Seed Details You Need to Know BEFORE you Plant! | Pantry Chat

Hey you guys this is Josh and Carolyn With homesteading family and welcome to This week's episode of The Pantry chat Food For Thought this week we're talking About gardening and specifically about Reading seed packets and catalog Descriptions and nursery plant tags and Being able to decipher all the Information that's on them so that you Can grow a great Garden this year Because some of that information is Really important to know before you get Those plants into the ground absolutely And now is the time to be planning your Garden ordering your seeds and just Getting it together even if you're like Us in a cold climate Northern cold Climate some of you are already well on It and got starts going and might you Know if you're down south you may even Have some things out on the ground yeah We're actually even way up here getting Ready to start a few really early plants That are going to get transplanted out Into the cold frames and so I'm excited About that but really you know we're Saying now is the time In the world that we have at the moment It would have been really good to have Already had your seeds so hopefully you Already have them on hand if not get Them now well and you know something We're not even talking about really Starting to get ahead on your seats

We're actually your head and have a bit Of a stock and so while we're always Ordering new seeds and keeping them Fresh we don't necessarily have the Perfect long-term storage solution but We have a pretty good one Um it's good to just be staying ahead You know it's sweet weed I don't think We're having quite everybody's not quite As behind as they were I'm not sure I Haven't been hearing that I don't know If you are no as they were say a year Ago you know to two years ago but Um it'll come it'll come again so good To be ahead always good to be ahead good Yeah but before we get to that there's Just a little bit of Chit Chat and uh The catching up to do yeah we're just Here once a month now I yeah just with You and me yeah it's just Kendall Winston yeah you and I but we are going To be bringing on more guests we are in Fact coming up on the next regular Pantry chat is Mary from Mary's nest and She and I are having a great discussion About lessons we can learn and pull out Of the Great Depression era yeah and Learn from some of our elders and boy Has she got Amazing Stories it is really Fun we have a great conversation so Anyways that one is coming up in about Two weeks so it'll be good along with Um I'm gonna be having on a lot of the STS instructors our new instructors as

They're coming on and I can't commit to Anybody right at the moment because We're in discussions but we're going to Be trying to bring on those instructors As well onto the pantry chat and get to Know them a bit yeah some people don't Know what STS is School of traditional Skills if you don't know what STS is You're behind sometimes school Traditional skills is the online school That we launched last year uh to broaden The scale and the knowledge base that We're sharing with you guys to help you In your journey I like to say to Greater Health freedom and security within this Homesteading lifestyle and so we have Got instructors over at the school like Joel salatin and Paul gauchi from Back To Eden gardening of course Carolyn Sally Fallon Morrell Brandon Shearer The Farmstead meet Smith Um we just had on Dr Patrick Jones on Herbal first aid and Um we've got Patrick Rohrman coming up Soon with a class all about knives Homestead knives yay along with Homestead design I'm really excited About this one Nicholas burtner from School of permaculture is going to be Creating a homestead design class based From permaculture methodology for us as Well so those are some of the upcomings Besides a lot more stuff so we'll make Sure there's a link down below uh to the

School of traditional skills if you're Not familiar with that yet and I need to Be careful not to bump the screen Stop wiggling the camera honey Get excited so anyways but besides that What's going on with you which I think Starts right here oh what's going on With me I think yeah I mean we didn't Talk about this one first because this Is this is a big part of things that I Like to do and I'm really excited about Is our magazine here at Homestead Thicker it is this one more content is Like 50 something pay I wish I could I Don't know Can you are you on the right look at all Of this that's a little hard to see but It is It is cool it is really neat and it's uh Something that I really love getting to Work on Um this issue is all about convenience Meals and so we really dive into Convenience meals Um and some of that is canning learning How to can some convenience meals we Talk about cooking we talk about Great Depression cooking we talk about all Sorts of amazing things dehydrating Freeze drying we cover all sorts of Topics in here so it's mostly Well there's a lot of fresh cooking too Um but uh there is a lot of how to Preserve things which is just something

