All 2013 Tomato Seeds Packaged

Here’s the last stack of tomato seeds from the 2013 season, packaged today:

Last stack tomato seed saving 2013

And here are all the seeds (2013 tomato seeds only), roughly sorted:

Tomato Seed Inventory 2013 seeds only

Lot’s of wonderful new varieties “discovered” among these!  But final sorting, data entry and website work still to come.

Other seed drying and packaging completed in the past few days:

Peppers, lettuce, chard, radish, flowers, eggplant, melons, cucumbers, herbs, okra, amaranth, ground cherry, goji berry, tomatillo, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, celery, spinach, onion, garlic, chives, squash (except a few winter squash), spinach, arugula, other greens, beans, corn and peas.

In 2013 I attempted to expand the business somewhat by contracting some part-time help.  This turned out to be a very bad idea from a financial perspective.  Through 3 quarters, they put in 17% of the hours but took home 98% of the profits.  [This left me with a starvation wage, even by the standards of the Democratic Republic of the Congo – but fortunately my work involves food production so I have not starved…]  Accordingly and regrettably, this means I will be cutting way back on the seedling and vegetable production aspects of the business in 2014, focusing on seeds, and pursuing additional means of income.


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