Cheap Seeds from your
Spice Racks and Store-Bought Vegetables
for cheap seeds? Read Gypsy's entry on where to look for your next
planting season. She tells you where to find herbs seeds and vegetable
seeds for half the price.
It's that time of year when most of us are checking our mail boxes
the new seed catalogs wondering what to try in the garden this year.
Budgeting in seeds isn't as hard as it sounds. There are a few things
the grocery store doesn't
want you to know. For example, you can buy a pack of about 10 bean
are common type and nothing really special for around one dollar.
Sometimes more. The herb seeds you have been spending 2.00 or more on,
are really about a dollar for 1.4 cup rather then the 1/4 ounce you are
used to paying for.
Here is the magic trick.
Find your beans in the bag ready to cook. All those beans, even the
ones, will sprout. Herb seeds like celery seeds, caraway, fennel, dill
and the rest you are used to buying on the spice rack.. you bet ya!
They will grow.
Cheap Seeds from the Bag
It's really cheap and easy
gives good variety when you buy your seeds, not in the packet, but in
the bag. Mexican food marts or any store that has a Mexican isle
normally carries a wider variety of chillies (seeds included) beans,
and herb seeds than the normal shopping mart. Start looking around
where you shop and I bet you will find those free seed catalogs are
costing you more money then they are worth.
the other hand don't save seeds from store-bought vegetables. They will
not grow well the first season and not at all the next.
Growing Seeds in
Don't forget to
coffee grounds to help your cheap seeds get started in the house before
time to plant. Normal people toss their coffee grounds out. I mix
and coffee grounds in a non-conventional way on top of my plants. I
just dump it there and it mixes in when I water. Goat poop doesn't work
so well as it sprouts. Don't ask me how I learned that!
Chicken poop smells up
house. Another tidbit I learned the hard way - coffee grounds is the
way to go. Then in the summer you can put a few earthworms in those
larger house plants and they will use those grounds to the best
advantage. I know most people don't have worms composting coffee in
their living room but, I find it pleasant and the top of my plant soil
doesn't look old and nasty. It's a dark brown that looks like its
almost fake it's so perfect.
next time, let the snow fly where it will.
have ideas of your own for cheap seeds that you would like to talk
about here? Tell us what they are, and where you get them
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