Don’t wait too long to buy seeds for your vegetable garden. According to a recent AP story some of the more popular varieties may be difficult to find this year.
A combination of factors could cause seeds for home gardeners to be in short supply. Demand in the United States is up. A record number of people started vegetable gardens in response to the poor economy, the scares about contaminated commercial produce and a desire to be more green. European orders of US seeds have increased as their seed growers had a bad year. And finally, farmers that grow seeds are becoming scarce. It’s more profitable to grow corn for biofuel and many are no longer supplying seeds.