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New Arrivals for 2024 at Mary's Heirloom Seeds Posted on 1 Nov 14:40 , 0 comments

November 1, 2023

As promised we are sharing the the next announcement for 2024! There will be 2 "NEW ARRIVALS" announcements for 2024 because there's only so much awesomeness we can share in a single post.

The first announcement was NEW ARRIVALS FOR 2024: HERBS & FLOWERS

 

This is the second announcement!

BEANS

 

DRUMHEAD CABBAGE

 
 

AMERSTERDAM CARROT

 
 

 

CUCUMBERS

 

Grains & Greens

 

GREENS

 

 MELONS

Ha'Ogen Melon Minnesota Midget Melon Vine Peach Melon
 

Sweet Siberian Watermelon Tom Watson Watermelon

 

OKRA

Okinawa Pink Okra White Velvet Okra


ONIONS

 

PEAS

 

PEPPERS

Fushimi Sweet Pepper Pueblo "Mosco" Chile Yellow Cherry Hot
 

 

Some growers use tobacco as a companion plant and/or for DIY pest control. Mary's Heirloom Seeds does not encourage tobacco use.

 

 

TOMATOES

 

Baxter's Early Bush Calypso Chocolate Stripes
Creole Giant Belgium Pink Mexico Midget
New Yorker Sweetie Cherry

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!

Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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New Arrivals for 2024: Herbs & Flowers Posted on 31 Oct 15:49 , 1 comment

November 1, 2023

As promised we are sharing the the next announcement for 2024! There will be 2 "NEW ARRIVALS" announcements for 2024 because there's only so much awesomeness we can share in a single post.

The first announcement is NEW ARRIVALS FOR 2024: HERBS & FLOWERS

**click on the text or the image to take you to the full description of each seed variety**

HERB SEEDS

 



FLOWER SEEDS

 

POLLINATOR GARDEN STARTER KIT

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!

Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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Garden Gift Guide for 2024 Posted on 31 Oct 06:26 , 0 comments

October 30, 2023

Garden Gifts are my favorite!  Audrey Hepburn said, "To plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow."  Sharing the gift of gardening is amazing! (that's my own quote)

At Mary's Heirloom Seeds, we offer quite a few starter kits and seed combo packs.  In this guide, you'll find a few of Mary's favorites as well as our customer favorites.

 

***NEW FOR 2024***

A Few of My Favorite Things GIFT BOX

 

 

GET GROWING Starter Pack with Gift Box

 

Simple Starter Seed Combo

 

DIY Calendula Infusion Kit

 

Luffa Starter Kit


 

MARY'S GARDEN GIFT BOX

 

 

 ***NEW FOR 2024***

Onion Microgreens Starter Kit GIFT BOX

 

 

 ***NEW FOR 2024***

Lavender Garden Starter Kit with Cotton Gift Bag

 

 

 ***NEW FOR 2024***

Pollinator Garden Starter Kit with Cotton Gift Bag


 ***NEW FOR 2024*** 

Tomato garden Starter Kit with Cotton Gift Bag


 
  ***NEW FOR 2024***

Pepper Garden Starter Kit with Cotton Gift Bag

 
 
 ***NEW FOR 2024***

Squash & Pumpkin Garden Starter Kit with Cotton Gift Bag

 

 

 ***NEW FOR 2024***

Sunflower Seeds Combo Pack (updated for 2024)

 
 

Easy Garden Starter Kit with Root Boost

 
 

Heirloom Tomato Grow Kit

 
Another great Heirloom tomato option (seeds only)

MARY'S HEIRLOOM TOMATO SEED COLLECTION

 

Mary's Heirloom Seeds BEE Towel

 
 

20 ounce Stainless Steel Mary's Heirloom Seeds cup

 

30 ounce Stainless Steel Mary's Heirloom Seeds cup

 
 
And of course, if you cannot decide or you'd like to let the recipient pick their own gift,
we have E-Gift Cards in multiple denominations.

As an added bonus, we also have our Mary's Heirloom Seeds Organic Cotton Totes with 2 different prints! These are excellent to use as a gift bag or re-usable shopping bag!

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!

Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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OCTOBER 2023 SEED SALE Posted on 2 Oct 15:50 , 1 comment

IT'S FALL and we are celebrating with another SEED SALE!

