Survival Seed Pack Giveaway


**Giveaway Closed. Congratulations to Linda! And a big thanks to everyone who participated!**

As our economy has struggled to pull itself out of this recession, more and more people are becoming aware of the need to start preparing for even harder times ahead. One preparedness measure that has become increasingly popular is storing “survival seeds“. Simply put, these are all of the heirloom variety seeds that you would need to be able to plant a large enough garden to feed you and your family. Heirloom seeds, unlike store bought packs, are a definite must as these are the only kind that you can save seeds from. These seeds have the potential of feeding your family for generations to come! And they will store for up to 5 years, so you don’t have to use them right away.

When Hometown Seeds recently contacted me and so generously offered to host a “Survival Seed Pack” Giveaway here, I knew this was one product I could put my support behind. I’m always somewhat hesitant placing seed orders with a new company over the internet. After all, you can’t always trust that your money is actually going to a legitimate purchase. Well, I’m here to tell you that Hometown Seeds is a real company that you can trust. I received my package from them in just a couple of days, and everything was just as they said it would be.

Interested in winning your own Survival Seeds? Each pack includes 16 of the most popular varieties of open-pollinated seeds, including:

  1. Lincoln Peas
  2. Detroit Dark Red Beets
  3. Kentucky Wonder Brown Pole Beans
  4. Yolo Wonder Peppers
  5. Champion Radish
  6. Lucullus Swiss Chard
  7. Black Beauty Zucchini
  8. Waltham Butternut Winter
  9. Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach
  10. Scarlet Nantes Carrots
  11. Long Green Improved Cucumber
  12. Rutgers Tomatoes
  13. Golden Acre Cabbage
  14. Romaine Paris Island Cos Lettuce
  15. Golden Bantem Sweet Corn
  16. Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion

Here’s a little more information about what you can expect from each Survival Seeds kit:

  • OVER 22,000 SEEDS! We encourage you to compare us with the competition.
  • You will not find a better value for premium quality seed.
  • Wholesale Pricing.  Purchased by the packet, this pack would cost over $123.00
  • Resealable Triple-Layered Mylar: The gold standard in seed packaging.
  • Know that your family will have food during a crisis.
  • Includes an in-depth instruction booklet.
  • Enough seeds to plant 3/4 of an acre!
  • Non-Hybrid Survival Seeds produce true to variety seeds to replant for future harvests.
  • Optimum water content to increase storage life.
  • Double water tight packaging.
  • 5 yr. minimum shelf life, up to 10 yrs. if frozen.
  • Hometown seeds is 100% GMO free!
  • Makes a great addition to your long term food storage.
  • Nearly 1 1/2 lbs. of premium seed.
  • Ships next business day.
Really. This is good stuff. So, one of you will be lucky enough to win your very own Survival Seed pack. But we haven’t forgotten about the rest of you!
Now through July 31st (2010), use the coupon code thanks for a 20% discount. This pack is currently on sale for $39.99 (plus $5.95 shipping).
Okay, ready to enter? For your chance at winning your own Survival Seeds, you can do any or all of the following methods to receive one entry, with a total of SIX entries! But you must leave a separate comment for each entry to have each one count. Good luck!

1.) Simply leave a comment telling me what you think about saving Survival Seeds.

2.) Add my Button to your sidebar, then leave a comment here letting me know you did, with a link to your blog. If you already have my button, let me know!

3.) Post something about this giveaway on your blog. Then come back here and leave a separate comment telling me you blogged about it, with a link to your post.

4.) Subscribe to my blog.

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Subscribe in a reader Then leave a separate comment letting me know you subscribed. As always, if you already subscribe that counts too! Just leave me a comment telling me you’re already faithful!

5.) Follow me on Twitter, and tweet about the giveaway.

6.) Become a fan on Facebook, and post something on your wall about the giveaway. If you’re already a fan, then tell your FB friends about the giveaway!

Open to US and Canada.

