Thursday, December 19, 2013

Frozen Seeds


 After weeks of the saved seeds drying on baking sheets it was time to put them in the freezer.  They will stay there until the ground warms enough in May for them to be planted.  I have started saving such large amounts of seeds that I have gone to freezing them to help preserve them for longer periods of time. These have been drying for over 8 weeks. 


They include Jade bush green beans, French horticulture beans, Lina Sisco Bird Egg shell beans, Cajun Cowhorn okra, Golden Bantam corn, watermelon and yellow crookneck squash. This is the last of the seeds to be put away for the winter.  



Soon it will be time to order any seeds for the coming year and I have already started reading up on all the new varieties offered. I wanted to put a good word in also for a new (to me) company that came very highly recommended last year. I ordered several different times throughout the year from the above company and they were wonderful. They offer USDA certified organic and non-GMO seeds and most are open pollinated or nonhybrid. I had great luck with their seeds, germination rates were high, shipping fast and the packets were larger than many companies offer and for less money. I see several of the gardening forums also have good things to say about them. So if you get a chance give them a try.



And just to let you know I am not getting anything to plug them and as a matter of fact they do not even know that I am. Just a heads up on a good company with good merchandise for a good price. 

January 1st I will be starting my onions to give them time enough to get large to set out come EARLY spring. 


Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter

7 comments:

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  2. Thanks for the site address. I have been looking for frosty pea seed and they have it. I enjoy spending time with you each day reading your blog.

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  3. It is good to know where you can find good seeds.

    Merry Christmas.

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  4. Your garden is such an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the tidbits of info. they are truely helpful.

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  5. Thank you so much for your "show and tell" style. Just seeing how you package your seeds is helpful. I was wondering how you dry your seeds? Is there another article that I'm missing somewhere on your blog that might go into more detail? Specifically, do you leave them out to dry by themselves for 8 weeks, or do you dry them in the oven on a low heat?
    thanks again!

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    1. I never put viable seeds under heat! Either in the oven or dehydrator. I simply lay them out on trays and let them dry naturally then package and store or freeze. Look under Labels on the side bar and there are 19 different posts on the subject of SEED SAVING. Thanks for visiting.

      Hugs CQ

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  6. Have you looked into the Seed of the Month Club? It is less than $40/year and you get 8 packs of non-GMO seeds the first month and 4 packs the following months. Plus if you put your code on your website any time someone buys from you, you will get another year free! https://www.averagepersongardening.com/seedsclub/step_2.php?node=H09S4WQHXC. It is quite fun to open up the envelope each month and see what you got. I love reading your blog! Blessings to you in this new year.

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