To our friends who are interested in garden seeds or survival seed banks. I would like to offer to put together a joint seed purchase which could be stored as a seed bank or used this year for your garden. I can use a scale to divide the order. The sooner I am contacted the better idea of which varieties you desire and quantity of seeds.
Please send me your order for seeds by April 6th. I will need to get seeds by April 7th. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 417-894-3642.
I am volunteering to help the Well Fed Neighbor group as Lincoln Justice has had significant time commitment issues regarding his continuing volunteer work with this group. I am busy in my gardens as I am sure many of you are, and thought it may be good to offer our April program as a seed and plant exchange along with an order of seeds that can either be used or stored.
For survival in the Ozarks the three sisters of corn, climbing beans and winter squash are perennial favorites.
Open pollinated corn is best and there are literally hundreds of bean varieties to choose from, as well as winter squash (I do not grow the jack-o-lantern variety anymore as the edible ones look nice and make great pumpkin puree!) I also like both the blue lake climbing and bush beans but find the bugs usually leave my Royal Burgundy purple beans (and peas) alone. (good since I am organic). Spinach, beets, radish, carrot, lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, and turnips round out a basic seed pack. (feel free to add and comment!) I use "walking onions", garlic, and shallots throughout the garden. (best shared as starts) as well as close to 25 herbs. [not too late to get our sweet potato starts going.] I could bring some herbs and a few elderberry starts if requested.
God Bless and hope to meet many of you at the meeting.
ps Later will have some Cavendish Strawberry plants to bless someone with in June