I had to do something like that with snap pea seeds that
ranged from three to five years old. I keep checking on
them, but only a few have poked through the dirt so far.
Keeping fingers crossed.
Except for a few seeds that a neighbor picked up for me
over the past couple of months, I'm mostly having to
rely on older leftover seeds.
My other neighbor who usually orders for both of us from
Pinetree Seeds, was dealing with her husband's illness
(he passed away last month) and never got around to making
the order. My other in-person source(s) have both gone out
With the lockdown, I haven't ventured out far enough to
check the big box stores nor my other source for plants
and seeds that's 45 miles away.
I'm dealing with things as best I can and have two vegetable
beds planted with snap peas (which may or may not work), two
types of lettuce, and broccoli.
Nyssa, who also has started some tomato and pepper seeds
from last year and has hopes that they'll do the job
I had horrible germination rates on my slicing tomatoes and the 3
kinds of peppers I planted . I've already talked to my plant guru and
will be picking up some seedlings in a few days . But for right now ,
our hens have been outproducing our appetite for eggs , I'm thinking
about beating a bunch and freezing them in a muffin tin . Then I can pop
'em out and bag them for later .
We used to outproduce out need and/or want for eggs, too. Friends wanted
to buy them from us, so, occasionally we'd take some cash for eggs and
put that $ into buying either scratch, or bedding for the chickens.
Last summer when the hens were in full production mode we took the
excess to a small veggie stand and split the proceeds with them . That
might not be an option this year , and we now have a second freezer -
our son gave us a small chest unit that he no longer needs . Might as
well fill it up .
You know what, I planted they two inch ends of green
onions (scallions) from the store last year in my feral
bin just to see what would happen. They are going great
guns! I have actually ripped off a few leaves this
year when the snow broke them. Interesting, they are
not all perfect straight leaves like at the store.
Tried planting eggs. No chicken popped up. They just
started to smell bad after a while. Maybe I should dig
a few back up and hide them in the neighbors Easter Eggs
WHAT ???? Okay, I think I am funny.