again soon, but need it to dry out some more before that happens. Shouldn't rain again till Friday and I should be off on Thursday. . . I was supposed to have been off today too, till I got a text this morning.
 

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