I will choose one random winner on Friday, July 23 at 9 pm, EST. I’ll post the winner here once a name has been drawn, and notify the winner via email, so make sure to leave a valid email address. The winner will need to respond to my email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck!!


Kendra
About Kendra 1103 Articles
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.

173 Comments

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it : ) Thank you so very much. I was actually checking out some of the other bloggers that have links on the list. What great blogs that I plan to keep visiting. This drawing has been a win win for me.

    I checked back here after reading about putting up corn on your blog and there it was, the winner! I screamed and my dh looked and wonder what in the world. All I could say is I won, I won. I almost couldn’t get it out.

    Thank you and Hometown Seeds . I am so going to blog about your site along with the Hometown Seeds this weekend.

    I want you to know that I plan to save and share seeds from my gardens. So I’d like to pass on my happiness and the love of growing my own food from saved seeds. Hard times are here and having a wonderful bounty of seeds that can save many from hunger is the best investment that I know of. Keep the gold I’ll take the survival seeds any ol day ;).

    I will pay this forward, thank you

    tc linda

  2. What a great give-away!

    I am just learning about gardening and want to learn how to save seeds == the right way. I would love to be entered. Being able to grow one’s own food is not just a hobby, but necessary – come what may.

  3. I do some gardening, but just moved to the country and would love to have a much larger garden. I’ve heard that heirloom is the only way to go!

  4. I’m a FB fan too ☺ Shared there and on a YahooGroup for homesteading women. Love you FB feed!! Karen
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  5. I actually have never heard of that company! And I buy all my seeds online. What a fantastic pack they have put together! I’m excited! 🙂

  6. Wow, long way down today. LOL! Survival seeds? Great idea! and ofcourse I already subscribe! (:
    Debbie Miller

  7. This looks like a terrific package! A great variety of seeds. I definitely believe in saving our own seeds and just saved some of my Cascadia peas for next year. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  8. And I subscribed! Yay, this may be the very first time I entered all of the opportunities on any giveaway. I guess you might say I WANT THOSE SEEDS!

  9. Now for the basic entry. The seeds, what’s to think. Heirloom seeds are the only way to go. Why do we grow the other stuff? Oh, wait, the convenience of it all, but is that worth it? Um, no.

  10. I am learning to really garden (more than just tomatoes and peppers) this year and can as well. I want to be able to provide healthy food for my family regardless of what things look like in our country. I had not thought about setting aside seeds for what ifs. We take garden centers and the internet for granted. Wonderful thought. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

  11. Hubby just gave me a tiller (used) for my birthday – an awesome find and deal – would love to have the seeds to round-out my birthday present!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Here’s my comment entry…

    I think it’s a great idea! We buy heirloom seeds. Our garden is a little iffy this year…maybe next year’s will be more promising! : )

  13. Interesting that you are writing about this. We have been growing our own food for almost 3 years now and are only recently becoming aware of seed packs or gardens in a can or survival seeds. What a great concept for ANYONE; not just new gardeners. Thank you for offering such a great prize!

  14. And finally, I just added your tag to my blog ~ which I must admit that I’m not willing to do very often. However, yours is definately worth sharing!

  15. My husband & I were just discussing the importance of saving our own seed, and teaching our boys to do the same. Thank you so much for sharing a reliable company with us, Kendra. You can be sure that we’ll be checking them out!

    Blessings, Delinda Lea

  16. Looks like a nice assortment of seeds! We are growing the Rutgers tomato this year. Nice all around tomato that doesn’t get so big it cracks.

  17. Please enter me in the contest for the heirloom seeds. I’m an beginner gardener and would love to win these.
    Thanks for the oportunity

  18. Saving seeds is a wonderful way to prepare your home and family for a possible economic crisis. It’s something that most of our grandparents did out of habit. Unfortunately this “skill” has been lost over the years and we need to make an effort to cultivate this lost art. It could save our lives!