That's a little hard to get your hands On like how to preserve whatever the Food is [Music] Um Particular Foods usually we're covering One type of food but we really felt like This type of time of year it's a great Time to start getting extra convenience Meals on your shelf or in your freezer Or you know maybe even just in the Fridge for later in the week and so we Really dove into that here this is uh There's a baked oatmeal recipe in here That is amazing we're enjoying it a ton At our house so anyway so I've been Working on this if you don't know about This if you have not subscribed to this Yet I will put the link below because it Is a monthly digital magazine this is The only physical copy in existence I Just want to be yeah clear yet we are Working towards a physical magazine but It's gonna be at least a year out so Don't get too excited well and and you Know for that reality to come we need You guys to jump in and help with the Digital that's what helps growing it It's getting thicker it's getting more Content in it and Um you know the more subscribers we get There the more we can grow this because While we love digital products we also Know we love we know you guys love

Physical products and want to have some Of these things in their hands but it's A big Endeavor to to produce this and We're doing a kind of grass roots so Yeah yeah jump in and check it out so Anyways I've been working on that but Aside from that I'm just you know I'm Working on growing baby here She's got this app you know look at that Traditional living meets new technology And so you've got this app and said that He was a cantaloupe But like 18 inches we were both like Isn't that more like a watermelon yeah I've never seen an 18 inch five and Something pound Antelope that I know I don't know I Don't walk around with a scale looking At cantaloupes either so Um baby's getting big we're getting Close we're about 40 days as of this Filming to the due date so that is Coming up quickly which means I am in Like full-blown nesting mode we are Organizing we are cleaning I'm No place is safe from me at the moment In this house and we're getting a lot Done and just kind of getting getting Ready you're glowing you have this you Have this beautiful third trimester Club Here Are you getting ready for motherhood and You're happy and healthy and And totally uncomfortable

So thank you well so that is a lot of What I've been up to what about you got My feet up um Coffee table where I'm not supposed to And just kicking back watching watching Me work huh that's right Oh well a lot of planning this time of Year and Um one of the big thoughts on our mind This year is orcharding and perennials We have quite a few trees that were here On the property and we've been doing a Lot of infrastructure uh over the last Several years increasing or implementing Infrastructure changes Water Systems Um uh shaking land besides all the Normal stuff and it's I keep wishing we Got to get to trees we've got to get to More trees we have we actually have a Nursery with 50 something trees in it That it's a little random but there are A lot of local trees from around here And so really starting to think about That a lot to see what we can do this Year along with just honing in as we've Talked about in other Pantry chats what Are our major projects and what are we Going to focus on first what can we do So a lot of thinking going into that Along with just building the school of Traditional skills this is a lot of my Wintertime work right now and uh we're Building team we've got just people Coming on that are helping grow the team

And lift the work a little bit because It's a lot of it's been a lot of work For you it's been a lot of work for me And a lot of others so we're hiring Bringing new people in and then just Finding instructors and like I said We've got a couple of them coming up a Couple more the dougherties if you guys Are familiar with Sean and Beth Daugherty are going to be teaching some Classes this summer very excited about Them Um those those are the ones I know I can Talk about right now because we're Committed along with some others so just A lot of work on Um class planning uh structuring these Classes and then getting them filmed so I'm still traveling a bit this year Actually directing and producing the Filming of these classes yeah yeah it's It's exciting it's exciting to see it All come together it's like a collection Of the classes that I Um wish that I had when I started Homesteading but also the classes that I Wish I had right now so I'm really Excited because there's a lot of classes That I'm like oh I've needed this class For so long even this far into my Journey so it makes me excited I'm like Oh good you're gonna do that class Because I totally need to learn that Skill well and the biggest complaint

