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Thank You for Subscribing GIVEAWAY Posted on 30 Jan 07:58 , 64 comments

We LOVE Giveaways!!!!
Today we are celebrating reaching over 1,000 Subscribers to our YouTube Channel.
This giveaway is sponsored by 
 Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Are you ready???

   
This is a super simple giveaway!  This Giveaway will run from Wednesday, January 30th thru Saturday, February 2nd at midnight and is open to residents of the US and Canada
We will pick One Lucky Winners on Sunday, February 3rd

Giveaway gifts include a "Lettuce Turnip the Beet" notebook and
our NEW Seed Combo Pack STARTER GARDEN



One pack of each: Little Gem Lettuce, White Egg Turnip, Detroit Dark Red Beet, Extra Dwarf Pak Choy Cabbage, Boston Pickling Cucumber, Kentucky Wonder "Old Homestead" Bean, Dynamite Popcorn, Sugar Ann Snap Pea, Black Cherry Tomato, Ruby Red Swiss Chard, Genovese Basil, Dill Bouquet, Lemon Queen Sunflower, Butterfly Garden Mix
As well as 14 Plant Markers


ABOUT US

From Mary,
Mary's Heirloom Seeds is a "mom and pop" small business created out of a desire to help people become more sustainable and self-sufficient. Our customers know that we are a simple phone call or email away
We currently offer over 600 varieties of Heirloom, open-pollinated, non-gmo & non-hybrid garden Seeds.  Mary has signed the Safe Seed Pledge AND the Declaration of Seed Freedom.
 
Are you ready to enter the giveaway?


Giveaway is open to all Residents of the US and Canada.
Giveaway opens 1/30/2019 and ends Sunday, February 3rd at Midnight.
All giveaway entrants will be added to Mary's Heirloom Seeds mailing list.
Your information is never sold and we never send spam emails.

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Pollinator Garden Seeds GIVEAWAY Posted on 19 Jan 07:13 , 78 comments

We LOVE Giveaways!!!!
This is a "Just Because" giveaway sponsored by 
 Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Are you ready???

   
This is a super simple giveaway!  This Giveaway will run from Saturday, January 19th thru Monday, January 21st at midnight and is open to residents of the US and Canada
We will pick One Lucky Winners on Tuesday, January 22nd

Giveaway gifts include a "Dream Big" notebook and
our Pollinator Garden Seed Combo Pack


10 varieties of Wildflower seeds specifically to attract Beneficial Pollinators such as Butterflies, Bees, Butterfly Larvae (caterpillars) and Hummingbirds.
ABOUT US

From Mary,
Mary's Heirloom Seeds is a "mom and pop" small business created out of a desire to help people become more sustainable and self-sufficient. Our customers know that we are a simple phone call or email away
We currently offer over 600 varieties of Heirloom, open-pollinated, non-gmo & non-hybrid garden Seeds.  Mary has signed the Safe Seed Pledge AND the Declaration of Seed Freedom.
 
Are you ready to enter the giveaway?


Giveaway is open to all Residents of the US and Canada.
Giveaway opens 1/19/2019 and ends Monday, January 21st at Midnight.
All giveaway entrants will be added to Mary's Heirloom Seeds mailing list.
Your information is never sold and we never send spam emails.
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Zone 1 Vegetable Planting Guide Posted on 13 Jan 13:31 , 0 comments

Zone 1 vegetable gardening will take a bit of planning ahead. With a last frost date of approx June 1st and first frost date of approx July 31st, you might be limited in what you can grow outside. First and last frost days may vary by 2 weeks (or more depending on the weather).


Since the growing period for Zone 1 is so short, it is recommended that you start seeds indoors. A simple setup might be a shop light over a table or as elaborate as a heated greenhouse or multiple racks with lights.

We hope that our USDA Zone Specific planting guide with be a helpful tool in your garden planning and planting!



Asparagus, Artichoke and Rhubarb take approx 1 year to mature from seed so if you intend to grow from seed you'll need a bit more room.  Asparagus should be planted in the ground so it's not recommended for this zone.

 

Easy varieties to grow indoors include: Arugula, Sprouting Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Kale, Spinach and Swiss Chard.

