Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Growing in Containers & More! SALE EXTENDED!!!

That's right...the HUGE HEIRLOOM SEEDS SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds has been extended thru Friday, January 2nd!!!

Check out our recent e-newsletter below.  You'll find LOTS of growing tips and links!

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December 30, 2014

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For your viewing pleasure we've made a special page with all of the growing info in one easy place.
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Dear Mary,

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 out today!

Excited?  So are we!!!


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

The 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.

Peppers 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
I've 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 to grow.

Stop by our new page GROWING TIPS and let us know what you think!

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.

Complete details are available on our blog HERE

PLUS, Order Seeds AND Coconut Coir Pellets and we'll include an extra FREE pack of Seeds!

Check out our video: Seed Starting Made Simple

It's easy with Coconut Coir Pellets!
All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid,
non-patented,  untreated, heirloom garden seeds.
Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesdays with a Twist #91 is LIVE

Good Morning and welcome to another No Rules Party! 

I have been sharing LOTS of ideas and healthy info here. 
We have a HUGE SEED SALE ending today!

On Saturday I shared Plant Heirloom Seeds for VICTORY!
Find out more about VICTORY GARDENS here at Back to the Basics!

Are you ready for the party?   We're your hosts 

Back to the Basics

And now for our FEATURES...

Everything but the Kitchen Sink from
The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl

Homemade French Bread from Letters from Sunnybrook

Aldi Grocery Store: Buying Organic & Saving Money from
Lucy's Nashville Nest

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59am.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 
Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Plant Heirloom Seeds for VICTORY!

I have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions. 

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.[2] 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.

In the words of Bill Maher, speaking to the appointment of Michael Taylor (former Monsanto Exec) to the head of the FDA, "It's like putting Jerry Sandusky in charge of Chuck E Cheese"

Here's the video.  *There is a bit of profanity*

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.
Amana's Orange heirloom tomato
Heirloom Seeds can be very unique like the Lemon Cucumber or Romanesco Italia Broccoli and others are just like the produce you buy in the store (only tastier) like the Roma Tomato

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.
Dark Purple Opal Basil

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.

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Friday, December 26, 2014


For those of you stopping by for the first time, Welcome to Mary's Blog.  Below is our SEED SALE announcement originally shared via our e-newsletter. 


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Is it totally crazy to offer a SEED SALE on NEW seeds?  Maybe, but that's exactly what we're doing!
All of the seeds listed and available on our website are 2015 seed stock!!!

Our 4-Day SALE starts TODAY and ends
Tuesday, December 30th at noon EST.   This is the last sale on heirloom seeds until April 2015!

AND...Have you seen the NEW SEED VARIETIES?
They're amazing!!!

4-Day Seed Sale!!!

Sale ends Tuesday, December 30th at noon EST.
$10 minimum order
(including sale and regular priced seeds)
All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented,  untreated,
heirloom garden seeds.
For more info, read our Ordering & FAQ page


We just had a NEW Shipment of  

AND Coconut Coir Pellets!
Order Seeds AND Coconut Coir Pellets and we'll include a FREE pack of Seeds!

Basil seedlings growing in Coconut Coir Pellets 
If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.  We usually reply to emails within a few hours. 
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Planting,

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