I am moving forward with the garden seed business, I worked on the site yesterday….. yet it is slow going for an IT novice, I need some help. I also recently had two litters of piglets born.
The Gouging of non-GMO garden seed is OVER, garden seed should not be held close to the breast…… locked away in some special # 10 can, or buried in a plumbing pipe in the ground. Folks our grandparents kept seed all over the house and in the barns stored in glass mason jars or kept in brown paper sacks.
I suppose I understand why one would treat garden seed as if it were gold, hell so would I if I paid 100 bucks for six ounces of it, or 200 bucks for 3 pounds of mostly cheap bean seed. Of course you did get the PVC pipe and DVD of the pimp.
Garden seed is CHEAP, get it? Buying garden seed and then stashing it away for long periods is foolish, it needs to be rotated out just like your food preps, yes all garden seed has a shelf life, what do you think the germination rate will be for the pimps seeds he sold you four to five years ago? Regardless if you buried it in the ground in the sewer pipe.
Garden seed should be plentiful, and you should buy it annually, yes you do need to manage a cache for long-term storage, but it needs to be cycled out and replenished. Folks this is not rocket science…… The bottom pictures are of my garden seed that I keep on hand, you will notice it’s not buried in the ground or packed away in some sealed tin can…. folks use your damn seed, grow a garden every year…. the seed is affordable.
I keep up to 100 pounds of seed ready for all seasons, of course I do live in Texas and I can plant three gardens a year. If some of my seed gets too old I just toss it, it’s not gold, then I get on the phone and order more, and no I do not pay 100 bucks for a fistful of magic beans. At a later date I will also be offering 7 mil Mylar bags, bulk spices, spices for processing sausage. I will also offer items for the home brewer.
I will be offering items for the do it your selfer, not items that are hoarded and buried in the ground, it’s supposed to be about SELF-SUFFICIENCY. Yes you do need to MANAGE a rainy day fund of preps, but they will not keep forever. The fifty pound sacks is corn seed, because of the drought last year I bought heavy… just in case. I over paid at the time and spent 50 bucks per fifty pounds for field corn, that’s a dollar a pound… get it?
You should be buying you garden seed by the half pound and pound increments, I will give you an approximate price, call it a teaser….. Blue Lake Pole green Beans one pound offering of 2,000 seeds for under 10 bucks plus shipping, Cabbage one pound offering of 112,000 seeds for under ten bucks plus shipping…. do you get it. Do you understand just how much garden you can grow for 100 bucks?
Do you understand how many heads of cabbage you can grow with over 100,000 seeds? store your long-term storage seeds in the freezer, it’s how the big seed banks do it. 1,900 ( one pound ) green bean seeds spaced about 3 inches will give approximate yield of 30-50 pounds of green beans.
What does a pound of fresh green beans cost at the grocery store? 3-4 bucks, think about that, less than ten bucks of seed and some sweat equity and you have well over a hundred bucks of beans, folks it’s about self-sufficiency, and if you have not noticed it’s not getting any cheaper at the grocery store.
Being self sufficient IS about long-term storage, it’s also about buying in bulk and managing it, yes you must have emergency food preps, yet you need to also stave off inflation and shrinking paychecks.
Now go look at my seed porn.