 

Growing indoors allows you to produce and eat fresh green year-round!

 

Mid-Late MARCH

 

Start Seeds Indoors: Cabbage, Celery, Swiss Chard, Endive, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Peppers and Spinach




APRIL

Start Seeds Inside or outside: Arugula, Basil, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Chives, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Dill, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash and Tomatoes.

A greenhouse can extend your growing options


MAY



Start Seeds indoors: Arugula, Beans: bush, pole and snap, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Corn: dent, field, popcorn & sweet, Cucumber, Endive, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spinach and Summer Squash

Plant all herb and flower seeds outside

Transplant: all remaining indoor seedlings

JUNE

Start Seeds outside: Arugula, Beans: bush, pole, snap and lima, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach and Summer Squash


JULY

Start Seeds outside: Arugula, Lettuce, Beets (for greens), Kale 





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USDA Zone Specific Planting Guide & More Posted on 12 Jan 07:57 , 1 comment

Welcome to Mary's Heirloom Seeds!
 
As promised, we have a new planting guide for 2019 with more growing tips than ever!  This is a great guide to help you plan your garden.  
What's different about our 2019?  We've decided to switch to a USDA zone specific SEED planting guide instead of region-specific.  


Each of the zones list below are links to the full planting guide. Click the text or the image to see the planting guide


FLORIDA









 

UPDATE 1/13/19:

ZONE 1


Now that we've covered our USDA zone-specific planting guide, below you will find additional planting info such as plant spacing and growing tutorials.


PLANT SPACING

Plant Spacing Chart for Veggies

Square Foot Garden Plant Spacing Chart



RAISED BED GARDENING

Build Your Own Raised Beds & GROW

Soil Recipes for Raised Bed Gardens




CONTAINER GARDENING

Start A Bucket Garden 

Growing In Containers

VIDEO: Create a Bucket Garden

VIDEO: Planting Garlic in Containers



SEED STARTING

VIDEO: Seed Starting Made Simple 

VIDEO: Seed Starting with Coconut Coir Pellets 

Tips for Seed Starting

Seed Starting with Coconut Coir Pellets 

Using Coconut Coir in the Garden 

VIDEO: Using Coconut Coir in the Garden



GROWING FOOD

Best Veggies for Homestead Gardens

Feeding a Family from the Garden
(how much to plant)

Grow Your Own Salsa Garden with Recipe

 



TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS

Hardening Off Seedlings

VIDEO:  Transplanting Seedlings



FEEDING YOUR PLANTS

Feeding Your Plants-Updated

DIY Fertilizer Mix for a Liquid Feed

VIDEO: DIY Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Using Calcium in the Garden

DIY Alfalfa Meal Tea

VIDEO: DIY Alfalfa Meal Tea

Kelp Meal Tea Recipe

VIDEO: Using Azomite in the Garden

 

 

DIY IDEAS FOR THE GARDEN

DIY Tomato Cages Tutorial


GROWING ON A BUDGET VIDEOS 

Growing on a Budget
Composting
Get the Scoop on Using Poop
Using Horse Manure
Using Goat Manure
Seed Starting Indoors 
Recycled Containers for Seed Starting

 

 

PEST CONTROL

Companion Planting

VIDEO:  Companion Planting with Borage

Pest Control & Prevention in the Garden

Identifying Common Garden Pests

Identifying Common "Good Bugs"

Organic Pest Control part 1

Organic Pest Control part 2

Organic Pest Control part 3

Using Organic Neem Oil in the Garden

VIDEO: Using Food Grade DE in the Garden


GARLIC

When to Plant Garlic

How to Plant Organic Garlic

Harvesting & Curing Organic Garlic


POTATOES

Planting & Growing Organic Potatoes

When to Plant Potatoes: A State-Specific Guide


SEED SAVING

Seed Saving Part 1
Saving & Storing Garden Seeds for Next Season


SEED SAVING VIDEOS

Seed Saving Intro
Harvesting Squash Seeds
Harvesting Okra Seeds
Harvesting Swiss Chard Seeds


We will update this list as we add to our youtube channel and articles posted here on our website.  If you have specific garden or seed related questions, please contact us via email at MARY@MARYSHEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM



Happy Planting!


