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Is it spring yet?


Is it spring yet?
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Seeds came today!!! Yipeeee!! That’s a sure sign that spring is on the way, right? We’re all VERY tired of the cold, snowy winter that “global warming” has caused (note hint of sarcasm). Can’t wait to get some food growing in the ground. We’re trying something new this year – heirloom varieties. You make 1 investment, save the seeds, and have veggies year after year. Yes, it costs more than the .49 cent packs at China-Mart, but you shouldn’t have to ever buy that variety again.
You can’t replant the hybrid seeds, well you can, but it’s a waste of time. We tried last year with some romaine lettuce – it came up just fine; but it only got about 2 inches tall. It was a neat proof of concept to see if we could in fact successfully save seeds – yes we can.
This is just one more step away from the corporate agro-mess – the Monsanto Monstrosity….. Watched a very scary documentary last night called “Food Inc”. Check it out; but don’t expect to be hungry for a long time……
Anyway; we’re counting the days ’til planting time!!!

Until next time…..

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  1. February 11, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Cool! I've always wanted to try heirloom seeds, I'll be interested to see how they turn out….
    I saved some seeds from a really sweet pepper and a really sweet cantaloupe I got at the grocery store last year, they are sitting in my bottom fridge drawer just itching to get in some dirt, lol! I'll have to see what they do, the lettuce example is a little disheartening 😦

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