  19. I’ve just started becoming more aware of how many seeds in catalogs are hybrids–it’s crazy! This spring was the first time I really tailored my buying habits with that in mind. I think this is a great idea–so much good stuff in one package. Great giveaway.

  20. I added a post about the giveaway as well as a link on my sidebar for you. Thanks and good luck to everyone.

  21. I like the idea that they are heirloom seeds. Can’t seem to find them in a store anymore. And I like that they can store up to five years- that’s so helpful.

  22. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Heirloom seeds are not only great for
    our survival preparation, but they also
    transfer our food history to our future.

  23. What a great idea ~ everyone should be prepared with a kit like this. Sounds great ~ the garden that gives, and keeps on giving.

  24. As a 60 year old female, I have a lot of the skills to put up the harvest and would love to have the seed kit. With most of my children also unemployed, I could really use this to help feed my grandchildren and put up the harvest. I love to can, freeze,dry, and pickel foods. I will be learning to make Kim Chee this year and cabbage. My biggest problem is my lack of money to add to my food storage. I know the need is there and have used mine several times but right now I am unemployed for the last year. I would love to be able to grow a garden again. A real garden. I am moving into a different place and will have a huge garden area there. I have a small container garden on the deck right now. Even my small garden has been a life safer and I do save seeds and give seeds to others at the senior center. I subscribed to your blog already and put you on facebook and added you to my blog site as well. I love your blog. Adding the button right now.

  25. I am so thankful to have found your site. Thank you for all of the information and for letting me know there are others who feel the same as I do.

  26. I think that saving heirloom seed is one of the most important ways to prepare for a lengthy emergency. The pack contains a wide variety of seed and is definitely a great value!

  27. I am already a subcriber. I just learned of this seed company this year. I am growing one kind of squash from them. Would love to have more. Barbara

  28. Im a subscriber. I am on the Board of Directors of the Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council of Broward County and we could use the seeds to plant at our research gardens.

  29. This is a brilliant idea! I always found thought of collecting all the varieties of seeds you’d need a real chore.
    What an easy way to get them all together!

  30. We’re moving into our new house on large piece of land on Saturday, and I would love to have a jump on our new garden! This company sounds amazing!

  31. Oh, I also subscribe. I read this in my email this morning and headed over to comment. Thanks so much for all your great articles and food for thought. We need more like you! =)

  32. I’ve been looking into storing seeds for a few weeks and looking into different companies. I would LOVE to win this – more than any giveaway I’ve ever entered! I’m off to check out their site now!

  33. Awesome giveaway and totally appropriate. Good for you and your family. I admire what all you’re doing/have done in the time I’ve followed you. Thanks!

  34. I’m already subscribed to your blog and am a fan on Facebook. It’s a scary thought that Survival Seeds might ever be necessary. We bought all heirloom this year in hopes of saving the seed and having it for next year. This would be a great back-up. Great giveaway!

  35. What a prize! I’ve just started seed saving this year, and a package like this would be amazing!

    Thank for the chance.

  36. And I’ll be I’m a subscriber to your site as well : )

    I need to check out your Facebook and join you there and also blog about this : ) I have not been on twitter so maybe there too : )

    Thank you
    tc linda

  37. This is a wonderful giveaway. I have organic gardens and grow heirlooms, save seeds and give them away too 🙂 always good to see new gardeners and nice to help when I can.

    I have always wanted to have the survival seeds. I would love to win this seed kit : ). I’m sure checking out the Hometown Seeds , what a nice thing for both of you to do.

    I’m keeping my fingers cross.

    Thank you
    tc linda

  38. I am kind of surprised how nervous I am about survival seeds. I planted heirloom tomatoes this year and don’t know if I can figure out the whole saving process.

  39. I have been wanting to start a garden and it looks like I would have all the seeds I need to get a great one started with this pack!

  40. Interesting. Not my cup of tea (I’m picky about my varieties of some things, plus I live in a cold climate – bet a bunch of those seeds wouldn’t even be ready to harvest food let alone seed for the following year!), but still.

