Survival Seed Review/Giveaway – Grow Your Garden!

Do you have an emergency food supply? Is your family prepared for a food shortage? In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, and other catostophic events, it’s good to have the ease of mind in knowing that your family has plenty of food to eat.

Unfortunately most of us only stock enough food to sustain ourselves for a few weeks. For many of us, this is due to a lack of funds. If you live paycheck to paycheck, as many of us do, you buy what you can, which is generally a week or two weeks worth of groceries. But it’s also due to a sense or (as some would say) a false sense of security. As I stated in my previous post, we have the luxery of being able to go to the store anytime we want: today, tomorrow, next week, etc. And most us of never consider what it would be like if we did not have this opportunity. Most people have no idea what they would do in the event of a major disaster or even what they would do in the event of a personal emergency (job loss, accident, etc.)

One answer is to grow your own garden. Although maintaining a garden can be hardwork, it gives you the opportunity to be self reliant and continuously create a new food supply year after year. It also saves you a lot of money. Growing a garden is also a great project that you can work on with you family, and it can help you to teach your children about responsibility, self-reliance, and the value of hard work.


Today I’m giving away a survival seed pack from Hometown Seeds. The seed pack consists of Non-Hybrid Survival Seeds. This means that they are not genetically modified and they will produce true to variety seeds to replant for future harvests. The seeds have a 5 year shelf life (10 years, if frozen). And the package includes nearly a pound and a half of seed—enough seeds to plant 3/4 of an acre. Also, the seed pack sales for $35 and will yield about $600 worth of food a year!
The package also comes with a fabulous instruction booklet. This tells you everything you need to know to start growing your garden: when to plant, where to plant, crop spacings, germination periods, soil modification, etc.

Your Survival Seed Pack will include 16 varieties of seeds:

-Lincoln Peas (5 oz.)
-Detroit Dark Red Beets (10 grams)
-Kentucky wonder Brown Pole Bean (5 oz.)
-Champion Radish (10 grams)
-Lucullus Swiss Chard (10 grams)
-Black Beauty Zucchini (10 grams)
-Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach (10 grams)
-Scarlet Nantes Carrots (10 grams)
-Long Green Improved Cucumber (10 grams)
-Golden Acre Cabbage (10 grams)
-Romaine Paris Island Cos Lettuce (5 grams)
-Golden Banterm Sweet Corn (5 oz.)
-Yolo Wonder Pepper (5 grams)
-Waltham Butternut Winter Squash (10 grams)
-Rutgers Tomato (5 grams)
-Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion (10 grams)

Win it! If you’d like to win your own survival seed pack (a $35 value) go to Hometown Seeds and tell us your favorite product OR tell me what crop you’d most like to have in your garden. Deadline: April 5

Extra Entries:
-One entry for following my blog publicly.
-Two entries for following me on twitter.

-One entry each time you link up at Friday Favorites during the giveaway period (3/19 edition through 4/2 edition).
-One entry for tweeting about this giveaway (limit one entry per day).
(Sample tweet: I want to win survival seeds for my garden http://bit.ly/assh9Y @SimplySweetHome.)
-One entry if you link up something for Sweet Thursday.
-Two entries if you display my button on your blog.
-One entry if you’re a fan on facebook.
-Three entries if you are subscribed to my Feedblitz mailing list.
-One entry if you follow Simply Sweet Creations.
-Five entries if you make a purchase from my etsy shop.

Rules/Restrictions: Giveaway is for US residents only. If you don’t have a blog or profile with a visible email address, please leave one with your comment so that I can contact you if you win.

-Jerri

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Disclosure: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are my own. I received a seed pack in return for posting a text link and another package to give away to my readers.

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  1. I follow you on Google Friend Connect

  2. The vegetable I'd like most in my garden would be zucchini. But tomatoes come in at a close second! What a neat give away.