We've had about the school because you Can't make everybody happy right is Where were you three years ago right Where were you five years ago I needed Just this just this class set and we're Trying to build a school in a way that's Helping you with the journey not just Random classes as it gets a little bit Bigger we're going to do some more maybe Sideways fun stuff and crafting and and More of the the the crafting and some of Those skills but right now we're trying To build out classes that help you guys On your journey accelerate the path and We've heard that from a lot of people Like this is awesome you should have Been here five years ago well we're here Now I agree I agree with that okay we're Here now and uh we'll we'll get them up It's a lot of work it's a lot of Production this is not YouTube filming No this this is professional high Quality filming with high quality Education to where we're not wasting any Time we're working through processes to Help you you know spend minimal amount Of time in front of the screen learning I mean that's part of it but then to get You out there quickly mastering the Skill Um so that's that's exciting stuff it's Fun to be doing you can tell this is Something we're really passionate about Because we get excited starting to talk

About it even though we've been working Really hard on it for the last couple of Years yeah it still makes us excited so So if you haven't checked it out the Link will be in the show notes or in the Description uh depending on where you Are watching or listening in for you uh Here for the pantry chat and before we Move on I want to say one last thing Make sure even if you go over and check It out and you're not ready to subscribe I know subscriptions are a commitment Um make sure you get on the email list Because we are starting a blog there It's going to be a very in-depth blog And like homesteading family it's going To have complementary resources and and Knowledge base there coming and we're Working on getting a lot of that content Out so there's going to be a lot of Education besides just the subscription Model so and there's a lot of free Training well yeah there's live every Month we've got a new instructor with a New skill just about every month there's A community launching uh in April so at Least get over there and get on the Email list so you stay up to date with What's going on and take advantage of The resources there as they're coming Okay yep Question of the day I actually put two On there today but I think they're both For me so you can ask him alrighty

Skydiving comrade 1648 says a whole year Regarding a whole Year's worth of lard In one day video my question is how many Whole animals were needed to produce This much Did you know I got to go skydiving for My 18th birthday you did I did you were Actually there you got to watch me not Die as I came out of the plane but my Brother took me skydiving for my Birthday it was pretty cool fun thing Okay how many whole animals are lard in Your hand I did not have a jar of lard In my hand which is probably good Because Um that's a lot of force coming against You I would have lost the jar of lunch how Many animals did it need to produce as Much so you do you remember how much Lard two is what we butchered that year Was to Um But they weren't like small like the Kuni Kunis they were kind of moderate Sites they were moderate size yeah yeah They weren't full-size commercial pigs But they were a lard Pig which is what We've gone to raising primarily where There was the they were amazing they Were a mangalita red waddle cross so Definitely Um definitely a lard Pig maybe not as Much as the coonies but solid lard and

You had what's that 64 quarts I forget I Think it was a lot of lard and we're Still using it Um we've almost gotten through all of The shelf stuff and we're about nine Months from where we did that that was Last May I think And I still have some of the stuff I I Like to stash some in the freezer Because you know if you start going over About that year mark it can start to go Rancid if it's just shelf stored so I Put a little bit in the freezer and then I pull that out right at the end of the Year to use that we could probably get Through we just have to be really Serious about like this is the lard that We're going to use this year and then Right about this date we need to do the Next rendering which we have a freezer Full of raw fat that I need to rinse Before we get to Spring we do so we are Kind of back to that moment but about Two pigs for the whole family yeah and That's a lot to use lard in just about Everything at this point unless it's Table butter we saved butter for the Table yeah and it is amazing you cannot Tell the difference from well-rendered Lard to butter when it's inside Something yeah it just Um cookies quick breads the things you Think that you would never want lard in Because you'd taste it nobody does it's

