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The Market

November 14th, 2017

I’m slowly getting the Cultivate Simple Market going. This weekend Mr Chiots set up the e-commerce site for me, now I need to watch a few videos and start adding products. I also made 100 seed packets. The text/lines are printed and I stamp the image above them. I’ll be using these to package all the seeds I harvested from the garden this summer. I’m also planning on selling empty ones for those that save their own seed.

Overall, I’m super happy with the way they turned out. I’m looking forward to using them for seed I save myself and for gifting them to gardening friends. Stay tuned, I’m working hard to get the store up and running in a week or two.

Do you save seed from your garden?

7 Comments to “The Market”
  1. Jaye Whitney on November 14, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Yes! But they’re stored in very attractive bags around the house until they’ve dried and then are put into equally unattractive jars and bottles once they have dried! ;-)

    Your envelopes and stamps are so great!!! And I love the brown paper.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on November 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Susy, I have a friend that I gets some of my garden produce. She saves the seeds and gives them back to me. So, indirectly, I do have saved seeds to plant.

    Have a great seed saving day.

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  3. Zerilda on November 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Love the packets, and the brown paper. Yes I save seeds and just now I bought a bunch of seeds from Caleb’s Renaissance Seeds, for next year. ( he is a local gardner and author of gardening books for our area. Then as I try some of his, I will save seeds from them. Just like our pioneer ancestors did as they traveled west.
    We live in high deseret area ( over 4000 ft altitude and the second driest state in the union. We do have irrigation water, but some things are a challenge. Good luck with your new enterprise

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  4. Misti on November 14, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Yay! But more importantly, what about that Chiot’s Run blend of roasted coffee?? ;)

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    • Susy on November 14, 2017 at 10:11 am

      I’ll have to tell Mr Chiots, that might be something he would provide.

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  5. Chris on November 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Love your seed packets with the different stamped garden images! :)

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  6. Sacha on November 15, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love saving seeds. I used to have a job collecting and cleaning native plant seed here in Washington. In my garden, I save lettuce seed, bachelor button seed, breadseed poppy seed, scarlet runner bean seed, edamame seed, dry bean seed, green bean seed. This year, I’m trying to propagate a fernleaf full moon maple, after seeing one for $70 at my local nursery, so I’ve saved a bunch of maple seed, in case my two cold stratification trials fail this winter.

    Even though I save a lot of seed, I’m pretty excited to have the opportunity to buy some seed from your farm. Those envelopes are a lot prettier than my dirt-smeared taped together business envelopes.

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