Country Living Series

Friday, May 1, 2020

Where to get seeds when online sources are SOLD OUT

Here's a piece I wrote for The Organic Prepper entitled "Where to get seeds when online sources are SOLD OUT."


Check it out!

9 comments:

  1. I read this article earlier on Organic Prepper; since then I've been keeping my eyes open. Here on the North Coast of Oregon I've seen seeds at my hardware store and at the feed store. They are still out there. I also hit several big stores today; meat is pretty well getting wiped out; limits on purchases were in each store. Lots of staples are back on the shelves, however. I also noted at the feed store that there was a limit on started plants such as tomatoes - you could only buy six plants. As I think about the supply chain and hiccups coming, I am trying to focus on obtaining things that we don't grow here - like rice. Plant your gardens!

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  2. Off topic. There are lots of reports about the VIRUS on Navy ships. How is Younger Daughter? Just concerned. Julia

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    1. She's fine. I can't go into details about her location or duty station, but they're taking as many precautions as possible. So far so good.

      - Patrice

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  3. Thank you.

    On an unrelated topic, do you think your recipe for killing wasps will work on the "murder hornets" recently reported in the northwest United States?

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    1. I have no clue. It's worth a try, should you ever have the bad fortune to come across a nest of Asian Giant Hornets.

      If those monsters get well-established in North America, I think the only option for beekeepers will be to kit out each hive with a mesh screen small enough for bees to get through, but too small for the hornets.

      - Patrice

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    2. It is said they like meat, even killing small birds and rodents!
      Fran

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  4. Post Alley CrackpotMay 3, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Given that most Americans appear to be intimidated by plastic wrap and signs, there are still plenty of seeds available in states such as Michigan and Vermont ...

    Go get those seeds.

    You have the means, you have the tools.

    If the staff and managers won't sell them to you, what are they really going to do?

    Make absurd attempts at preventing you from buying them via self-checkout registers?

    Make a scene that you or your family can upload to YouTube so all of the participants can earn their forty-eight hours of public shame?

    Make noises about the police arresting you so you can gain standing in a court of law for a future lawsuit that will let you earn enough to retire even in a totally shattered economy?

    So many options! :-)

    Go get those seeds.

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  5. This isn't seed related, but I saw this information on a canning group I belong to on Facebook. For those near Reardon, WA (3610 N. Wood Rd.) a farmer is giving away potatoes and seed potatoes for free. He will have to trash what he can't give away. He will take donations if you are able.

    I figured I'd pass the word. Patrice, I couldn't find an email for you, so I posted here. Please feel free to not approve the post and share if you are so inclined. I know our farmers are heartbroken about what they must do. I also know many families are being hit hard financially due to our house arrest right now. Thanks for all you do.

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  6. A source for heirloom seed that I use frequently and have always had great luck with is Ohio Heirloom Seeds. They have a website and sell on Ebay sometimes as well. I have no affiliation with them, I'm just a satisfied repeat customer. I have always gotten excellent quality and prices from them, and they are a family business.

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