Susan Reimer, a garden writer for the Baltimore Sun, discusses a possible seed shortage in 2010 with the owner of D. Landreth Seed Co., which is celebrating its 225th year in the business, making it the oldest seed company in the United States.
Barbara Melera, owner of D. Landreth, tells Reimer’s Garden Variety blog, that a shortage is possible.
“Onion sets. And a cucumber seed shortage,” the seed merchant predicted. “We are being told that the cucumber harvest was catastrophic, attacked late in the season by woolly mildew. There was fruit, but no viable seeds inside. We are being told that many, many varieties simply won’t be available.”
May Dreams Gardens is among those who plan to order early.
What will you do?