Part of being self sufficient is growing your own, not your hair, but your veggies. Browsing around today in order to buy some vegetable seeds I suddenly had a Doh moment. We talk about Amazon quit a bit for the best place to buy books and many other things but for some obscure reason had never thought about buying seeds from them.
I honestly don’t know why. It seems odd it it never even entered my head.
Here is the link to the fantastic range of seeds on Amazon.
Just be warned, some of the descriptions are a little daft. Apparently some of the broccoli seeds that are for sale are for “low carb” broccoli. How fascinating. There was me worrying about my weight if I ate too much broccoli!
What I did note was that there is a surprising amount of organic seeds for low prices. Many as low as normal seeds. This is good news as although I am no “yogurt knitter” and have no interest in knitting my own wellies I will take the organic option if it doesn’t mean having to mortgage the cottage to buy a bent carrot.
There are also plenty of cheap Organic Heirloom seeds to choose from and this is a great way to make the old veg patch a little more interesting and to also keep the chef busy thinking up new ways to display funny looking veg.
If we can keep the old heirloom varieties of seeds going then that is all for the good.
But please no comments about do they do seeds for low fat broccoli or low carb carrots.
In other news I will be making an obligatory post soon about the perfect Christmas gift for those interested in self sufficient living. What would your recommendation be? Mine would be a free house with a perfectly double dug vegetable patch and a few Cows thrown in for luck but I am guessing that not many of us will be getting that for Chrimbo.
A book seems a little more likely although now we have been brought out of the Dark Ages I really would like a Kindle Book reader as apparently they are now going to be shipped to the UK and 100 other countries. The Kindle is a great way to read books cheaply once the initial Kindle has been purchased. The only problem is that I would spill a glass of vino on it in about thirty seconds and be well and truly annoyed as well as being in the Dog house to say the least. If its the vino or a kindle I know what I will be choosing….
For a more self sufficient future.