Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Seed Packet Contradictions

Photo courtesy © Derya https://www.flickr.com/photos/lyre/

Seed packets can be so contradictory!  The glorious photo on the front grabs your attention as you're passing by. Suddenly you're fantasizing about filling a vase with gorgeous neon zinnias, or slicing up a zebra-striped heirloom tomato for a juicy sandwich. Ohhhh, summer! We can hardly wait!  Your reverie abruptly ends when you flip the pack over and you're confronted with codes, numbers, graphs and charts that can intimidate any gardener. Talk about a buzz kill! 

If you take a little time to understand "the back of the pack," your dream of harvesting that 1,000 pound pumpkin can come true.  This one-page Penn State publication will get you on your way!

- Kathleen Connally