And how I thought I had a “brown thumb” and not a “green thumb”? It turns out, I do have a green thumb. The hyacinths are doing fine and look at these sprouts that came up from my plantings from the Easter weekend.
Having said, I honestly don’t think it’s anything I personally did that made these little guys break the seed coverings and poke through the earth to come up to greet me. No. Don’t think so.
I think, it’s because these seeds are from good seeds. You know the expression, “You are a good seed”? Well, I can tell you, these ARE good, no, GREAT seeds.
They are a part of a “Survival Pack” that a company called Hometown Seeds sent me to review and giveaway. I was more than happy to try them. These are heirloom seeds – meaning, these will produce seeds and I will be able to collect them and replant them, again and again…….unlike Round Up seeds from Monsanto. Don’t get me started on Monsanto. Hometown Seeds are nothing like Monsanto. These seeds are not genetically modified and they are hundred percent non-hybrids. They are heat sealed in Mylar packets so that they will last up to five years – hence, the term”survival” - in case of a disaster and you need to plant foods to eat. The concept became popular before Y2k in United States but in other countries, the idea is not that foreign. Farmers store survival seeds for future use all the time.
Anyway, I planted them over Easter weekend and lo and behold, they sprouted just like the instruction said they would within the time frame and within the temperatures. I am sure I will love eating the vegetables that will grow this summer from these seedlings. Can’t wait!
As a novice gardener/farmer I am so thrilled that the seeds sprouted – that was a big test for me. I am especially glad since I shared these seeds for Earth Day in the “Green Share” project. Whew! Can you imagine if they didn’t sprout and I handed them out to my neighbors? How embarrassing would that have been?
So, anyway, now that I tried them, how do I rate these seeds?
I give these Hometown Seeds a four green hearts since they made me look great as a gardener. If they were organic though, I’d give them whole five green hearts!
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Hometown Seeds offered their “Variety Pack” for this giveaway. It is simple to enter. Read the following for the rules.
- The giveaway is open to those who are my subscribers only. If you are not my current subscriber, you must subscribe by using the feedburner subscription for e-mail or RSS. Your e-mail address will NOT be shared with anyone or posted anywhere.
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- This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Friday May 14, 2010
- One winner will be chosen at random, generated by a random.org, and will be announced on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
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It is a perfect time of the year to plant. Plant your own vegetable garden this year grow your own food. You won’t regret it!