Seeds can be viable for hundreds, even thousands of years. The oldest seed that has grown into a plant was a Judean date palm seed about 2,000 years old, recovered from excavations in Israel. But conditions have to be just right for that to happen – dry, cool and air tight is ideal.
We have several seed collections, but there is one special one – our biggest, called the Whole Garden Collection. It contains 32 types and 40 varieties of vegetable seed, sealed in triple-layer foil mylar packaging for long-term storage. We can’t promise 2000 years, but it will last 5 to 10 years or more in the right conditions.
Whole Garden Collection
This collection is 100% non-hybrid, open-pollinated, and untreated seed and includes guidelines for vegetable growing and seed saving right in the package. Like all of Sow True Seed, it can be saved and replanted year after year, continuing true to type. Saved hybrid seed will not grow true, but will have unpredictable results, perhaps taking after one of it’s grandparents or not bearing fruit at all.
The collection will cover a full 3/4 acre garden for one or several families to share for the growing season. It is also well suited for storing away with your water and food supply in case of an emergency. It includes 2.3lbs of seed, approximately 36,000 seeds. It will plant 2,600 row feet and yield up to 2,700lbs of fresh, nutritious vegetables!
It includes the following: 2 varieties of Beans (1 pole, 1 bush), 2 varieties of Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, 2 varieties of Cabbage, 2 varieties of Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, 2 varieties of Lettuce, Melon, Mustard Greens, Okra, 2 varieties of Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, Hot Pepper, 2 varieties of Sweet Peppers, Pumpkin, Radish, Spinach, Summer Squash, 2 varieties of Winter Squash, Sunflower, 2 varieties of Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon.
In the uncertain times that we live in, it makes sense to keep something as important as vegetable seeds on hand.