  3. I am a Twitter follower!

  4. Anonymous says:

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    my dad would love these seeds for his garden also
    Anne

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  6. Anonymous says:

    The crop I would most like to have in my garden is peas this year – because I haven't tried growing them before, my kids love them, and I hope to freeze some for the winter!
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  10. I have a hurricane box ready in my store room under the stairs.. it's only holding enough supplies for one week.. I'd love to have a proper garden but my yard is not garden friendly.. I would love to have the seeds..and create a garden box just for veggies…. thank you!
    Sandy

  11. I've tweeted.. posted your button.. following.. hmmm what else can I do.. thanks so much for he opportunity….
    Sandy
    lover of gardens…

  12. My favorite seeds that I'd like to try is Basil, Purple Ruffles Seeds.

  13. I follow on google connect.

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  16. I fanned Simply Sweet Home on FB!

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    I'm a follower!
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  21. mommy2luke2008 says:

    Second entry for following on twitter
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  22. I'd love to grow Artichoke's this year.

    Thanks
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  24. Steve Capell says:

    We love zucchini as we can make so many different dishes from this veggi!

  25. The crop I'd most like to have in my garden is tomatoes. Nothing like a homegrown tomato fresh from the garden! jgs0925 at gmail dot com

  26. I would like to try the-Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds.

    Tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans are our favorite to grow in the garden.

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  30. I'd like to try the Asparagus, Mary Washington Seeds
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  32. My family loves rutabaga and I've never grown it! Thanks for the link to Hometown Seeds – I'll be ordering! We don't have a large garden, but I love growing good things for our family to eat!

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  35. This ties in perfectly with my post today! I would *love* to win this as we put in a garden each year. They are all my favorite – maybe the butternut squash though, since I've never grown that before?
    Thank you!

  36. Connie Black says:

    Wow, I love their vast variety of garden seeds as well as their perennial and wildflower seeds!
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  41. I have a very small garden, and I grow my tomatoes and herbs on my patio in upside down pots! I would love to try growing the asparagus! Thank for the chance to win the seeds!

    bj_texan@yahoo.com

  42. Its So Very Cheri says:

    Thanks so much. I am researching pricing for shipping and I am thinking I may offer them for sale on my blog.

    Cheri

  43. Domestic Diva says:

    I'd like the Asparagus and Broccoli Seeds

  44. I would like to try the Wildflowers, Elite Mix Seeds mixture.

    rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

  45. I love the idea of a survival garden. My favorite veggie to grow would be tomatoes. Love them! – skrkdale@yahoo.com

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  48. lilDdownunder says:

    This Survival Seed Giveaway would be great to win as I am in the process of helping my Dad build a greenhouse in our backyard. It's been a long process so far (leveling the ground, building the base for the house, putting down weed stop and woodchips) and Friday we'll hopefully start building the house itself.
    I would love to grow basil and cilantro because I use them in tons of recipes!

    dlogston at gmail dot com

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  53. I SO wish we had a spot to grow some goodies!! we just have a weird yard and it's very rocky.
    What a fantastic giveaway though!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a Fantastic Weekend!

  54. I would love to be able to grow Asparagus, I tried it before and it didn't grow.
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  62. ThreePts says:

    My son would love some fresh tomatoes from the garden. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  65. Buttons and Bows says:

    I would love to have the lincoln peas in my garden….there is nothing like fresh peas out of a garden.

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  72. Michael Lee West says:

    We're putting in a garden this year. We've already planted lettuce (but a bird was pecking and scratching in the patch this morning!). Thanks for joining Foodie Friday.

  73. Amy @ Finer Things says:

    I'd love to have space for a big strawberry patch. What a generous giveaway!

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  79. My favorite vegetable to grow is cucumbers! I love a fresh cucumber sprinkled with salt!! 😉

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  80. My favorite crop to have is cucumbers! I love fresh cucumbers sprinkled with salt!!

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  91. I'd most like to try the Asparagus, Mary Washington Seeds in my garden.

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  94. Michele P. says:

    we would love the jalapeno pepper seeds in our garden!

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  97. MrsJenB says:

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  104. The ability to grow your own food in an unexpected emergency just might be the difference between you and your family eating or not. The choice is pretty simple. Keeping an emergency seed supply and growing a garden should be an integral component of any homes emergency preparedness plan.

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