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Zone 10 Vegetable Planting Guide Posted on 12 Jan 07:49 , 0 comments

Zones 10 has a long growing window for gardening. With a last frost date of January 30th or earlier and first frost date as late as November 30th to December 30th. First and last frost days may vary by 2 weeks (or more depending on the weather).


If you'd like to get a jump-start on Spring and Fall planting, it is possible to extend your season by starting seeds indoors. A simple setup might be a shop light over a table or as elaborate as a heated greenhouse or multiple racks with lights.

We hope that our USDA Zone Specific SEED planting guide with be a helpful tool in your garden planning and planting!

 


JANUARY

Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Eggplant, Endive, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Mustard, Bunching Onion, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Radish, Tomatoes, Turnips and Watermelon

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS

 

 

FEBRUARY

Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, BEASN, Beets, Broccoli, Cantalope, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Endive, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Melons, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radish, Summer Spinach (malabar), Summer & Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips and Watermelon

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS

 

 

 

MARCH

Start seeds outside: Arugula, BEANS, Beets, Cantalope, Carrots, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Endive, Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Mustard, OKRA, Peas, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radish, Summer & Winter Squash, Cherry Tomatoes and Turnips

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS

Transplant: all remaining indoor seedlings

 

 

APRIL

Start seeds outside:  BEANS, Cantalope, Chard,  OKRA and Southern Peas

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS



MAY


Start seeds outside:  OKRA and Southern Peas


JUNE


Start seeds outside:   OKRA and Southern Peas


JULY

Start seeds outside:   OKRA and Southern Peas

 



AUGUST

Plant Seeds outside or indoors for Fall: Beans, Celery, Collards,  Corn, Eggplant, Okra, Bunching Onion Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Summer Squash and Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips and Watermelon

 

SEPTEMBER

Plant Seeds outside for Fall: Arugula, Bush Beans, Broccoli,  Cabbage, Celery, Chives, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Peas, Southern Peas, Pepper, Summer Squash, Radish, Tomato and Turnips

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds outside

 

 

OCTOBER

Plant Seeds outside: Arugula, Beans, Beets, BroccoliCabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Parsley, Peas,  Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

Plant Seeds outside for Fall: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Peas,  Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

 

DECEMBER

Plant Seeds outside for Fall: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Peas and Radish

 

 

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Zone 9 Vegetable Planting Guide Posted on 12 Jan 06:29 , 0 comments

Zones 9 has a long growing window for gardening. With a last frost date of January 30th or earlier and first frost date as late as November 30th to December 30th. First and last frost days may vary by 2 weeks (or more depending on the weather).


If you'd like to get a jump-start on Spring and Fall planting, it is possible to extend your season by starting seeds indoors. A simple setup might be a shop light over a table or as elaborate as a heated greenhouse or multiple racks with lights.

We hope that our USDA Zone Specific SEED planting guide with be a helpful tool in your garden planning and planting!

 



JANUARY

Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Mustard, Bunching Onion, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

FEBRUARY

Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Endive, Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Mustard, Bunching Onion, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Radish, Spinach, Tomatoes and Turnips

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS

 

MARCH

Start seeds outside: Arugula, BEANS, Beets, Cantalope, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Endive, Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Leek, Melons, Mustard, Onion, OKRA, Parsley, Peas, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radish, Summer & Winter Squash, Tomatoes and Watermelon

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS


 

APRIL

Start seeds outside: Arugula, BEANS, Beets, Cantalope, Chard, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Lettuce, Melons, Mustard, OKRA, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radish, Summer & Winter Squash, Tomatoes and Watermelon

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS

Transplant: all remaining indoor seedlings



MAY


Start Seeds outside: Chard, Eggplant, EndiveOkra, Southern Peas,  Peppers, PumpkinSummer Squash & Winter Squash and Cherry Tomato 

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds outside


JUNE


Start Seeds outside in early June: Lima Beans, Chard, Eggplant, Okra, Southern Peas and Peppers

There's still time to plant some HERBS and WILDFLOWER seeds!


