Closed: Organic Heirloom Seeds Survival Vault

by Kelli & Brad

organic heirloom seeds

We are very excited to introduce our next giveaway. After the excitement for the coconut oil giveaway we asked you on Facebook whether we should give away another gallon of coconut oil or offer these organic heirloom seeds and the overwhelming response was for the seeds. So based on the democratic demand of our readers, let’s give away some heirloom seeds!

Could you feed your family from your garden if you *had* to? What if you simply decided you wanted to?

This emergency survival seed vault was created to serve that very purpose. The vault contains 20 varieties of easy-to-grow heirloom vegetable seeds.

What’s so special about heirloom seeds? Most produce grown in conventional agriculture, and most home gardens, comes from hybrid seeds. This is done to increase yield as well as select for desirable traits…that perfect head of lettuce or a cosmetically appealing tomato.

The issue with hybrid plants is that the desired trait is unlikely to manifest in a second generation of planting. That means that if you want the same results you are forced to return to the seed company to purchase seeds their seeds year after year. Hybridization also contributes to the decreasing variety of plant species grown throughout the world.

Before continuing we need to note, don’t confuse hybrids with GMOs. Hybrids mate compatible species, just at an accelerated breeding pace. GMO’s involve a process of taking genes from two very incompatible species and splicing them to create entirely new creations. Both involve human manipulation, but the hybrid breeding process is simply a sped up, targeted practice that anyone could do with two plants in their backyard. GMOs require expensive equipment run by genetic scientists determined to follow in Dr. Frankenstein’s footsteps.

Back to heirlooms. Heirlooms are the pinnacle of natural and sustainable. They’ve been around for a long time (prior to the 1950’s is a generally accepted definition), are not patentable, have often been passed down for generations, and are easily harvested and stored for future use. And based on personal experience, they taste a heck of a lot better too.

Having a storage of heirloom seeds gives you confidence in knowing that you could plant your seeds this year, eat the produce, store the new seeds for the following season, and continue this process indefinitely. You have security independence. And even if the zombie apocalypse never happens, you’ll have a garden that’ll kick out some amazingly delicious veggies. πŸ™‚

How to Enter to Win

1) Go to this link to see the selection of organic heirloom seeds you’ll be winning then use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

2) Make sure you’re signed up to our free weekly e-magazine. If you’re not already a subscriber, add your email to the form below. You can unsubscribe at any time. Just know that you must be subscribed in order to be eligible to win the prize…yep, we check!

4) Get bonus entries for liking us on Facebook, following us on Pinterest, following us on Twitter, sharing this giveaway with your friends and followers, and leaving a comment. All you need to do is click the β€œEnter” button on all entries that you complete.

5) You can get 10 extra entries if you pin this on Pinterest! (See the rafflecopter widget for details.)

The contest will close at midnight central time on June 23rd. We’ll announce the winner right here on this page on June 24th and you’ll have one week to claim your prize so stay tuned!

Ready? Go!!

PLEASE NOTE: We will only send the actual product to US residents only. If you live outside of the US, we will send you a $40 Amazon gift card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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UPDATE: It’s time for the best part of the giveaway! We’re so excited to tell you…

The winner is…

Angela K.! (husky359@…)

Congratulations Angela. Please send your mailing address within 7 Days to “feeds at fooduciary dot com” and we’ll get your prize in the mail.

We wish we could make you all winners. We really do appreciate you joining our little contest and supporting us in our little mission to improve the way the world eats. When one giveaway ends another one starts. Be sure to check out our newest giveaway for a Vanilla Extract and Hemp Seed Prize Pack.

Be sure to sign up for our emails so you never miss a giveaway. Remember, you have to be an active subscriber at the time of the drawing to win!

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Doina June 10, 2013

The one plant I seem to be good at keeping alive is tomato. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Terra June 10, 2013

Neat giveaway! I seem to be best at growing herbs, but I love growing tomatoes and sugar snap peas.

