Seeds and Things Giveaway – Ole Time Heirloom Seed Bank

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Drawing will be held November 15, 2013

Ole Time Heirloom Seed Bank Giveaway

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How to Store Heirloom Seeds – Survival Seed Vault – Heirloom Tomato Seeds Training Video I

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In case you’re thinking about buying some high quality heirloom seeds for your organic garden, you really should take a moment in order to understand a little more about them

Heirloom Seeds Definition
Plant seeds which have been carefully chosen and transferred from a age group to another one are called heirloom seeds considering they are as important, or even more so, than other things which are considered to be heirlooms.

So why Choose Heirloom Seeds?
The main reason people today prefer these seeds is because:
• They often are the best of the best
• They are simple to grow
• They can reproduce unlike hybrid plant seeds
• They produce much better tasting veggies

Emergency survival Seed-stock
These kinds of plant seeds are normally chosen as survival seeds simply because they will generate food, which in turn, produces even more seed for upcoming bounty. Non-hybrid plant seeds are very different than the ordinary plant seeds you find in your neighborhood ranch supply because they are open pollenated as well as , non-gmo (not genetically adjusted).

Heirloom Seed products Storage devices
Much like anything else, heirloom seeds and heirloom tomato seeds must be appropriately stored if you want to sustain them for long term use. According to Master Gardner Lynn Hall, “the best container for extended term safe-keeping of heirloom emergency survival plant seeds is a glass jar that features a good seal in the cover.” He goes on to point out that any empty, cleansed pickle jar as well as spaghetti jar is suitable because the lids are designed to reseal.

Make sure you put your heirloom seeds straight into a zip lock pouch, put desiccant into the jar after which you can slide the entire zip lock plastic bag into the jar and then securely tighten up the top. The jar may then be put right into a refrigerator for a great storage environment.

If you are planning to freeze the seed, you must be aware of the moisture content of your seed-stock before you decide to freeze them. Allow your desiccant to absorb dampness in advance of freezing to prevent destroying your heirloom seeds.

Equipped with this knowledge, just about all that’s left to do is purchase the heirloom seed varieties you’d want to grow and store them adequately till you’re set to use them. By using these ideas and seed-saving measures, you’ll have top-quality heirloom seeds for your future usage!
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FREE $2500+ Heirloom Vegetable Seed Giveaway

heirloom vegetable seedsJohn from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you how you can claim a seed packet out of $2500+ in Heirloom and Open Pollinated Fruit and Vegetable Seeds that were donated by Baker Creek Seed Company http://www.rareseeds.com/. In this episode, John first shares about his #1 gardening event of the year- the 3rd annual Heirloom Expo http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/ taking place in Santa Rosa, California September 10,11 and 12th. as well as some other events he will be speaking at this summer. Finally, you will learn about all the varieties of seeds that YOU get to choose from if you are chosen for this FREE giveaway. So have a pen and some paper ready to write down your top 3 picks.

Learn more about the 3rd Annual Heirloom Expo (Sept 10-12) in Santa Rosa, CA at:
http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

To Learn more about John speaking in New Jersey (Aug 13):
http://www.meetup.com/New-Jersey-Raw-Food-Support/events/132663012/

To Learn more about the Woodstock Fruit Festival (Aug 18-25)
http://www.thewoodstockfruitfestival.com/

To Claim Your FREE PACKET of Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, join the email list at:
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Learn more about Baker Creek Seeds at
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1450+ Varieties of Heirloom Seeds Available at the Seed Bank

heirloom vegetable seedsJohn from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the Seed Bank in Petaluma, California that offers over 1450 varieties of open pollinated, heirloom seeds that enable people to grow unique and different varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to keep the genetic diversity alive. In this episode John visits the Petaluma branch of the Baker Creek Seed Company on their 4th Year Anniversary and gives you a tour of the place as well as goes over some of his favorite non-GMO seeds that are available at the seed bank.

To Learn more about Baker Creek visit:
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To get your 3 day ticket to the Heirloom Expo and Heirloom Gardener Magazine:
http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/

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135 Varieties Of Seeds For Under $70 – Non GMO Heirloom Seeds

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I will be attempting to plant every single one of these varieties this year in the garden. I am looking for a place to grow them all.

