old seeds

Kenneth Hixson khixson@nu-world.com
Fri, 28 Mar 2008 20:36:35 PDT
Dear Members
> I suspect the seed companies wanted us to buy new supplies each year and 
> inferred, by dating their packets with a particular year, that fresh was 
> needed for germination.  

	There are federal laws requiring that seed
packages be marked with the year packaged, the
germinating percentage--within six months, I believe
--and country of origin.  Supposedly this prevents
seed companies from selling "bad" seed.
	Another well intentioned regulation from
"Big Brother".  How well the law is enforced is
another matter.


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