Vegetable Seeds For Sale
These days it’s hard to find good vegetable seeds for sale. How do you know what to look for when you buy? What type of seeds are the best? Do I really need to know about germination rates? In this article we explore 6 important things that you should now before buying seeds. Knowing these 6 things will save you money, increase the amount of seeds you get and ensure optimal quality and seed longevity.
Are the seeds from your seed supplier fresh when you order them? You will want only seeds from recent crops. Good vegetable seed companies will usually ship in large volumes and sell seeds stocks that are constantly being rotated. Rotation ensures that your seeds are fresh and are going to have a long shelf-life. Beware of seed companies that sell stocks that are older then 3 years. Ask for information on the seed lot, test date and germination rates if its not provided. Good companies will already have this information available for you.
2. Bang For Your Buck?
Plain and simple, you want to get the most seed for the smallest amount of money. Buying from large seed suppliers that offer fresh, properly packaged seeds at wholesale prices ensures this. Avoiding the middle man can save you some serious bucks. Seeds are not just for gardening anymore. Seeds are going to become a an investment commodity. Find a large supplier of vegetables seeds for sale who stands by their promises of freshness, low cost and properly processed seeds that are delivered right to you.
3. Can You Store Them For The Long-Term?
The USDA indicates that there are two (2) important factors in preserving seed germination rates: Moisture and Tempurature. Beware of seed suppliers that confuse the storage of food with the storage of seeds. Seeds need oxygen and canning or vacuum sealing removes oxygen. Simply by reducing the amount of moisture in the seed before storage will you increase its shelf life. When you buy seeds, find ones that will give you a high germination rate. Think of this in terms of a return on your investment (percentage of seeds that actually sprout into plants), the higher the better.
Good seed companies will offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and return your money if you are not satisfied. Shipping guarantees should also be provided so that you are receiving your product on time. The seeds themselves should be guaranteed to come with lot information, germination rate and test data. Each seed should be guaranteed that they were properly processed to remove moisture prior to being packaged. Find vegetable seeds for sale from companies that show attention to detail and integrity in their business.
5. Will The Seed Fit Your Needs?
Everyone lives in a different growing zone so companies that sell you a prepackaged set of 1 or 2 different sets of seeds are not being helpful. Watch out for seed companies that have no concerns with regards to where you will be planting, your local environment or situation and ease of use. Good heirloom seeds will grow in the most common environments and conditions. People from city dwellers, subrbanites or country folk should be easily able to use the seeds.
6. Future Value?
If the US continues to print mass amounts of money (through quantitative easing), economic reality will include hyper-inflation. In this scenario, goods are going to become more valuable then money. History tells us this happened in pre WW2 Germany and more recently in Zimbabwe. The value of money drops when its printed in mass quantities ensuring that basic goods like food and seeds become as valuable as gold. Seeds are a concentrated food source able to feed large amounts of people using a small amount of storage space. Trading seeds for cash or other goods may become an economic reality.
Check out the quality vegetable seeds for sale at Heirloom Organics. They offer good prices, fresh products and a superior quality delivered right to your door.