It's a good use of it yeah cool uh Catherine day 5743 on the video how to Strip and re-season a cast iron pan I'm in Germany because I'm in the Military and need to re-season our pans I don't have access to a fire pit or a Wood burning stove or a self-cleaning Oven can I remove the old seasoning with Steel wool yes you can it just does Require a lot of scrubbing so scrub Scrub scrub wash scrub scrub scrub you Just have to really get it down to its Non-shiny non-seasoned surface and then Yeah you betcha you can do that all Right cool all right good stuff so we're Gonna get on to main topic main topic And talking about seed packets how to Read seed packets which sometimes can be A bit confusing they're all a bit Different they are all a bit different And you know sometimes you need to find This information actually in the Seed Catalog because it's not on the seed Packets especially if you start working With smaller more local companies they May not have you know they may just have Like a standard seed packet and then Somebody's handwriting on names which we Always recommend try to go local as Local as you can for especially for Something like seeds if you can get good Quality seeds from your local area that Is just absolutely ideal but it can get Difficult and I gotta say some of the

Seed catalogs I don't know if you've Experienced that or you guys have but You're reading along and you're like I Know I need to have this this amount of Days for a melon I can't have anything Longer and then it's like this one has The day length this one has the day Length and then this listing doesn't Have a day length just randomly it's Some information is available some is Not for different companies and for Different plants and so it can be a Little hit or miss this uh what we're Talking about today also applies to the Tags that you might get in a nursery if You go to buy transplants from a nursery Some of this information is going to be On there and again some is not and You're going to have to piece together The missing information the best you can One quick tip I'm going to throw at you Right at the beginning I always save the paper copies for the Year of the seeds that I order Paper copies of the catalog For the seeds that I order from that Company that way if I need to go back And reference something and it's not on The seed packet I can go find the Listing for it in the catalog and that Usually will give you more description So save those catalogs make sure while Local and Regional is very important you Do want to make sure that it's quality

We're we're getting more and more Options across the country but you do Want to make sure that you have good Quality seeds it's nothing more Frustrating than buying all your seeds And getting 50 germination and knowing You've done everything else right There's certainly other reasons you Could have bad germination but you need Good quality seats so just just make Sure you understand your Source do some Research if you find a new source wow They're Regional they're close cool try To try to do some diligence and make Sure that the people are happy with them Yeah yeah definitely so okay let's talk About some of the information that you Might run into very Basics right across The top up it's going to be the plant Usually I mean this is this is a baker Creek Heirloom Seeds this is a strictly Medicinal so they're gonna you know you Can see I like how big Baker does it Just you know right away when you see There's a base okay you know it's basil But here they're telling you this is Valerian at the top you probably can't Read that adapt is one of our favorite Regionals and right down here they're Going to tell you this one's beets so I'm going to tell you the plant then It's going to tell you the specific name The variety Um like blue what is that blue spice

Basil that sounds good blue space One thing to note about the variety is Those can change over time the variety Needs yeah and sometimes it's kind of a Marketing boy like oh let's call this One amazing instead of you know blue Spice or something so those can change Especially on non-patented seeds which Hopefully you're Growing non-patented Seeds something that does not have a Patent on it so it's open source Um somebody can change that name so just Be aware if you're tracking you know Historically these seeds start having Stories about what they've been called So just need to be aware it can and Things disappear and you've got to look For it you can't find it anymore because Somebody remarketed it which in that Case it is I think it's importantly Important especially with herbs for the Latin designation you're not going to See a lot of times on your regular Annual vegetable garden seeds the Latin Designations sometimes but hopefully you Almost always see it along with your Herbs like this Valerian here right that Becomes really important Carolyn can Speak to that more about knowing the Latin titles when when you're when You're growing herbs medicinally yeah it Definitely does because you have Multiple plants with the same names Hyssop is a really good example of that

