My free heirloom seeds arrived today from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! I was so delighted to see the envelope in the mailbox.They sent me free seeds because I signed up for the Grow it Forward Seed Contest.
As you can see below, we received Asparagus Beans, German Lunchbox Tomatoes, Giant Yellow Bell Peppers, White Belgian Carrots, and Phlox Beauty Flower seeds. They will be such a wonderful accompaniment to the seeds we’ve already started for our first garden this year.
About four years ago, I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and got really interested in the local food and heirloom seed movements. The more I learned about Monsanto and GMO’s, the more I wanted to use only heirloom seeds and join a seed saver club.
Did you know an estimated 75 to 80% of processed food in the U.S. contains GMOs? For the past 15 years, Americans have been denied the basic right to know what’s in our food, despite the fact that more than 50 countries around the world already require labeling of genetically engineered food.
Now that we own our own acre of land, I’m excited at the prospect of growing and raising our own food. This is going to be a great year!
For more information on the seed contest, you can click on the link below: