Carson City, NV – November 10, 2017 – One of the most common gardening habits is acquiring new seeds every season. For gardening enthusiasts, having hundreds of seeds at home is a wonderful source of happiness. A gardener may purchase new seeds for different reasons—some like the thrill of discovering rare and exotic varieties, some need seeds for crops they haven’t grown before, while others have simply run out of seeds to plant for the upcoming season.
Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure: buying seeds regularly has become a habit within the gardening community. But while it’s a fun custom, it’s not really practical especially now that more gardeners are looking to become more sustainable.
Home and Garden America, a Nevada-based non-gmo company, recently expressed its opinion on the topic. A spokesperson said, “It’s nice to always have fresh seeds at hand since they germinate better and make gardening easier. Freshness is important, but most seeds will naturally last for a couple of years when stored well. In fact, some seeds can even be grown even after their expected shelf life. This means there’s really no need to buy new seeds every single year unless you’ve completely run out of stock or want to grow something new in the garden.”
For the company, annual seed shopping may seem like an inexpensive habit but the costs can quickly add up over the years. Just like shopping for clothes, a lot of gardeners often get too excited to shop for seeds. “Trying out as many varieties as possible is great but in most cases, not all of the seeds will be used—so it’s not only costly but also very wasteful. And if you do this each year, it becomes a problem,” the spokesperson added.
To avoid wasting money and seeds, Home and Garden America has one simple solution: seed saving. This practical technique produces an unlimited supply of seeds, giving gardeners all the seeds they want without spending a penny.
Having been around for ages, the tradition of saving and storing seeds have provided farmers and home gardeners with the means to grow food continuously. It has also paved way to the friendly act of sharing and trading seeds with fellow enthusiasts. It is thanks to seed saving that many rare seeds (especially the old varieties of heirloom seeds) have survived to this day.
The concept of seed saving is easy: the seeds of the healthiest and best-tasting crops are basically dried then stored in airtight containers with proper labels. This process is repeated yearly or whenever needed to supply the seeds required for the current and succeeding gardening seasons.
“By saving and storing their own seeds, gardeners no longer have to buy new ones annually. This not only saves money but also encourages sustainability. So if you’re not saving seeds for storage yet, then be sure to give it a try—it’s such a rewarding experience that shouldn’t be missed,” the spokesperson concluded.
More information about saving seeds for storage is available at the Home and Garden America website.
About Home and Garden America
Home and Garden America is the gardening division of the Charles C Harmon Co LLC. The small family-owned business offers home gardeners the best heirloom seeds for storage.
Company Name: Home and Garden America
Contact Person: Chuck Harmon
City: Carson City
Country: United States