I did not read yesterday's paper until after alert May Dreams Garden reader Robbie of Going Green Mama left a comment on my seed catalog personality test post about a potential vegetable seed shortage that she read about in our local paper.
Everyone stay calm.
I googled it and got some more information. Susan Reimer, who writes for the Baltimore Sun, wrote about a possible vegetable seed shortage, too, in her column on December 31st. You can read it and draw your own conclusions and decide for yourself what is best for you to do.
As for me, even though I should be taking down the outdoor Christmas lights, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, paying bills, organizing financial files for 2010, and shoveling more snow off the driveway, all while I would like to just be watching movies and gardening shows and reading gardening books and seed catalogs with my feet propped up and drinking sateady supply of iced green tea from Starbucks, I think I will actually order up my vegetable seeds, just in case.
Stay calm, do not panic... plenty of seeds for everyone... hopefully.
(Update... I just read my local morning paper and Susan Reimer's article about the potential vegetable seed shortage is in it. Word is spreading...)