You have a hyssop that's one type of Plant then you have another hyssop with The common name that's an entirely Different type of plant and they're both Named that in the common name so when You get into something like a medicinal Herb you really want to be paying Attention to the Latin names before you Buy the seeds make sure you make sure You're getting the plant you think You're getting and you're trying to get So that may or may not again like Josh Said that's probably not going to be on Your seed packets because do they have It on no adaptive has it in the Description which was the next part I Was looking to see their description Because some do yeah which is nice Especially for those of you that really Like to get them in the details for your Vegetables though your varietal name is Not going to be on the Latin name right So just just so you know yeah another Thing that can be really really helpful Not necessary you can see as we're Looking at these two seed packets They're two very different things is Either a picture of the herb or a Dr or Plant or a drawing of it Um especially if you're brand new to Growing something you know uh I I I'm Gonna throw out a movie here I think Back of the movie Secondhand Lions where They end up planting a whole thing of

Corn right because they don't know They're brand new gardeners and they all Look the same and they plant the whole Thing corn Without realizing it it can be really Helpful to know what plant you're Looking for in your garden especially if You're doing like a Cottage Garden where Maybe not everything's in straight rows And labels and descriptions can hence Help with that uh you know like the Strictly medicinal has a nice Description down here as does the Adaptive Um and the baker's Creek does not have Much of a written description so Um I think they do have more of a Written description in their catalog Though like you were mentioning so it is Helpful to get to understand you know The performance of the plan a little bit Of description how it does and how it Might do in your environment that's Especially when you're you are going to Pick a specific variety of beet or Tomato or something it's actually Extremely important to know because what There's a big difference between Zucchini that are Vining and trailing Versus zucchini that are Bush type and They're going to take up a lot of Different space in your garden like That's a big difference between those Two types of things so you really do

Need to get a basic description of the Plant again sometimes that means going To the catalog and looking for that Information and so take the time Especially if you're new and you don't Know your varieties and you've got a Certain space you're working with you're Doing a new Garden you need to know These things you need to not just go buy Zucchini right you need to know what That variety of zucchini how it's going To perform for you in the location the Space and everything else going on and That's going to help you a lot okay Something In the seed packet or the catalog and or The plant tag and you really really Really need to get a grip on this Particular thing is your plant Designations and this is going to Include whether your plant is organic it Should be labeled if it's truly organic It should be if it's organically Whether it's a hybrid or open pollinated Or non-GMO those things are all Important and we have covered this in Detail we actually have blog posts out About this so I'm not going to go into All these things right now I'm sure you Guys have heard a lot of talks about it But I don't want to get bogged down in What all these things are also heirloom That'll be on there Um and then if it's grown usually

Outside of the United States there might Be a fair trade label on it I don't I've Never seen any fair trade label for Something that's grown inside the United States and I don't think there is a Reason why you would do that honestly Because of our labor laws here in the United States yeah we generally you know We're supposed to have the labor laws That help I'm sure that's doing things Well hopefully you're able to grow seeds That to grow plants from seeds that were Inside your own country but if not fair Trade is always a great thing to look at So next Hardiness Zone and Emily really applies for if you're Growing perennials like this Valerian Right here this is a perennial herb yeah And you need to know your hardiness is Zone so the whole country is mapped out In in zones based on the lowest Experience temperature which helps Determine which varieties you can grow And again we're talking about perennials The discussion is a little bit different For annual vegetables but for your Perennial herbs your perennial fruits Your trees you gotta know your hardiness Zone it's really easy to look up on USDA site somewhere we can I'm sure we Can get a link for that down below if You don't know it This does not have it on the packet so

This is one you have to go to the Catalog so this is just information you Really need to know before you even buy The seeds will this overwinter at your Location and if not some plants can be Grown as an annual even if they won't Overwinter yeah they'll die back they'll Die the tops completely die back but They'll grow back from that sometimes Some sometimes if you grab it as an Annual they might completely die off Like tomatoes are technically perennials But for most of us in the United States They're not you know they die back Completely 100 every single year and They're not going to come back we've got Friends that are growing peppers as Perennials up here they bring them Inside bring them inside it's pretty Cool yeah and so that's that's a whole Other discussion yeah Um let's see so it's over something else There but okay In Oftentimes they're going to talk about When to plant often times sometimes Maybe if you're lucky they're going to Talk about when to plant well and There's some things that go in and go Together with when to plant I guess go And start with that yeah yeah that seems To be really hit or miss honestly and Information on catalogs they kind of Assume that you know when to grow your