In our October Seed Sale you will find Fall crops as well as Spring and Summer crops. If stored properly, you can easily stock up on seeds for next year during this epic seed sale. This is a great opportunity to stock up for next year!

These specials posted below will be available from October 2nd, 2023 through October 16th at midnight.

To view the specific information about each heirloom seed variety listed, click the image or text below.

Every order will also receive a free *extra* seed pack. We also have new stickers!!! If you would like a free sticker included with your order, please ask.

 

TOM THUMB LETTUCE

YELLOW PEAR TOMATO

 

CHIOGGIA BEET

 







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 

 

NEW JERSEY WAKEFIELD CABBAGE

 

OAKLEAF LETTUCE

 

BLACK DIAMOND WATERMELON


 

ACE 55 TOMATO

 

AMANAS ORANGE TOMATO

 


 

10% Off Soil Amendments

 

Use code: FALLFOOD

at checkout to take 10% off all of our soil amendments

Expires: October 16, 2023

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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Grow Your Own Tacos from Heirloom Seeds Posted on 1 Oct 11:17 , 0 comments

I love being able to grow food in my garden and make delicious creations in the kitchen.

Have you ever made Amaranth Tacos? It's easy to use Amaranth leaves instead of tortillas to make tacos!

First, let's decide what we want in our tacos?

For this particular recipe I used Red Garnet Amaranth, scallop squash, onions, garlic and basil.

Another option is Red Garnet Amaranth, Cilantro, onions, peppers and tomatoes.

Before we get to the recipe, we have to grow our ingredients!

Growing Amaranth from Seed to Harvest

Amaranth: 60-80 days from seed to leaves.  Amaranth seeds are very tiny so they should be sown just barely under the soil. I have even "tossed" a packet of seeds onto the soil at times and the seeds have germinated very well. Soil should be moist but not waterlogged for optimal germination. Once planted, Amaranth seeds germinate in 3 to 10 days. These heat tolerant plants are very hardy but I still prefer to direct sow instead of transplant.

 

Growing & Harvesting Patty Pan Squash

Scallop Squash: 42-65 days from seed to harvest. Plant seeds ½ inches deep and six inches apart. Thin out after seedlings after they emerge, but will need at least two leaves to keep growing. Mature bush summer squash plants should be 20 inches apart in rows that are spaced 2 feet apart.

 

Growing Onions from Seeds

Onion: 95-110 days from seed to harvest. Plant onion seeds about 3/8 inch deep and 1/2 inches apart. Rows should be about 15 inches apart. Once seedlings emerge, then to about every 3inches.

 

Growing Basil from Seed to Harvest

Basil: 45-60 days from seed to harvest.Seeds should be sown less than 1/4 inch deep in moist, well-drained soil.

Basil seeds usually germinate in as few as 5-7 days.  Make successive sowings of basil seeds for continuous summer harvests. Basil can grow in full sun as as little as 6 hours of sun. Space Basil plants about 12 inches apart or interplant basil between larger plants such as Tomatoes and Peppers.

 

Growing Cilantro from Seed

Cilantro: 30-45 days from seed to harvest. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep. Cilantro planting should be staggered throughout the year, mostly during Spring and Fall. Once cilantro reaches 2 inches tall, thin the plants to 3 to 4 inches apart. Cilantro grows best in crowded conditions because the plant’s leaves will shade the roots and prevent the plant from bolting.

 

Growing Peppers from Seed to Harvest

Peppers: 80+ days from seed to harvest. I recommend soaking your seeds in water for up to 24 hours. Whether you direct sow or plant in containers, plant pepper seeds approx 1/4 inch below the soil. Pepper seeds germinate in as few as 7- 21 days.

 

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes from Seed

Tomatoes: 80+ days from seed to harvest. I recommend soaking your seeds in water for up to 24 hours.  Whether you direct sow or plant in containers, plant tomato seeds approx 1/4 inch below the soil. Tomato Seeds can germinate in as few as 3 days (when I soak) and as many as 14 days. 

 

You can grow all of these ingredients in-ground, in raised beds and even in containers.