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Jannelle Hurney June 10, 2013

purple beans are my favorite as well as all varieties of summer squash

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Andrea June 10, 2013

my tomato plant seems to be doing good πŸ™‚
thanks for the giveaway!

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Suzanne June 10, 2013

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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Cathy June 11, 2013

I like to grow tomatoes.

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Kristin S. June 11, 2013

We enjoy growing tomatoes although our garden doesn’t produce very well. We’re always trying to improve our garden to help it grow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pierre June 11, 2013

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Pierre June 11, 2013

I don’t garden yet, but I am hoping to start & this would really help! I think that onions are a great thing to grow, because they are so versatile & used in so many recipes.

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JenniferB June 11, 2013

I love growing tomatoes and eating them fresh from the garden

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Marguerite June 11, 2013

Thanks for this giveaway! I am looking forward to starting my own garden. I would love to grow my own squash, beets, spinach and onions.

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Marcella June 14, 2013

I seem to grow beans and peas pretty well. This year I hope my pumpkins and squash follow suit!

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Sue June 16, 2013

Great give away. It would be nice to have a Heirloom Seeds Survival Vault!

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Kelly June 16, 2013

I have tomato and squash planted now. Allmost all my squash died in the latest storm.. :/ Anyways, I REALLY need to plant more and get our stock built up. I’ve never planted anything before this year and have killed all the plants I’ve tried to take care of. I really need video tutorials or a helper to show me what I should do. πŸ˜›

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Thalia June 16, 2013

I’m best at growing the easy stuff like squash and cucumbers. This year I thought the greens weren’t going to come up but I was wrong. I actually have kale and chard growing this year. Since I don’t have a green thumb really, I’m hoping it will survive. lol

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wendy b June 16, 2013

I love growing tomatoes and corn. I like having control over my food supply.

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jodi June 16, 2013

This is a great giveaway! Would love to have this prize!!

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Tiffany Wilson June 16, 2013

I would love these!

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Judy W June 16, 2013

Looking forward to growing the tomatoes! Thanks for the give-away.

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Angela Klein June 16, 2013

It seems we are best at growing strawberries, asparagus, garlic and chives. Usually tomatoes do well, but this year we are having trouble.

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Rochelle June 17, 2013

Me and tomatoes get along well. They can take overwatering, under watering and still produce. One of my favorites to grow πŸ™‚

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Jessica June 17, 2013

Tomatoes!

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Christeena Dinehart June 17, 2013

Oh, this would be great – I love trying new things in the garden!

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Susan F. June 17, 2013

Tomatoes! And I love this giveaway!

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Brad June 17, 2013

Thank you!

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Chontel June 17, 2013

I love ocra and squash!

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Jessica R Kenney June 17, 2013

I garden every year and most of the time, the wildlife gets it all before we do, but my favorite plant to grow is acorn squash. It is slow to mature, so that means I can check on it every few days. And it is prolific in it’s growth, so it can take over one bed, which means no weeding. And because it produces so much fruit, we have squash all fall and winter!

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Leanne Overlander June 17, 2013

I grow a garden and love being able to fill my pantry in the fall with food I know where it was grown, how it was grown and exactly what is in the jar on the shelf. I especially like growing tomatoes.

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Cheryl Medlin June 17, 2013

I LOVE to garden, although I haven’t been able to in a few years. Right now I have mini-greenhouses of herbs, lettuces, and tomatoes sitting in my bathroom waiting to go into windowboxes.

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Gail June 17, 2013

Love that they are all heirloom seeds!!

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Avery C June 17, 2013

This year is my first gardening experience, my greens are growing like crazy of course! And the peas and carrots are coming along nicely as well. It’s fun!

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Alicia June 17, 2013

Gardening in a lot of pots this year, so if we move we can take it with us!

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Vanessa Perry June 17, 2013

im a newbie gardener, but so far my best success has been with yellow beans – yum!

