Sunday, February 15, 2015

From: The Seed Guy

The below is from the seed guy.  I bought one of these seed packages in the past (actually a friend did, I just went halves with her on it as it was too much for her).  Its a very good deal, and very good seeds. i highly recommend.

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** HOW MUCH VEGGIES TO GROW TO FEED YOUR FAMILY **
This is a much thought about and debated topic. How much do you really need to plant to feed your family? How many seeds or plants do you need to plant if you want to feed your family fresh Veggies during the growing season, and then can, freeze or dehydrate enough to last the rest of the year?
I think it's important to consider also that each person in the Family needs a certain amount of calories per day, depending on how active they are. This would play into your choice of the mix of veggies that you would grow; given that some veggies like beans have a higher calorie count than say lettuce.
The chart below gives you a good idea of how much of each plant or seed you will need to plant per person, based on picking and eating them fresh. If you plan on Canning or freezing your Veggies to get thru the Winter months, you will need to plant more. I would suggest you multiply the amount list by 4 if you plan to can also.
Seeds or plants per 100-ft. row is the recommended amount or number to use for proper spacing and growth. Estimated yield per 100-ft. row is based on optimum growth, so it could be different from Family to Family. If you don't plant in 100-ft rows, then you can divide the amounts down to the size you do plant.
FOR OPTIMUM YIELDS, YOU WILL WANT TO:
1) Start Off with good Heirloom Seeds (THE SEED GUY has List below)
2) Use a good Compost/Soil mixture
3) Maintain Fertility
4) Provide enough water
4) Use Mulch
5) Control Pests ( insects, and the furry types) Companion Plants are a way to control and deter pests.
** Good Healthy HEIRLOOM SEEDS will make all the difference when you want that Big Yield at harvest time. At THE SEED GUY, we have a great 60 Variety Heirloom Seed Special now that contains 25,000 Heirloom Seeds, all Non GMO, and each variety is individually packaged and then put in a 10 x 14 silver mylar bag. All Heirloom Seeds are Small Farm-Grown, and we hand count and package to make sure you get no cracked or broken seeds. They are fresh from the 2014 harvest, and the Seed package is priced reasonably at $55, so more Families can affordably grow their own healthy Non GMO Gardens.
** You will get 50 Heirloom Vegetable Seed varieties, and then 10 FREE Heirloom Herb Seed varieties as a Bonus.** You would definitely be able to Feed Your Family with this Seed package, and you can store the Seeds you don't use right away in the 10 x 14 silver mylar bag we provide. You can Order this Seed package on our website at http://theseedguy.com/78-the-60-variety-survival-heirloom-s… (Seed varieties listed below).
You can call us 7 days a week, at anytime, as we are a Small Family Farm, and make ourselves available to answer your questions and for phone orders. Call 918-906-7381, and I Promise you will always be able to talk to a Live Person.
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SEEDS IN THE PACKAGE:
1) HALES BEST JUMBO CANTALOUPE
2) HONEY DEW GREEN MELON
3) SUGAR BABY WATERMELON
4) CALIFORNIA WONDER BELL PEPPER
5) EARLY JALAPENO PEPPER
6) BEEFSTEAK TOMATO
7) LARGE RED CHERRY TOMATO
8 ) GOLDEN BANTAM SWEET CORN
9) SMALL SUGAR PUMPKIN
10) LITTLE MARVEL PEAS
11) SUGAR SNAP PEAS
12) KENTUCKY WONDER POLE BEANS
13) BLUE LAKE BUSH BEANS
14) BLACK TURTLE BEANS
15) BUSH MEXICAN PINTO BEANS
16) CALABRESE BROCCOLI
17) SNOWBALL CAULIFLOWER
18) LONG ISLAND BRUSSEL SPROUTS
19) BLACK BEAUTY EGGPLANT
20) PARRIS ISLAND ROMAINE LETTUCE
21) CRIMSON GIANT RADISH
22) CHERRY BELLE RADISH
23) CHANTENEY RED CORE CARROT
24) SCARLET NANTES CARROT
25) KALE VATES BLUE SCOTCH
26) ALL AMERICAN PARSNIPS
27) GOURMET LEAF LETTUCE BLEND
28) ARUGULA
29) MARY WASHINGTON ASPARAGUS
30) TALL UTAH CELERY
31) FLORIDA BROADLEAF MUSTARD
32) SIBERIAN DWARF KALE
33) YELLOW STRAIGHTNECK SQUASH
34) DARK GREEN ZUCCHINI SQUASH
35) PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE TURNIP
36) SEVEN TOP TURNIPS
37) ASHLEY ORGANIC CUCUMBER
38) BOSTON PICKLING CUCUMBER
39) BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON LETTUCE
40) GOLDEN ACRE CABBAGE
41) BOK CHOY CABBAGE
42) ORGANIC HARD RED WHEAT
43) ORGANIC FLAX
44) ORGANIC ALFALFA
45) BLOOMSDALE SPINACH
46) DETROIT DARK RED BEETS
47) GIANT NOBLE SPINACH
48) CLEMSON SPINELESS OKRA
49) MORRIS HEADING COLLARDS
50) WHITE SWEET SPANISH ONIONS
AND HERBS
51) ITALIAN GIANT PARSLEY
52) ORGANIC CHIA
53) FENUGREEK
54) CURLED CRESS
55) LONG STANDING CORIANDER
56) SUMMER SAVORY
57) BORAGE
58) FLORENCE FENNEL
59) ITALIAN LARGE LEAF BASIL
60) BOUQUET DILL

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