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What Does Hermetically Sealed Mean

cavolfioreHermetically Sealed

Some of our customers have asked, “What does hermetically sealed mean?”

her·met·i·cal·ly [hur-met-ik-lee] adverb

so as to be airtight: hermetically sealed.

Why is this important?   Air deteriorates the quality of the seed.

I have a pretty little box I keep my seeds in. It’s overflowing with seeds packets. So on those days I’m planning to work in the garden, I bring out the pretty little box, spread seed packets all around the garden so I can visualize what to plant where.  Peas here, lettuce there, build a trellis for my cucumbers over there. 

Well, inevitably, at least one packet of seeds doesn’t make it into the ground because I ran out of daylight or I didn’t go back to that section of the garden.  For whatever reason, it or they don’t make it back into the pretty little seed box, so it can be days before I discover the packet either laying in the sun or damp from the night.

When I discovered “Franchi” seeds, it was like they designed these seed packets just for me. While the outer package may be weathered, the envelope inside is dry and unharmed. I can’t tell you how many packets of seeds I’ve lost to leaving them out in the elements.

“Protetta In Doppia Busta” means

“Protected in a double envelope.”

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Pea Planting Time

peasI've loved these past few sunny, warm days on the Northern California Coast. It motivated me to get out into the garden, clear some tall weeds and rototill. The first thing I'll be sowing are pea seeds. Yup, peas are the first to be planted. I'm planting an early variety that are super sweet and a little cooler temperature. Peas love cool weather.

Peas are one of the easiest vegetables to grow.

Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun.

Prepare the soil, add some compost and work it into the ground with a shovel or rototiller.

Mark your rows with a string attached to a marker/stick at each end of the row.

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