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Heather P. June 17, 2013

Growing up my father always had a garden and my brother and sister and me would help plant and water. We learned to earn the fruits of our labor early on. And id love to start a garden of my own. Right now I’m growing all kinds of herbs. πŸ™‚

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Stephanie Bury June 17, 2013

I don’t have a garden yet. I plan on putting in raised garden beds and starting one by next spring. Having a bunch of heirloom seeds would defiantly be pushing me in the right direction!

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Phill Krause June 18, 2013

Love this idea! A great way of getting people a start in growing the right kinds of food. Thank you

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Phill Krause June 18, 2013

Tomatoes and herbs. But most I haven’t had the room for much else. Eventually I want to be self sufficient and have them all be heirloom varieties.

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brother1sister1 June 18, 2013

I like growing just about everything. I love to companion plant!

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Shelley Alexander June 18, 2013

I just entered this fantastic giveaway and I will post it on my Facebook page today. I adore heirloom seeds. Thanks for hosting!

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Robyn June 18, 2013

I like growing pumpkins. My sons love tending the ones they choose to carve later in the season and we love homemade pumpkin pie:)

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Kelly Bisciotti June 18, 2013

Zucchini is my favorite and the one I seem to be best at growing! Great giveaway!

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erlinda June 18, 2013

would love to win, this is awesome

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Sammilamb June 18, 2013

New to your site, it is Fantastic! Love the giveaway and I think it is great when sites do giveaways because we are made aware of your awesomeness! And now we will continue to read and share the great stuff you have πŸ™‚

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Brad June 18, 2013

Thank you so much! Glad we found each other. πŸ™‚

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Rachel Barclay June 18, 2013

I don’t know which one I’d be best at since I’ve never had my own garden. We just bought a home and are going to start one…so I suppose I’ll find out soon, and this might help me πŸ™‚

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Lilli Hamilton June 18, 2013

We are in the process of purchasing a new home and after almost 2 years of being without a garden, I can definitely say my cooking & eating habits are suffering! Can’t wait to get back in the dirt

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Debbie Vanover June 18, 2013

It’s a boring, traditional answer….but I do love my tomatoes. Yellow and Mr Stripey are my faves. πŸ™‚

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Gina June 18, 2013

In our high desert climate, I’m pretty good at kale, collard greens and chard πŸ™‚

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Anna June 18, 2013

Seems the plant I am the best at growing are tomatoes, mint, and basil. All easy, I know. πŸ™‚

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Torrey June 18, 2013

Radishes and beets!

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Andrea R June 18, 2013

Nice giveaway πŸ™‚

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Emily June 18, 2013

Tomatoes πŸ™‚

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Sean June 18, 2013

I like to grow tomatoes and cucumbers. Hopefully I’ll be canning like crazy in a couple of weeks!

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Nona Schnell June 18, 2013

Very cool page.

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Brad June 18, 2013

Thanks!

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Barbara Mullins June 18, 2013

Cucumbers.

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mamanina June 18, 2013

used to plant almost everything with my mom, would love to try it again

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shelby June 19, 2013

this looks really cool, i want one! πŸ˜€

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jamie June 19, 2013

Ahhh, I’m such a seed junkie! I’m drooling over here.

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Brad June 19, 2013

Don’t get the seeds wet! πŸ˜‰

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jamie June 19, 2013

Ooops, forgot to answer! My favorite thing to grow is chard. It’s so easy and it just gives and gives.

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Billy June 19, 2013

I’m so excited about this giveaway, my kids love helping in the garden with me.

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Leslie June 19, 2013

Thanks πŸ˜‰

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amaltais June 19, 2013

Would LOVE to win this!! Thanks πŸ™‚

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Robin Whelan June 19, 2013

I find it a great challenge keeping the herbs which like dry soil alive from germination to maturity. I am a drowner of Cilantro (coriander)…and am presently reading “Gaia’s Garden”, for possible insights/references. All so I will do better with these delicate ones.

