Y'all. I have taken my seed buying obsession to the next level. I started pre-ordering bulk seeds last year and I'm just about ready to launch my website offering packets of a lot of the same varieties from the same growers that Territorial Seeds, Baker Creek, Johnny's etc. offers seed from. I'm still trying to flesh out my inventory a bit and I'm so nervous! I was hoping this might pay my way through this semester of school, at least, but honestly I've bought way more than tuition cost on seeds so far and I'm scared to death that I won't even recoup my investment.
Anyway, that's why I have 75 varieties of tomatoes. Guess I should fess up. Also, I just roped my dad into helping me with the business, and that's strangely exciting.
What are the top five species of seeds that you buy? I wish I could get some of everything and my personal tendency is to "go weird" but dad thinks I should offer normal "staple" type varieties, too.
What would you do?
Love my new logo, but I feel like it should have a chicken, version, too.
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Anyway I post this here because that's what I did for the garden today—bought more seeds. I want to propagate and save seed from as many as possible this year to reduce what I have to purchase for next year... if it proves to be a viable thing to do, at least.
Top species of seed I buy... not sure I have a top 5 but some favorites are straight eight cucumber, a pickling variety of cucumber (boston pickling cucumber this year and last) mortgage lifter tomato, rutgers tomato, san marzano tamato (my first year with them but I've always wanted), jalapeno pepper, habanero pepper.
It helps if you tell a brief story about each species. What makes it special? What's your experience with it? What's the history behind it?
Best of luck! Post your website when it's up and running.