Ok, I don't know if these are the best price in the world but I don't think they are a bad price. I am thinking of getting a few cans and thought some of the rest of you would be interested. You can see them on the ladies site at http://www.alpinefoodstorage.com/canned-garden-seeds-31609 You pick them up in Alpine so if we ordered together it might be easier to pick them up and have them at mom's house or something.
CANNED GARDEN SEEDS
16 LARGE SEED PACKETS
16 POPULAR EASY TO GROW GARDEN VEGETABLES
SPECIAL OPEN POLLINATED 100% NON-HYBRID SEED SELECTION
EXCLUSIVE E-Z LOCK RE-SEALABLE RE-USEABLE BAGS
TRIPLE - LAYERED FOIL PACKETS SEALED IN A CAN FOR EXTRA PROTECTION
COMPLETE WITH GARDENING-MADE-EASY INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE
Up to DOUBLE THE QUANTITY OF SEED of most other competitors:
Each Can Contains:
* SWEET CORN. Golden Bantam. 5 oz.
* ONION. Utah Sweet Spanish. 10 g.
* SPINACH. Bloomsdale Long Standing. 10 g.
* WINTER SQUASH. Waltham Butternut. 10 g.
* SQUASH ZUCCHINI. Black Beauty. 10 g.
* RADISH. Champion. 10 g.
* TOMATO. Rutgers. 5 g.
* SWISS CHARD. Lucullus. 10 g.
* PEA. Lincoln. 10 oz.
* BEET. Detroit Dark Red. 10 g.
* CABBAGE. Golden Acre. 10 g.
* LETTUCE. Barcarolle Romaine. 5 g.
* CUCUMBER. Marketmore 76. 10 g.
* CARROT. Scarlet Nantes. 10 g.
* PEPPER. Yolo Wonder. 5 g.
* POLE BEAN. Blue Lake. 5 oz.
Totals: 659 grams of Open Pollinated Non-hybrid Vegetable Seed
Price is $35 per can. This includes tax and shipping.
What is the shelf-life on these canned seeds? The declared shelf-life is 5 years. If, however, the seeds are stored in the freezer, that should double the shelf-life!
How many people will one can feed? Each can should feed a family of 5 for one season.
Will non-hybrid seeds germinate as efficiently as hybrid seeds? This company's germination standards are even higher than the Utah State requirements. Most will be in the 90% germination range. The germination percentage of each individual seed will be posted on the package.
These need to be ordered by March 16th so if anybody wants to order them with me let me know. I just want to have a couple of cans put away so that I know that I have a bunch of seeds but I don't have to think about it anymore. I also was just looking at websites that tell a little bit about how to save seeds from what you do grow and use them in later seasons. http://gardening.about.com/od/gardenmaintenance/a/SeedSaving.htm Anyway, this is my contribution to Erin, Tracey's and Mom's blogs about being more self reliant and ways to save money.