Last year, 2020, seed suppliers saw a massive uptick in people buying seeds and gardening. It was a combination of people sheltering in place and others concerned about our food supply due to shortages at the grocery store.
We bought basic seeds, and we successfully grew tomatoes, beans, peppers, squash, cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, and beets. It was enough to supplement our meals, and we were able to put some up as well. We scored a great deal on a pressure canner, too!
In December we realized some of our seeds needed to start mid-January (indoors) and so we bought our seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, American Meadows, and Michigan Bulb.
We are glad we did! Just yesterday we saw posts on social media from some of the seed suppliers talking about shutting down their websites for a few days to catch up on order processing. Other suppliers were already OUT of seeds for 2021. Others are out of pre-sale fruit trees and won’t have any until 2022!
The moral of the story, if you plan on growing what you sow…… find seeds now.