Platinum Heirloom Seed Kit

down-to-earth-seeds-platinum-one-year-seed-kit This 50 year long term storage seed kit contains a two year supply of heirloom, non-GMO seeds for at least six people. Experienced gardeners can produce healthy food for 10-12 people. EACH year’s kit consists of three #10 cans filled with 62 heirloom varieties of 36 non-GMO vegetables.

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Golden Heirloom Seed Kit

Golden Heirloom Seed KitThis is the same as the Platinum 50 Year Storage Seed Kit- 2 Year supply, only half the size. This is still a very generous kit. Our gardening experience has taught us that low production can have many varied causes; poor soil, lack of moisture, wildlife (rabbits, moles, mice, turtles, goats, chickens, cattle, squirrels, etc) insects, early or late frosts, too hot, too cold, etc. Therefore, we wanted to give you enough so you had at least enough seed to plant a second crop, if time allowed.

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Basic Heirloom Seed Kit

Basic Heirloom Seed KitHere is our basic heirloom seed kit.  It has 27 varieties of 19 different vegetables.  We simply dropped out the less common vegetable seeds.  It contains 2 1/2 pounds of non-hybrid seed.  These are all dried to the optimum moisture content and packaged in a hermetically sealed #10 can.  It can, therefore, be frozen to maintain good germination for 50 years.

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We first began in 1998

We first began in 1998. A friend of ours was quite convinced that Y2K was serious. He began supplying dry packed food. He built a web site. We didn’t have a computer and didn’t intend to get one. They were all going to crash anyway. Our friend could not find a good long term storage seed kit, so he convinced us to produce one.

We wanted seed that would grow all across the country in many different climates and soil conditions. We wanted a seed kit that would last with high germination rates for many years. We traveled out to the National Seeds Storage Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado, and they trained us how to prepare seed so it could be frozen. They directed us on how to package it so the germination would last 50 years or more. (The National Seed Storage Lab collects seeds of all plants and stores a few of each.)

We seriously followed their advice. We built a drying facility to reduce the moisture content of the seed. We bought a state of the art seed moisture tester. For the past twelve years, we have supplied those who want to be prepared.

The situation hasn’t changed a whole lot. There is still a convincing need to be prepared.

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Why You Need Heirloom Seeds

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to become more self-reliant, heirloom garden seed and the knowledge of how to grow them is one of the basic necessities.  After gardening and preserving food for private and commercial purposes for 35 years, we felt the public needed a good quality  heirloom seed kit […]

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Platinum One Year Seeds Kit

Contents of the Heirloom Seed Kits

Below is a list of the all heirloom seeds that comprise our seed kits.All of these vegetable seeds are non-hybrid, non-GMO, and are the best that we could find on the continent.Check in the chart below to see which heirloom varieties that your non-hybrid seed kit contains! *Biennial, requires two years to produce seed. Vegetable […]

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Open Pollinated Seeds

What To Look For In Open Pollinated Seeds? Many people, who fear that the times that lie before us are uncertain, want to make sure that their family will never know hunger if there are major disruptions. Others worry about the safety of genetically modified seed, and whether there will be health problems in the future […]

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Long Term Seed Storage Facts

Durable long storage. We store them in hermetically sealed cans and adhere to strict national standards for seed storage. Proper Temperatures are Key Storing your seeds in proper conditions is vital. If stored at room temperatures, they will last perhaps 2-3 years. For each 10°the temperature is lowered, the seed life will double: 32° – […]

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Why Buy Heirloom Seeds?

BASIC Seed Kit GOLDEN Seed Kit PLATINUM Seed Kit So just do it. Grow heirloom seeds vegetables. Enjoy the wonderful tastes, beautiful colors and shapes, and participate in that special part of our American history that is the home garden. Down to Earth Seeds Provides: Long Term Storage Seed Kits Seed Saving and Storage Information […]

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Potato-carrot Pancakes

Ordinary steamed vegetables can be given variety when you add some together and make a pancake out of them. 2 cups peeled, cubed uncooked potatoes 1 cup sliced carrots 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp onion salt pepper butter sour cream Put potatoes into […]

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Heirloom Carrots and Elephant Stew

If you have extra heirloom vegetables, like onions, carrots and potatoes, the following recipe is a great way to utilize them in a unique way. Ingrediants: 1 elephant – cut elephant into bite sized pieces. This should take about two months. Brown gravy – cover meat with brown gravy. Cook over open fire for about […]

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