JULY

Start Seeds outside: Eggplant, Okra, Southern Peas and Watermelon



AUGUST

Plant Seeds outside or indoors for Fall: Arugula, Bush BeansBroccoli, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Bunching Onion, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Summer Squash and Winter SquashTomatoes, Turnips and Watermelon

 

SEPTEMBER

Plant Seeds outside for Fall: Arugula, Bush Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Cucumber, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Summer Squash, Radish and Turnips

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds outside

 

 

OCTOBER

Plant Seeds outside for Fall: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

 

NOVEMBER

Plant Seeds outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Radish and Spinach

 

DECEMBER

Plant Seeds outside: Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chinese Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Leek, Mustard, Onion, Parsley and Radish

 

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Zone 8 Vegetable Planting Guide Posted on 11 Jan 15:35 , 1 comment

Zones 8 has a medium/moderate growing window for gardening. With a last frost date as early as March 1st to March 30th and first frost date as late as October 30th to November 30th. First and last frost days may vary by 2 weeks (or more depending on the weather).


If you'd like to get a jump-start on Spring and Fall planting, it is possible to extend your season by starting seeds indoors. A simple setup might be a shop light over a table or as elaborate as a heated greenhouse or multiple racks with lights.

We hope that our USDA Zone Specific SEED planting guide with be a helpful tool in your garden planning and planting!

 



JANUARY

Start seeds indoors: Asparagus, Cabbage, Celery, Lettuce, Mustard,  Onion, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

FEBRUARY

Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

A greenhouse can extend your season


MARCH


Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Corn, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, PeasPeppers, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes and Turnips.

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS




APRIL

Start Seeds outside: Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Dill, Eggplant, Endive, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Okra, Onion, Oregano, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, SpinachSquash (Summer & Winter), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes,  Turnips and Watermelon.

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds inside or outside depending on weather


MAY


Start Seeds outside: ArugulaBeans: bush, pole, snap and lima, Beets, Cantalope, Chard, Collards, Corn: dent, field, popcorn & sweet, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Melons, Muskmelon, Okra, Parsley,  Southern Peas,  Peppers, Pumpkin, RadishSummer Squash & Winter Squash, Tomato and Watermelon

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds outside

Transplant: all remaining indoor seedlings

JUNE


Start Seeds outside in early June: Lima Beans, Chard, Corn: Dent field, popcorn & sweet, Melons, Okra, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Summer Spinach (malabar), Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Tomatoes and Watermelon 

There's still time to plant HERBS and WILDFLOWER seeds!


JULY

Start Seeds outside: Beans: bush, Chard, CornPumpkin and Cherry Tomatoes



AUGUST

Plant Seeds outside or indoors for Fall: Arugula, Bush Beans, Beets, Broccoli, CabbageCarrots, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Peas, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Cherry Tomatoes and Turnips

 

SEPTEMBER:

Plant seeds outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion sets, Mustard, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

OCTOBER:

Plant seeds outside: ArugulaCabbage, Collards, Lettuce,  Radish and Spinach

 



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Zone 7 Vegetable Planting Guide Posted on 11 Jan 15:33 , 0 comments

Zones 7 has a medium/moderate growing window for gardening. With a last frost date as early as March 30th and first frost date as late as October 30th. First and last frost days may vary by 2 weeks (or more depending on the weather).


If you'd like to get a jump-start on Spring and Fall planting, it is possible to extend your season by starting seeds indoors. A simple setup might be a shop light over a table or as elaborate as a heated greenhouse or multiple racks with lights.

We hope that our USDA Zone Specific SEED planting guide with be a helpful tool in your garden planning and planting!

 



JANUARY

Start seeds indoors: Asparagus, Cabbage, Celery, Lettuce, Mustard,  Onion, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

FEBRUARY

Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Peas, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

A greenhouse can extend your season


MARCH


Start seeds indoors or outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Corn, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, PeasPeppers, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes and Turnips.

HERBS & WILDFLOWERS




APRIL

Start Seeds outside: Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Dill, Eggplant, Endive, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Okra, Onion, Oregano, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, SpinachSquash (Summer & Winter), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes,  Turnips and Watermelon.

