The snow is melting, the temperatures are climbing, the bird chatter is getting louder AND our Eldorado Heirloom Seed Kits just arrived.

Ahhhh, spring and all its’ renewed energy.

Food costs are expected to double this coming year so I expect to see a larger number of people working to grow more of their own edibles themselves.   Which I happen to think is a beautiful thing.

Why heirloom seeds?

They’re a mark of independence.

The seed quality is better.

The seeds from these plants can be saved and replanted.

The nutritional integrity of the produce is greater and they’re more flavorful.

It’s a renewable, and self-sustainable food source.  If they’re handled correctly, you’ll never have to purchase seeds again.

Much more to come on all this……….

Cheers to the first signs of spring, my friends!

michele.

  1. Lewis says:

    To the person that said Michele is exaggerating that food will double in price.
    That planet do you live on?
    You need to pull your head out of the sand. It can more than Double in the next year,
    and not only because of failing crops around the world, But the dollar will buy less because it is being devalued by the FED, QE3 will be on the way soon. People in Zimbabwe and Argentina never thought they would pay $ 1,000 for a loaf of bread either.
    Look up Weimar Republic 1923 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI1i5yhwOz8&feature=fvwrel
    Food and oil are the first to go up, because we need them. We don’t need an iPad or TV.
    So for people that don’t think it can happen in the USA, Do your home work, trying reading history instead of watching Dancing with the stars, and don’t plant a Garden, and let me know how that all works out for you. Or take the blue pill and go back to sleep.

  2. micky says:

    food has doubled & its getting worse! Simple things like cereal have doubled. People always say they can’t afford organic but we all could IF everyone would start a little at a time. Stock up on things like flour to make breads, pies, rolls etc. its fun. Set aside one day a wk.

  3. michele beschen says:

    It’s ok, ….All it takes is a visit to the local grocer to do a quick study of the rising prices. And in some products, especially organic, fresh produce, and whole foods… I have seen them double from what they were a year or so ago. Will admit that my all-encompassing ‘double’ as a blanket statement for all items across the board may have been a bit ‘extreme’, and a simple note of fast rising prices would have been a better positioned reference, (we’re far from ‘sensationalists’ around here and do try to tackle subjects in a more practical, sensible manner than anything else) but at the end of the day I don’t think there are many that can argue that their grocery bills have had significant increases and that they are going to continue going in an upward direction….so taking it upon ourselves to grow what we can reasonably do ourselves makes healthy sense in more ways than one.
    Thanks for the chatter, everyone! CHEERS!!
    michele.

  4. Kate says:

    Walt, you need to take er’ easy. Growing your own food just makes sense-that’s it.

    peace and love.

  5. Todd says:

    Walt, have no fear. Prices are not doubled. They are easily 5 to 10 times what they were a decade or certainly two ago. When I grew up in the 70s-80s you could buy a VW for 3 to 5 thousand US. Today they start about 15,990 US.

    Please refer to my elaboration on this matter here:

    http://mypublicpapers.blogspot.com/2011/02/living-with-ambiguity-oh-that-one.html

    ………………………………………………. “Forsitan et haec nobis meminisse juvebit.”
    ………………………………………………………………….. -Odysseus

  6. Walt says:

    I’m all about growing my own food, and I did plant a garden in my backyard last summer that produced quite a bit of food. However, I have to take issue with your statement that “food prices are expected double.”

    Really? I think you’re engaging in extreme hyperbole. Inflation for food is not 100%. Check your facts and come in with a realistic statement and I’ll become a fan.

  7. Patti S. says:

    I have been astonished at the price of food at the grocery store the past few weeks. Everytime I go in, the prices are higher! I think starting a garden would be a good idea for everyone!
    Patti

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