Originally Posted by Bob3
As with most all seeds, germination results will diminish as time rolls on but with the sheer quantity of seeds you're going to be fairly well guaranteed of at least a "modest" crop coming up, even after a couple years, especially if the seed is refrigerated.
In FL you should be able to get several crops per year & after that, a fairly steady supply after your "patch" is established. (about 8-16 square feet is a good start, 32+ sq. ft better; a 4'x8' patch should keep you in bug dope near constantly for average home & "light industrial" use)
Why wait? The stuff is fairly robust, grows in most soils & even survives a light frost so you're in a near perfect climate for the stuff.
Just don't let me catch ya selling N. rustica seed on ebay (unless I get a %).
Wanna apply for a franchise?
Upping the soap content to above 1/4 to 1/2 tsp per gallon widens the "critter coverage" so it'll croak hard shell bugs after a few days.
Again, it's a "contact poison" so ya have to actually hit the offending bugs but at least its safe to use around bees if you're careful.
Is the address for your business as listed on your webpage correct for sending off the stamp and envelope?
You sure will get a % from any seeds that go to eBay, but not o will not likely be doing since right now I have several other projects I will have to compete first. Starting with catalpa trees and worms that locally can sell for up to a dollar each.