Saturday, January 17, 2009

Money Garden

The economic depression may be good for seed sellers.

Burpee Seeds is offering six packets of seeds for $10 that they say will produce $650 worth of food on a tenth of an acre. The Money Garden collection was available to ship starting this January. The package contains seeds for garden peas, carrots, lettuce, green beans, peppers, and tomatoes.

Although the season for growing peas, carrots, and lettuce is already more than half over, if one were to order the Money Garden package right now, there would still be time to enjoy harvests of all the veggies in the package. You'd want to get the lettuce, carrot, and pea seeds planted out in the garden ASAP, and start the tomato and pepper seeds indoors immediately in order to have good sized plants to set out in the garden in March. Since green bean plants are killed by frost, you'd want to wait until mid-to-late Feb to start planting the bean seeds, then make a planting every couple of weeks. You can enjoy a longer harvest period that way, than if you plant all the beans at the same time.

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