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Hi All,

A customer just called me that use to do farming.
He confirmed my suspicion that seeds from Burpee,
etc. are not what farmers use. They have their
own supply chain. And they DO NOT put up with long
yield crops and seeds that do not germinate.
He said my suspicion was correct.

He said if I can find a farmer's supply or a farmers
co-op, I could try to talk them out of a small
quantity. Those will germinate.

:'(

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T wrote:
Hi All,

A customer just called me that use to do farming.
He confirmed my suspicion that seeds from Burpee,
etc. are not what farmers use. They have their
own supply chain. And they DO NOT put up with long
yield crops and seeds that do not germinate.
He said my suspicion was correct.


of course it is a different supply chain! farmers
are planting seeds by the millions. often the seeds
are coated and treated in various ways to work in
specific equipment. the greenhouse business is also
somewhat similar as they need guaranteed germination
rates and special sizes for machines that plant in
flats and such.


He said if I can find a farmer's supply or a farmers
co-op, I could try to talk them out of a small
quantity. Those will germinate.

:'(


that or find your local seed banks or seed swaps and
trade seeds with each other or use an online seed swap
site like seed savers, etc.

i have enjoyed the two seed swaps i've done so far
and hope to have more to attend in the future, i also
give seeds to my local library seed swap library. i'm
growing some new squash and onion seeds from them this
year for a change.


songbird
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On 6/10/21 6:13 PM, songbird wrote:
i have enjoyed the two seed swaps i've done so far
and hope to have more to attend in the future, i also
give seeds to my local library seed swap library. i'm
growing some new squash and onion seeds from them this
year for a change.


songbird


I wrote myself a seeds note for next year;

Seed notes:
Anaheim pepper seeds will grow, but they are
a good six weeks behind those purchases from
the green house at WalMart.

Tomatillo seeds will grow, but only about 1
in 10 germinate. So plant about 20 to a hole

Burpee's cucumber seeds 'cucumber-sweet-success-hybrid-51102A"
will grow but only about 2 in 10 will germinate,
so plant 10 per hole


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