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds inside or outside depending on weather


MAY


Start Seeds outside: ArugulaBeans: bush, pole, snap and lima, Beets, Cantalope, Chard, Collards, Corn: dent, field, popcorn & sweet, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Melons, Muskmelon, Okra, Parsley,  Southern Peas,  Peppers, Pumpkin, RadishSummer Squash & Winter Squash, Tomato and Watermelon

Plant all HERB and FLOWER seeds outside

Transplant: all remaining indoor seedlings

JUNE


Start Seeds outside in early June: Lima Beans, Chard, Corn: Dent field, popcorn & sweet, Melons, Okra, Southern Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Summer Spinach (malabar), Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Tomatoes and Watermelon 

There's still time to plant HERBS and WILDFLOWER seeds!


JULY

Start Seeds outside: Beans: bush, Chard, CornPumpkin and Cherry Tomatoes



AUGUST

Plant Seeds outside or indoors for Fall: Arugula, Bush Beans, Beets, Broccoli, CabbageCarrots, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Peas, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Cherry Tomatoes and Turnips

 

SEPTEMBER:

Plant seeds outside: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion sets, Mustard, Radish, Spinach and Turnips

 

OCTOBER:

Plant seeds outside: ArugulaCabbage, Collards, Lettuce,  Radish and Spinach

 



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45 NEW ARRIVALS for 2019! Posted on 9 Jan 18:30 , 0 comments

We *might* be adding a few more before the week is over but for now, check out these
45 NEW ARRIVALS for 2019!
We currently offer over 600 varieties of Heirloom, open-pollinated, non-gmo & non-hybrid seeds.
Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.

 

We also offer a unique selection of  99 CENT SEED PACKS

 
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Also spelled Louffa, Louffah and Loffah 
Heirloom from 1888.  The fruit grows about 2', and the vine is very ornamental, producing clusters of yellow blossoms, in pleasing contrast with the silvery-shaded, dark green foliage.
 
  
January 9, 2019

Our 2019 Gardens are going to be AMAZING!
We've added 45 different heirloom varieties for 2019.  This puts us well over 600 Heirloom seed varieties now available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.
Enjoy!
NEW ARRIVALS for 2019
 
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Growing Tips, Tutorials & Videos   

If you have additional questions please feel free to ask. 

 

Happy Planting,

 

Mary's Heirloom Seeds, P. O. Box 3763, Ramona, CA 92065

Grow Your Own "Magic" Velvet Beans Posted on 27 Dec 07:56 , 0 comments

We've added a few more Heirloom Seeds to our growing collection and thought you might enjoy learning about a few of them.

Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens) has many names including magic velvet bean, Bengal velvet bean, Florida velvet bean, Mauritius velvet bean, Yokohama velvet bean, cowage, cowitch, lacuna bean, and Lyon bean

Velvet Beans are a summer legume. The vines may reach 12 to 15 feet in length, and the roots grow as long as 20 to 30 feet.
 
Velvet bean plants (Mucuna pruriens) are tropical legumes that are native to southern China and eastern India. The plants have spread throughout much of Asia and are often cultivated around the world, especially in Australia and the southern United States.

Velvet bean plants are not frost hardy, but they have a short lifespan and even in hot climates they are almost always grown as annuals.
Excellent soil-builder. Velvet bean is often used as a quick annual fodder or silage crop.  
 
Minute hairs on flowers and seed pods can cause intense itching, explaining another of its common names--Cow Itch Plant.


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There are a few scientifically proven health benefits for Velvet Beans.


From NCBI,
All parts of M. pruriens possess valuable medicinal properties and it has been investigated in various contexts, including for its anti-diabetic, aphrodisiac, anti-neoplastic, anti-epileptic, and anti-microbial activities (Sathiyanarayanan et al., 2007). Its anti-venom activities have been investigated by Guerranti et al. (2002) and its anti-helminthic activity has been demonstrated by Jalalpure (2007). M. pruriens has also been shown to be neuroprotective (Misra and Wagner, 2007), and has demonstrated analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity (Hishika et al., 1981).


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