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A wonder selection of heirloom seeds! My seed vault arrived in a coffee type can. completely sealed like a can of soup. The vault comes with a plastic lid as well for resealing once you have opened the vault for the first time. Inside there were 20 or so little opaque mylar bags that were labeled with the seed name, net weight, amount of seeds contained, germination percent, as well as instructions for planting, transplanting, and other suggested care. The mylar bags are resealable like ziplock bags so you can use a few and save the rest. My vault also came with a 6 page guide for saving seeds. This has proven to be invaluable for me! There is a section specifically for each type of seed included with your vault. all the veggies were wonderful and tasted soooo much better than store bought veggies... Highly recommend!!
Contents of my seed vault:
green sprouting broccoli
parris island cos romaine lettuce
detroit dark red beet
lucullus swiss chard
waltham butternut winter squash
blue lake bush bean
yellow sweet spanish onion
lincoln shell pea
marketmore 76 cucumber
golden bantam sweet corn
bloomsdale long standing spinach
scarlet nantes carrot
golden acre cabbage
crimson sweet watermelon
black beauty zucchini
snowball self-blanching cauliflower
california wonder pepper
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Initial post: Oct 29, 2011 9:33:42 AM PDT
Just a note for new customers, the can type has been updated to the one now pictured in the listing. We even increased the seed count on a couple packets!
Posted on Jan 11, 2012 6:40:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2012 6:52:04 AM PST
D. Norris says:
Dott, Just a quick question, your review is dated Oct. 2011 and you say the veggies taste wonderful, unless you forgot to mention that this isn't your first purchase, how could you know? There certainly hasn't been enough time to plant and harvest any but one or two varieties and only then if you lived somewhere very warm in the winter. And I SO agree with you telling Monsanto to ---- off!!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2012 6:45:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2012 6:50:02 AM PST
D. Norris says:
MyPatriotSupply, Do you tailor each order to the area they will be grown in? Where I live(central Fla), it's so hot that we would need specific heat tolerant varieties, whereas, northern or western customers would need different types for their areas wouldn't they? Also, I notice you only have a bush bean and one pea, would we need more legumes for protein in a really dire situation? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me with these questions.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2012 8:43:04 AM PST
What we have done is selected varieties that carry less zone requirements than some of their counterparts. For example I have people from Washington State to Southern Florida growing Golden Bantam just fine, when you would typically assume that a lot of sweet corn would not do well in the Pac NW. This is not to say that the occasional variety may struggle in a specific area, but from our experience there is always a way to get the one or two varieties your area may struggle with to produce, although it may require slightly more advanced gardening techniques. This is another reason we include 20 varieties.
For the protein aspect we encourage customers to have long term storage food in addition to non-GMO seeds. Each family should have their own preparedness plan and never rely solely on just one "kit" or item. That said, we're constantly looking at ways to improve our line of products and when necessary make modifications to our products to meet the need to continually strive forward.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 13, 2012 9:41:46 AM PST
I can imagine people buying this with the idea that at some later date they'll plant a garden in a spot where they've never had a garden, and try to grow something they've never grown before. I'd say your chances of success are quite minimal. I harvest my own seeds. Some things you plant in your garden do real well, other things don't do so well. The seeds I harvest don't do very well if I don't plant them the following year. I think the best plan is to buy vegetables from a local Amish farmer and harvest your own seeds.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 8:46:21 PM PST
Along the lines you are talking about with these seeds. What if you want this seed pack for long term storage? Do you think they will last several years in mylar bags and moisture pks?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2012 6:44:46 AM PST
This product is rated for a minimum of five years storage at typical room temperatures. That can be extended on most of the varieties included by simply lowering the storage temperature. Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 5, 2012 11:34:26 AM PDT
Steven J. Kalz says:
I really hope you meant they tasted so much better than store bought veggies.
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 4:44:03 AM PDT
That might not be a viable option during a zombie apocalypse.