Tomatoes or when to start your basil Um and one thing that we've found Incredibly helpful is a Clyde's Garden Plant absolutely yeah it just it kind of Takes all that information and it puts It into one including a lot of the next Things that we're going to talk about When it comes to information that may or May not be on the on the seed packet so This is one thing that especially again If you're working with these companies That have the seed packets or the Catalogs that are maybe a little shy in Information Get yourself a Clyde's garden planner They they only cost a couple dollars and They kind of just Encompass all the Information right here so you don't need To go scramble and look for it well the Seed companies aren't gonna they're not Gonna give you this kind of chart where You can take your last frost date last Frost date and then line up a planting Schedule so that's where you really need Something like clients especially if You're brand new as you get to know your Property you kind of start to know those Things but we even come back and Reference them at times because we Haven't grown something in a while or Just you know need need a little help of Strategy so very very helpful well and You're really bringing out a great point Because the seed companies are going to

Say you know three weeks before your Last frost date when you have something Like a Clyde's you actually line up what Is your last prostate right here with That red lime and so instead of three Weeks before or after your last frost Date you end up with a date you can Write on your calendar which is really Really helpful sure is okay good okay so A few key other things that you want to Be thinking about and Um which is kind of you know sprouting Days ideal temperature seed depth plant Spacing is it frost hardy how much sun Does it need these are all the ones that Baker Creek gives which is really really Nice Um not all seed packets do that but you Need to know these things you need to Know the planting depth of the seed now Good rule of thumb is twice the length Of the seat right Um but not always I plant carrots deeper Than that and yeah and I started getting Excellent success with carrots so I tend To air a little bit deeper but knowing That planting depth and then a lot of See this has it here C depth quarter Inch for this basil yeah so very good Germination with that yeah and again the Rule of thumb the smaller the seed the Closer to the surface you plant it right Generally yeah yeah Um I mean this tells you like how long

To expect it to sprout six to ten days It's very very handy yeah nice Especially if you're new and you're like Is it coming is it coming you know or if You're starting it indoors yeah or Working with seeds that you don't know If the germination rate is very good Maybe your little older seed and you get To that 10 day mark it says six to ten Days and you're not seeing anything it's Like no problem you better start again Ideal soil temperature that's real nice To know different varieties do well you Know spinach will Sprout as low as like 35 degrees in the soil it doesn't grow Very well because I was proud of it Going oh cool I can get spinach going Really early and yeah it comes up and it Sits there Um but nonetheless it's very helpful to Know because you don't want to be you Know you you could be planting seeds They're not coming up and you're Thinking your germination rate's bad When your soil is just too cool right so You need to know that about the variety That you're planting now all of the seed Spacing things that they talk about and That's another one that's on here when We talk about speed seed spacing plant Spacing row width row what do you call That Width and distance or something I don't Know well how apart the rows are versus

How far apart the plants are within Their row yeah all of those things Put them on something like Like very very general Guideline And those things should really when you Get into a little bit more advanced Gardening they should really be Determined more by your soil and your Water and your climate and the actual Situation of your garden than they are By a seed packet or the type of seed and We've really found that true some things We can really pack in there some things And in some locations you really need to Give more space maybe you just don't Have enough water yeah you're in a dry Environment we we saw once in Mexico in A very dry environment rows of Watermelons the the rows were 20 feet Apart and the plants were 10 feet apart Now American agriculture would just load That and think what a space ways to Space however this was dry farming in a Very dry environment environment I don't I think there are like 11 to 12 inches Of rain a year dry farming and those Plants were huge and Lush with giant Watermelons on them so there's a lot of Factors to to understanding how you want To do it but I think the takeaway Especially if you're getting started And you've got General good conditions In your learning you know just start

