20 Warning Signs You’re a Seed Junkie

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Recognizing the Signs of Seed Addiction

Are you a seed junkie? The first step in recovering from addiction is recognizing that you have a problem. If you answer ‘yes’ to 2 or more of the following questions, you just might be a seed junkie.

20 Warning Signs that You are Addicted to Seeds:

  1. You have more seed packets than you will ever be able to plant.
  2. Organizing your collection reveals that you have several packets of each variety.
  3. You faint at the mere thought of organizing your collection.
  4. You purchase seeds because the package is pretty or will look nice with your other packets.
  5. There are seed packets in your collection dating back to the Nixon administration.
  6. You can’t bear to give or throw away packages of seeds, because someday you’ll plant them.
  7. You dream about seed catalogs and wake up ranting that you ‘need more beans!’
  8. You’ve ever run to the mail box in your pajamas in December in anticipation of seed catalogs, only to slip into a funk for the rest of the day if they haven’t arrived yet.
  9. You begin purchasing seeds for next year, before this year’s garden is put to rest.
  10. There are numerous drool spots in your seed catalogs.
  11. The zombie apocalypse seems like a rational reason for buying extra seeds.
  12. Your family is considering an intervention and consequent seed giveaway.
  13. People start giving you seed packets for holidays and your birthday, because they don’t know what else to give you.
  14. You’ve ever lost a pet in your seed collection. And you still haven’t found it.
  15. The beer fridge in your basement has been over run by seed packets.
  16. You forget your kids’ birthdays and give them seed packs in place of toys.
  17. You insist you can stop buying seeds anytime. After this one last order.
  18. Your spouse hides the seed catalogs, credit card, and check book starting around Thanksgiving.
  19. You hear the term ‘Seed Money’ and you don’t realize they’re talking about a business start up.
  20. You need to build a climate controlled addition on your house to contain your seed collection.

Are you a seed junkie? Are you recovering from a seed addiction? Do you know of any 12 step programs I can join?



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