  41. Oh, I would love this! Thanks for introducing us to a new company!
    I’ve started saving some seeds and have great plans to grow everything from my own heirloom seeds one day! Love it!

  42. I think its a great giveaway!! My husband and I both are very interested in expanding our gardens and growing seasons so we can produce more for our family, seems urgent to us.

    I would love to win this!!!

  43. The hubby and I have spent the last few years getting a garden set up and actually functioning. Our soil is horrible, so this has been a work in progress. If the worst happens, we have already made plans for taking over more of the yard.

    We also have room under our trees in the front and side of the house. Last year I grew summer squash there – it looked like big elephant leaf plants – the neighbors had no idea there was food growing in the landscaping. I did not do it again this year (it was to have been bush beans and swiss chard), but could easily do it again.

    I am on a very tiny plot of land in a subdivision with an HOA. The HOA is reasonable (at least so far) and everything is behind a privacy fence in any event except the front and side landscaping. Our yard is patrolled by our three dogs – if we had to, we would leave one of them out all night to protect what we planted.

    It’s not ideal, but I got a lot of produce out of the garden last year and this year looks to be good also.

  44. Although I’m not of the “survival” mentality, I do believe that passing on heritage seeds (chickens, goats, etc.) is imperative. We have started a small veggie garden this year, but I have already vowed to use only heirloom seeds from now on. I want to be part of keeping our heritage going and sharing that with others. Thanks for considering me for this amazing opportunity!

  45. First gotta give a thanks to Lacey McDaniel Seeley for the info!

    Subscribed to your blog via my Google Reader and I love it!

  46. Beautiful story Niki S. My 2 year old loves Tommy Toes right off the vine too!!! If I miss him I just look to the Garden and their he is in the Tommy Toes 🙂 haha I love it!!! These are the moments that give me peace!!!!

  47. I have been looking into acquiring some heirloom seeds. This survival packet sounds awesome. I would love to win the seeds. It is getting so much harder to find heirloom seeds now. Thanks.

  48. It’s so important to use heirloom seeds and save your seeds each year, it might even save your life, it will definitely make you more independent.

  49. I would love love love to win these! I planted heirloom seeds in my garden this year and am going to experiment with seed saving this fall, but I was just recently thinking it would be a good idea to have some good seed packets in storage as well! If things ever got really bad, a food storage of cans, etc, would only last so long, so eventually, you would have to start growing your own food. This is an awesome giveaway!!

  50. I have always loved to garden since I was a little girl! I was raised by my grandparents, and my Papa always had a beautiful garden that just BURST forth with bounty! I remember carrying paper bags to the neighbors, full of veggies, and the neighbors were always happy to get the love offering =) Since I became a wife and mom and have been gardening on my own, I have been very interested in the importance of saving seeds and using and keeping heirloom seeds. The history of Victory Gardens has always intrigued me, knowing that having a garden was a normal part of most house wives lives back then, and how it is NOT now. Have to wonder just how much we have lost with all the progress 😉 But it makes my heart merry to be outside watering, like I was last night, and have one of my children reach down and pluck a leaf of red leaf lettuce and stuff it in his mouth, cause he can, and because he loves fresh veggies straight from the garden.

    Blessings,

    Niki

  51. Ok, gumming up the works with this separate comment, sorry to add to the list but doing as told. A good collection of seeds you are offering. Will be saving seed from my garden which is doing well this year. Such relief and good fresh foods.

  52. Hi there, tis such a good idea to save aside seed as well as canned goods, dried goods and such. I subscribed and am leaving this comment to support you.

  53. Dear Lisa, this would be such a blessing. As a new beginning gardener, it would help a great deal. Thank you for the opportunity.

  54. I think everyone should be prepared and I see a lot of homeowners that don’t have gardens at all and I think they’re crazy!!!

  55. We’re entering a season in our lives where everything’s uncertain, and we have three small children. Having Survival Seeds to fall back on would be such a blessing!

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