With a general plant spacing that's Recommended and then you'll learn as you Go right and so that is useful to have And I think clients even Um the nice thing about Clydes is it Gives uh you know suggestions for uh a Lot of varieties not everything in the Book but certainly helps you out with a Lot of it we're talking a lot about Clients today and it's because we Actually use this in our house every Single year and all through Um you know this is actually the tool That we use and we love so that's why We're talking about it and we refer back To it all the time is because We have one of these things like slid in Every Garden uh notebook that we have Because we just come back to it all the Time yeah we have a few and Clyde's does Give a discount they're not expensive at All to begin with but we do have a Coupon code or something we'll get that Down there as well yeah and and that'll Give you a little bit off of off of the Thing some other things that might be on Your plant tag or your seed Um packet if not find out in the catalog Is how much sun versus shade a plant Needs now when we're talking about your Regular annual vegetable garden for the Most part you kind of want a lot of sun Just like you want a Sunny Spot There are times though that you might

Not like if you live in a very very hot Area and you're trying to grow greens Throughout the summer you may want some Shade there well and your greens a lot Of your brassicas they they you know They can go in a place if you've got a Garden that does have you know not as Long as direct sunlight they can do well In those environments the general rule Of thumb is that if a plant says on the Packet that it needs full sun we're Talking six to eight hours of direct sun A day if we're talking about part sun or Sometimes it says part shade yes they're The same thing Um it means more like three to six hours Usually with a preference for the Afternoon being the shade time when it's Excessively hot so just just to give a Guideline for that well the other thing This knowledge helps you do is Strategize where you're going to plant Your garden especially the smaller space You have you really want to maximize and Be careful you don't want I say corn Shading out your peppers or something That needs a lot of sun and a lot of Heat and so understanding the needs of The plant can help you understand how to Lay out your garden and getting maybe Some of the taller things to the Backdrop you know once you know your Your um Position I'm losing the right word but

Um and and get that planting in the Right order so that that things that are Tall that need more sun don't shade out Things that are short that need more sun Right on the other hand those tall Things that need more sun can Intentionally shade things that need a Little less than a little less you want To grow some lettuce through the summer That doesn't do so well in the heat get It under that corn yeah and lots of Strategies like that plus ones you can Do another really important thing to pay Attention to and this I'm finding more And more important for us in fact this Year I'm going to be calendaring out and Putting on the calendar this date which I've never done before and that's the Days to maturity on a plant I want to Start tracking actually how long a plant Variety so you're going to actually Track them because we've we've we've Planned and we've actually tried to Plant part of this is like planning your Planting season So that you stagger your harvest season So that's part of it I think what you're Talking about is actually like we Haven't actually like tracked it super Well how did it turn out real well in a Very technical way absolutely that way I Can have a real rough idea in the Kitchen and for Harvest Um to when I need to actually Harvest

Something and be prepared to harvest Something so you guys Um Those are the top things that you need To look for either on your seed packet Your plant tags somewhere you need to Look for those things Um before you order the seeds before you Buy the plant or at least before you Stick it in the ground so you can Understand it well and as you're Planning you don't want to go do all the Planning and then go do this you kind of Need to do a combination so that you're Buying the right varieties for your Garden plant that's going to help bring It all together and help create more Success in your garden absolutely we Have a bunch of blog posts on these Things for you guys so that you can Actually get the written uh you know Version of it so we'll make sure to put Those in the description below so that You can check those out including Choosing seeds and when to start your Seeds indoors how to start them things Like that so you guys it's been great Hanging out with you today and we'll see You in two weeks for an interview with Mary for Mary's nest fun happy planning Goodbye bye

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