Monday, January 26, 2015

Seed Hoarding

I have a confession- I'm a seed hoarder. I can't help it!

I buy seeds I want to plant but never fit into my planting schedule. I find treasured heirlooms at seed swaps and take some home. I even beg friends to give me a small handful of their home saved seeds, knowing it will cross with one of my outbreeders and I can't possibly grow it without messing up another variety. But I do it anyway.

I do it because I love seeds. They get me out of bed in the morning. They give me hope.

Now don't worry, these seeds are well-stored and will produce great plants once they get in the ground, I just won't be the one to do it. That is because I'm finally going to set them free- I'm going to clean out my stash and take them to a seed swap, so someone else will grow them out and select the best plants to pass their genes on to the next generation.

You might be the lucky recipient of these seeds- if you join me this Saturday, January 31st for National Seed Swap Day. I'll be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle from 1-4 pm.

Don't miss out!

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