Start with the ingredients that take the longest to mature: Onions, Tomatoes and peppers. Once these 3 are established, start planting Amaranth seeds. Once your Amaranth is established, plant Basil and Cilantro seeds

 

AMARANTH TACO RECIPE

Ingredients:

large Amaranth leaves, rinsed and dried

scallop squash, chopped

onion, chopped

garlic, chopped

basil leaves, chopped,

Pepper, chopped

tomato, chopped

salt and pepper (optional)

coco aminos (optional)

**If you like it spicy, try using cayenne, Tabasco or even Orange Habaneros**

 

Directions:

You can use all of the ingredients raw. However, I like t cook my scallop squash and garlic with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Once these ingredients are cooked, I add to a bowl, add the rest of my ingredients the drizzle with coco aminos and toss to coat.

Take your Amaranth leaves and add your ingredients to the center.

Super easy and delicious!

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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2023 Garden Challenges OCTOBER Check-In Posted on 1 Oct 04:25 , 2 comments

Hey There! Are you ready for a check-in?

It's October and many of you signed up for our 2023 Garden Challenges.

In case you missed it, below you will find the announcements we've made so far.

GROW A GIANT WATERMELON CHALLENGE

 

GROW A GIANT PUMPKIN CHALLENGE

 

2023 GARDEN CHALLENGES FEBRUARY UPDATE

 

 

How do you check-in?

Please leave a comment below and include your name and which specific variety of Watermelon and/or Pumpkin (s) you are growing for this challenge.

If you'd like, please include how you are progressing with this challenge.

Please do not include final weights in this post.

The final check in will be posted November 15th as the challenge ends in November.

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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Take a Seed Inventory & Tips to Organize Your Seed Stash Posted on 19 Sep 14:47 , 0 comments

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just getting started, it's good to keep your seeds organized. I like to take inventory of my personal seed stash early in the year before we start planting and again just before Fall Planting.

One of the fantastic reasons for growing your own food from heirloom seeds is the unique varieties available to you. At Mary's Heirloom Seeds we currently offer over 800 varieties of heirloom seeds. All of our seeds are Heirloom, open-pollinated, untreated, non-hybrid and non-gmo. That means you can grow your own food and save your seeds for future planting if you want.

If you've just started growing from seeds, you may have used up your seed stash in your garden. Not to worry, there's always something fun available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.

Seeds have a shelf life for optimal viability depending on the seed type and how you store your seeds. It is important to use up older seeds first. If you are unsure, you can always perform a germination test prior to planting.

If you take notes on which varieties did well in your garden and which ones struggled, you can use this information for future garden planning and seed saving or seed purchasing.

If you inventory your seeds by type and then variety, it will make finding them to plan and plant much easier.

 

To help you get started with your seed inventory, we have a free, printable Seed Inventory worksheet.

DOWNLOAD THE SEED INVENTORY WORKSHEET

We use "dropbox" for our free downloads. If you're on a desktop, there are no additional steps. For a mobile device, you'll need the dropbox app to continue.

If you have a large amount of seeds, these pages can be hole bunched and stored in a binder.

 

To help you stay organized, check out this video for more info on how long seeds can be stored as well as different storage options.

 

 

Here's another helpful video.
This is especially helpful if you have a large seed stash.

 

 

Did you have a favorite heirloom tomato you grew last year? Add a note to your inventory! Please don't ask me if I have a favorite heirloom tomato variety because I've never met an heirloom tomato that I didn't like!

Did you grow Okra this year and while you enjoyed it you don't need 6 different varieties next year? Add a note to your inventory worksheet! How many different types of Basil seeds are in your seed stash?

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
HAPPY PLANTING!


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September 2023 Seed Sale @ Mary's Heirloom Seeds Posted on 10 Sep 05:20 , 1 comment

You may have seen some of those funny "hey girl" memes floating around. Well, my sister made me a fun vintage one for my birthday so of course we're having a seed sale!

 

FALL is right around the corner so you'll find a few fantastic Fall varieties. If stored properly, you can easily stock up on seeds for next year during this epic seed sale.

These specials posted below will be available from September 9th, 2023 through September 21st at midnight.

To view the specific information about each heirloom seed variety listed, click the image or text below.

Every order will also receive a free *extra* seed pack. We also have new stickers!!! If you would like a free sticker included with your order, please ask.

 Ready to get this seed party started?