With this many seed types, it will be a very interesting experience to see how they all turn out. Some of these I have never had before.

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Best Heirloom Tomatoes

heirloom vegetable seedsBest Heirloom Tomatoes? What is an heirloom tomato?

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What is an heirloom tomato? It’s basically a non-hybrid tomato. The tomatoes you find in your local grocery store are usually almost perfectly round, red and not grown locally. These are not heirloom tomatoes. Those are hybrid tomatoes grown specifically for supermarkets and mass consumption.

Heirloom tomatoes are usually odd shaped and not usually bright red. They can be many different colors and even color blends. I frequently find small selections available at local farmers markets.

Your typical heirloom will be denser and have less water and seeds than a standard hybrid. Therefore, the flavor is more concentrated and in most people’s opinions (including my own), better tasting.

So, If heirlooms are better tasting, why don’t supermarkets sell more of them?
By growing hybrids, farmers can select disease and bug resistant varieties. Also, hybrids are typically a smaller plant with higher yield. More fruit in less space with fewer problems. Also, hybrids have a thicker skin which makes them much easier to transport long distances without damaging the fruit.

Since most heirloom varieties are indeterminate, the plant can grow very large. 6 foot tall plants are not uncommon, so take this into consideration when growing heirlooms and selecting a proper trellis.

As with other tomato varieties, plucking off the suckers will help your tomatoes grow larger.

The outside of an heirloom tomato does not grow evenly, so you may have overgrow spots or even splits. This is normal and does not indicate insects or a bad fruit.

The inside of an heirloom tomato can be a very different color from the outside. Orange, green, purple, black and pink are all normal colors for insides and/or outsides of heirloom tomatoes.

Since tomatoes ripen from the inside out, you can harvest them when you see the outside starting to change color. However, most growers prefer to wait an addition week or two after they see outside color changes.

A single hornworm can devour an entire tomato in a day and just two or three can completely destroy a plant in a week. You can easily pull them off your plant and discard of them. I collect these caterpillars in a bucket and then feed them to the fish and ducks in the pond behind my house.
To reduce the risk of invasive hornworms, you can put some whole supper hot peppers in a blender with some water, and blend. Then strain the water into a spray bottle and spray the leaves of your plants every few days. You can store your spray in the refrigerator for about a week. Be carefull not to get any on your skin or in your eyes.

If you are looking to obtain some heirloom tomato seeds and grow your own, just shop around. I buy my heirloom seeds from a guy out of Wisconsin known as Botanikka Seeds. The owner, Mr Ritter, is nice and I have yet to be disappointed with any order. He sells packets of individual varieties. However, if you like surprises, he sells bags of mixed variety heirloom tomato seeds in quantities of 500 or 1000 on ebay, and he usually throws in a bonus at no extra cost. This will guarantee you have a random colorful selection come harvest time. I will leave a link to the Botanikka ebay store in the description of this video.
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As for eating heirloom tomatoes… They can be large and dense and are great for just about anything. In my house we enjoy a colorful caprice salad. Also thick sliced in a grilled cheese sandwich, or any sandwich for that matter, is incredible. A word of warning, once you eat an heirloom tomato, the store bought hybrids will no longer hold your interest.

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Comstock, Ferre & Co. Heirloom Seeds

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A visit to Comstock, Ferre & Co. Heirloom Seeds who have been selling heirloom seeds in Wethersfield, Connecticut for over two hundred years.

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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

heirloom vegetable seedssome seed i got from baker creek heirloom seed at rareseeds.com

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Successfully Starting Heirloom Seeds – Planning the Seed Starting Area and Equipment Needed

heirloom vegetable seedsA look at a successful small scale heirloom seed starting setup. This setup has been used to start the trial garden at Terroir Seeds for several years now. We show you the components used and how they work together.

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New Happenings at Baker Creek Seed Bank & Scientists Under Attack GMO Documentary

heirloom vegetable seedsJohn from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the Seed Bank in Petaluma, California. In this episode, John visits the West Coast store for Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company to watch a movie about GMOs as well as discover what’s new at Baker Creek. After watching this episode you will learn how you may be eating GMO foods without knowing it, in addition, you will learn about the best deal on seeds at Baker Creek and more.

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