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Seed shortages?

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I stumbled across a video from Ice Age Farmer a couple days ago entitled “Seed Companies Warn of Shortages, Delays – So Find Them Locally!

I don’t normally follow Ice Age Farmer he tends to be a little too doom’n'gloom for my taste but there’s no question he documents his statements up the whazoo.

What he said in this video was there are already seed shortages from major seed companies (he says the centralized model of seed production is breaking down), and to counteract that, backyard gardeners will need to look for local sources (friends, neighbors, seed exchanges, small seed companies, etc.) to get whatever seeds they’ll need for this spring.

Sure enough, some of the major seed companies had disclaimers on their websites:

I don’t pay much attention to seed companies (since we simply save seeds from year to year), but I found a few relevant articles, several of which state there is not a seed shortage so much as staffing shortages or other coronavirus-related interruptions:

Be Prepared for a Possible Seed Shortage: Mike Lizotte, co-owner and managing director of American Meadows and board president of the Home Garden Seed Association, said: “Get the seeds now and plan later. You’d be foolish to think you can wait until April to go to a big box store and still get all of the seeds you want; there might not be a seed shortage now, but that may not be the case two to three months from now.”

Staff shortages have Maine seed companies struggling to fill orders: “To prevent backlogged orders from getting unmanageable, seed companies have put a system in place whereby they will temporarily suspend customers’ ability to order seeds until the company has caught up at least somewhat with existing orders.”

Starting the Year Off with a BANG!:  “The big worry is not so much seed supply we’ve got plenty of that. It all goes back to COVID and our people.”

I touched on the issue of seed shortages in November, and last May I had a piece in the Organic Prepper entitled “Where to Get Seeds When Online Sources are SOLD OUT.” It might be worth re-reading that.

Yes, I know it’s January. But apparently it’s time to Think Spring.


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    • Anonymous

      I grow my own weed and this has been a problem for us growers forever. :cool:

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