GREY ZUCCHINI

 

 

DILL DUKAT

 

 

GOLDEN CROOKNECK SQUASH

 

 

BULL'S BLOOD BEET

 

 

CHIOGGIA BEET

 

SMALL SUGAR PUMPKIN

 

GREEN ARROW PEA

 

 

LATE FLAT DUTCH CABBAGE

 

 

PAK CHOY CABBAGE

 

 

AMERICAN FLAG LEEK

 

 

CHERRY BELLE RADISH

 



ACE 55 TOMATO

 

 

KLONDIKE STRIPED BLUE RIBBON WATERMELON

 

 

COSMIC PURPLE CARROT

 

 

CAYENNE PEPPER

 

JALAPENO PEPPER

 

 

HUNGARIAN WAX HOT PEPPER

 


 

UTAH TALL CELERY

 

MARY'S SALAD GREENS COMBO PACK

 

EARLY WHITE VIENNA KOHLRABI

 

 EARLY PURPLE VIENNA KOHLRABI

 

THAI HOLY BASIL

 

SAN MARZANO PASTE TOMATO

 

MANDAN BRIDE CORN

 

OAKLEAF LETTUCE

 

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com
HAPPY PLANTING!


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Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup Recipe Posted on 6 Sep 09:41 , 2 comments

We love roasted heirloom tomatoes! I know I've said it before but it's worth repeating. At Mary's Heirloom Seeds, Heirloom Tomatoes are definite a favorite.

If you have an abundance of heirloom tomatoes from your garden, here's another delicious way to enjoy them.

 

ROASTED TOMATO & BASIL SOUP

 

You don't even have to wait until Fall to enjoy this nutritious and elegant meal.

 

Here's the "before" of all the beautiful veggies

 

And the "after" roasting. Isn't it beautiful?

 

Many of our customers have requested more harvest recipes. A common "theme" to these requests are to keep the recipe simple and the ingredients easy to find. You probably already these veggies on hand and growing in your garden. I hope you enjoy this amazing soup.

 

We'd love to see your feedback below in comments. Thank you!

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
HAPPY PLANTING!


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September 2023 Mary's Heirloom Seeds Giveaway Posted on 1 Sep 10:33 , 172 comments

We are so excited to share another fun seed giveaway at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!

It's my birthday month so we're going to have some amazing prizes and

TEN different winners!

 

We currently use Rafflecopter for our giveaway.
You do not need to complete every single entry in order to enter.
EACH ENTRY IS A SEPARATE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN.
The entry form is at the bottom of the page.


Ready for the giveaway info?

There will be TEN winners chosen at random!

Our September 2023 seed giveaway starts September 1st and will end on September 10th. TEN winners will be chosen at random on September 11th. All winners will be sent an email to notify them and for instructions.

The Glass Cherry is joining our giveaway again this month!

This giveaway is open to all residents of the US and Canada.

No purchase necessary.

 

Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

THREE winners will receive a Seed Storage Box as well as Mary's "Texas" Seed Combo Pack, Mary's Pepper Seed Combo Pack and a unique assortment of heirloom seeds. Total value over $80 plus the storage box for each of the 3 winners.

 

SEVEN winners will receive Mary's Pepper Seed Combo Pack and a unique assortment of heirloom seeds. Total value over $40 for each of the 7 winners.

 

All TEN of our winners will receive their choice of 1 of our

Mary's Heirloom Seeds organic cotton tote bag

 

AND STICKERS!

 

As an added bonus, The Glass Cherry is going to give all TEN winners a $10 gift certificate! This is such an amazing GIVEAWAY!

 

 

Discount code For Mary's Heirloom Seeds:  Seed Combo Packs

Use code: SEEDCOMBO23

at checkout to take 10% off all of our Seed Combo Packs

Discount code for The Glass Cherry

Use code: MARY15

at checkout to take 15% off storewide at The Glass Cherry for the entire month of September

 

Now for the details...

  • Giveaway begins on 9/1/23 and ends at 11:59 pm on 9/10/23
  • TEN winners will be selected at random
  • Winners must live in the United States or Canada
  • This one is important...We will email the winners on September 10th. Winners must respond within 48 hours or new winners will be chosen.
  • All entries will be added to our e-newsletter mailing list for Mary's Heirloom Seeds

The "comment on a video" entry can be done daily on different videos

 

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