Seed sellers see business bloom as pandemic pushes demand

By Christine Maki, CBC News Ottawa, April 20, 2020

Since mid-March, Greta Kryger has been working 12-hour days, seven days a week stuffing seeds into envelopes and putting them in the mail. Things got so busy she had to shut down her website for a week to catch up with orders.

After three decades producing organic vegetable and flower seeds, Kryger was hoping to retire after this year. But instead of winding things down, she's dealing with three to four times the usual demand, all thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I could close today and have enough for my whole year of living," she said. "People say they're scared they won't have enough food. And because they're home now they have nothing else to do. It's an activity to do together with the kids."

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