All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid,
organic, heirloom garden seeds. Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge AND the Declaration of Seed Freedom.
$10 Order Minimum
Most orders place Monday-Thursday ship within 48 hours, except for Holidays.
May 20, 2016
Before we get started with our Weekend Super Specials.....VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th
means orders will not ship out that Monday. If you want your SEEDS to
arrive prior to Memorial Day weekend, NOW is the time to place your
orders!!! Sunday, May 22nd is the unofficial "cutoff" to place your
order if you want your seeds to arrive before Memorial Day.
**Don't forget about our SQUASH offer! Use discount code "SQUASH10" in the appropriate box at checkout to receive 10% off all Squash and Pumpkin seeds. Offer ends May 31st
Mary's SUPER Specials!
I had this CRAZY idea
last night to offer a few select varieties and items on sale for this
weekend only. That's right! These specials are available NOW thru
Sunday, May 22nd at midnight and while supplies last!
Coconut coir growing medium
comes from the coconut's fibrous husk (known as coir) that is bound
together by lignin (known as pith). After the husk is immersed in
water for 6 weeks, the fiber is extracted mechanically, and the pith
is left behind as a waste product and stored in heaps to age. Since
the pith comes from the fruit, it is quite naturally rich in
nutrients. Coconut coir growing mediums are dehydrated and compressed
into a compact form for easy handling. With the addition of water,
coir expands to an easy to work with growing medium. The addition of
water increases the volume 3 to 9 times, depending on the packaging of
products. This process results in a 100% organic, biodegradable
growing medium, making it a natural and safe growth medium of choice
BACK in Stock at Mary's Heirloom Seeds: 1.5 pounds compressed brick Add water to increase volume 3 to 9 times!
peat moss, which is highly acidic, coconut coir has a neutral pH
level. Most garden vegetables and flowers grow best in neutral to
slightly alkaline conditions. When you use peat to amend a garden bed,
an addition of agricultural lime is often necessary to combat the higher
acidity. With coconut coir, limestone isn't necessary unless the soil
naturally has a higher pH level. Coir use results in both a monetary
and a labor savings, since you don't need to purchase further pH
amendments nor work them into the soil.
improves soil drainage in the bed while also helping to retain
moisture in quick-draining soils. Since coir breaks down slowly, much
like peat, it creates air pockets in the soil that allow excess moisture
to drain away from plant roots. The coir itself holds onto some
moisture so the drainage doesn't occur too quickly and the soil doesn't
dry out completely. These dual drainage and retention properties allow
coir to improve moisture management in both heavy clay soils and dry,
-Peat moss, which coir replaces as a soil amendment, takes decades to regrow once harvested. Coir
is completely sustainable since it is a natural byproduct of coconut
harvests, and coconut trees produce new coconuts every year. Using the
coir in the garden keeps it out of the landfill where it would
otherwise go. Coir can take a decade or longer to fully break down in
these landfills, so it's more sustainable to use it to improve your