Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
L Munro wrote:would you recommend we continue waiting for a 2018 seed listing or change plans and make our US orders from one of the other Oregon seed houses who carry some of Carols excellent varieties?
Until further developments, I'd recommend alternate sources. Many of Carol's varieties are carried by growers with the open seed source initiative: http://osseeds.org
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:
Wes Hunter wrote:
And to "save" $150 per year, you probably ought to take into consideration cost of building a solar dehydrator and cost of purchasing electric ones, plus upkeep on both options. Of course there are many variables (Did you buy electric ones new? On sale? Were they given to you? Did you purchase all new materials for a solar one? Use scraps already lying around?), but that might at least ensure you're comparing apples to apples.
I think bringing up that you need to build a dehydrator is fair but I think it's still quite a bit cheaper to build one with new materials than buying multiple electric ones at full price that may have some planned obsolescence built into them. Build a good solar dehydrator, take good care of it, and I think that puppy will cost very little when amortized over its lifetime.