Texas Ag Commissioner Staples Update on Garden Seed

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Texas Ag Commissioner Staples Update on Garden Seed

Published on April 08, 2014 by Larry Crippen

It’s spring, and people in Walker County have begun planting their gardens in hopes of a good crop of vegetables this year.

Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples tells us “Texas seed law requires several items to be printed on vegetable seed packets. That includes the kind and variety, lot number and the name and address of the company or person who labeled the seed.”

Staples says, “One of the most important items to look for is the germination test date . . . .”


Staples says, “By purchasing vegetable seed with current test dates, you’re doing everything to insure that you have viable seeds for a successful garden.”

The Ag Commissioner also says, “Any vegetable seed packet you purchase now should be labled ‘packed for 2014,’ or show a test date that has been completed in the past nine months.”

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