Before we get started on all of the wonderful and educational
info on Growing In Containers, we have another special announcement.
Last week when we shared the HUGE Seed Sale the response was fantastic! So...we have decided to EXTEND THE SALE thru Friday, January 2nd!!!
(click the link above for details)
Also, remember those NEW Seed Varieties
that were scheduled to ship after January 1, 2015? They'll ship
EARLY! That means if you've already pre-ordered, your seeds will ship
Excited? So are we!!!
WHAT TO GROW IN CONTAINERS
Today we added a brand new page for GROWING tips. It's actually several pages within one page.
As Mary's Heirloom Seeds continues to grow, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer's experience.
ONE of the pages includes a list of varieties that grow well in containers: CONTAINER GROWING
list of veggies is quite extensive. As for Herbs, I have yet to meet
an herb that does not grow well in containers. Varieties such as Peppermint and Mugwort are especially great for containers as they can become invasive.
are by far my favorite to grow in containers. I find that the yield is
greater in containers and I can manage pest much better.
Growing Tomatoes in Containers
even grown heirloom Tomatoes in recycled containers. Above, I used
recycled (and cleaned out) kitty litter buckets. Simply drill holes for
drainage, plant your seed or transplant your seedlings and you're ready
Stop by our new page GROWING TIPS and let us know what you think!
HUGE SEED SALE Extension
DETAILS for the HUGE SEED SALE Extension:
This extension ends: Friday, January 2nd at 12pm (noon) EST.
Per our Ordering Info & FAQ, order minimum is $10 but does not have to include all seed items.
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Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens, were a product of WW1 and WW2. From wikipedia, "They were used along with food stamps
to reduce pressure on the public food supply. Around one-third of the
vegetables produced by the United States came from victory gardens. Besides indirectly aiding the war effort, these gardens were also considered a civil "morale
booster" in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution
of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens a
part of daily life on the home front.
What happened to the Grow Your Own movement?
With the influx of grocery store chains, fast foods and pre-packaged
junk food society has become almost completely dependent on the
corporate supply of "easy" foods. The attitude of "why grow it when I
can buy it" is obvious when you look at obesity, cancer and disease
rates in this country.
Add to that the corporate takeover of
family farms with their billions of gallons of toxic, cancer-causing
pesticides and you have a recipe for disastrous repercussions and
potential for human extinction. A bit dramatic? Not when you think
about how fast humans are killing bees and the earth.
When you Grow Your Own YOU fight the corporate takeover of our Food. When you Grow Your Own YOU decide to avoid toxic, cancer-causing chemicals. YOU have a chance to make a difference by growing organic. Growing organic is healthier for the planet, for you & your family AND may save millions of bees.
Why Heirloom Seeds? An heirloom seed
variety has been saved and passed down from generation to generation.
These seeds have been carefully cultivated and are considered a
great value to the recipient. Some say an heirloom variety is 50
years old or more. Some heirloom varieties have been passed down for
over 100 years and others for over 400 years.
Heirloom seeds are also Open-Pollinated. One of the
many benefits of planting Heirloom Seeds is seed saving! Heirloom seeds
have also been called "heritage seeds." Seed saving is how farmers and
horiculturist have preserved the integrity of these seed varieties for
hundred of years.
Not all Heirloom Seeds are created equal. Yes, I might be biased because we own/operate Mary's Heirloom Seeds but that's not all. Did you know that MONSANTO also sells Heirloom Seeds thru a company called Seminis??? It's true and some of the major seed companies buy from Monsanto and then re-sell to the public.
THIS is why I educated!!!!! ALL of our seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds are sourced from small, family farmers and seed growers who are dedicated to protecting the integrity and diversity of organic, heirloom seeds. ALL of our seeds are grown and harvested within the US. ALL SEEDS that are imported are coated with a toxic chemical that is approved and required by the USDA. Yes, even organic! In case you're wondering, YES, I grow. I am currently working on expanding my current garden so that we can produce enough to feed our family and more in 2015. This might sound like a huge undertaking but it really isn't. I have been growing in South Florida for 4 years. Before that I helped my granny in her garden since I was a kid. I have the experience that others do not and I am happy to help.
Are you ready to GROW in 2015?
Check out our HUGE 4-Day Seed Sale going on now. This is a great opportunity to purchase fresh seeds and a discount.