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jessicadolan June 19, 2013

Best at: green beans, love to grow EVERYTHING. Each year my garden gets bigger and bigger.

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rusthawk June 20, 2013

I love homegrown tomatoes.

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Casey R June 20, 2013

Plan to grow a garden once I have my own land again πŸ™‚ Love tomatoes and banana peppers best.

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Anika June 20, 2013

spearmint is my favorite.

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Holly June 20, 2013

My favorite thing to grow (and eat) is watermelon! Living in Arizona is great because we have 2 watermelon growing seasons each year : )

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Joy June 20, 2013

My favorite so far are the cukes!

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Jenene June 20, 2013

I’m just getting into gardening this year (finally!) and I love it!!! These seeds would be great, because I would know for sure that they are healthy for our family!

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nicole June 20, 2013

Could really use this! Great giveaway!

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Chaundelle June 20, 2013

I love growing tomatoes and green beans. We just can’t seem to get enough! I refuse to buy them in the store.

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TWG June 20, 2013

I can’t get it to repin. No photo or video available.

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A.J. June 20, 2013

After learning my husband has throat cancer, I decided to stop buying all packaged foods and start growing whatever I can on my patio. I’ve got herbs, but would like to plant more vegetables!

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Leslie June 20, 2013

You had me at 100% GMO free!

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Amelia June 20, 2013

My favorite thing to grow??? I can’t pick just one! Tomatoes, peppers, beans!!!

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Francesca Hirtle June 20, 2013

I love tomatoes…And I think that is what I am best at. Awesome giveaway!!! May be next year I will try a vertical garden. πŸ™‚

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heather June 20, 2013

We don’t have a garden this year, but I wish we did. I am usually good at peppers and tomatoes. I want to have a garden again to get away from the GMO veggies.

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Samantha June 21, 2013

I am dying to get my own organic garden going…would love to win this!!

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Crissyanna June 21, 2013

So far, I’ve only been successful at hot peppers….though my Giant Pumpkin is looking terrific this year after killing all of them last year…

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Jeanette June 22, 2013

Would LOVE some non-GMO seeds!!!

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Kim R June 22, 2013

Tomatoes! Although butternut squash is easy and lasts a long time in storage…But tomatoes!

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Denise June 22, 2013

I love to try new plants…last year was sweet potatoes! this year I am growing beets!

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Nikki June 22, 2013

I manage to grow herbs quite well, but I’d love to get better at producing veggies! Thanks for the contest!

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Priscilla June 22, 2013

something easy like garlic or herbs….

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Violet June 22, 2013

I live in an apartment, but I grow herbs on my window sill.

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Christina Parsons June 22, 2013

I am brand new to gardening/kitchen herb growing. This is perfect to help me out as I begin my journey.

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Cuddlesome Bear June 23, 2013

I love to grow tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes are so juicy and flavorful.The ones at the store don’t even taste right anymore. And besides they are fun to grow!

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Marcia June 23, 2013

This looks like fun!

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Karen Delaney June 23, 2013

I really love fresh leaf lettuce and sun ripened tomatoes!

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laina June 23, 2013

I love to grow anything that will grow… Currently I have a variety of flowers, including a smuggled plumeria, and lots of veggies/herbs and strawberries πŸ™‚

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Lorraine June 23, 2013

I would like to grow a garden because I like to know where my food came from.

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Suan June 23, 2013

i love to grow tomatoes

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Sandee June 23, 2013

Tomatoes and peppers are my favorite/easiest to grow. Unfortunately, they’re all I have room for right now too- can’t wait to have more room to grow more food!

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Amber Gillespie June 23, 2013

MY favorite plants to grow are dry beans!

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Yvette June 23, 2013

What a great giveaway! Love this one. I can’t wait till our veggies start to produce!

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