I am an avid gardener. In the past, I have tried my hand at sweet corn, pumpkins, watermelon, cucumber, squash, zucchini, strawberries, beets, basil, cilantro, tomatoes, peppers, and more. I have grown plants from seeds and used seedlings purchased from garden stores to start my fruit and vegetable beds. Sadly, the weather this summer has not been conducive to a fruitful garden. The season started late and then rainfall and temperatures fluctuated greatly. I have gotten some beets, tomatoes, cilantro, and cucumbers but not much else. I do plan to set up a little indoor garden this winter in my basement using a grow light because I want to keep some fresh produce on hand. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review an organic vegetable heirloom seeds kit from EcoFarms in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
Price and Design
The EcoFarms organic vegetable heirloom seeds kit currently costs $21.88 on Amazon with a list price of $24.88. My kit contained tomato, carrot, pepper, broccoli, lettuce, red onion, eggplant, corn, celery, and cucumber seeds. At the current sale price, each pack of seeds costs roughly $2.19. Even at the full price, each seed pack costs only $2.49. I pay roughly the same price for my other packets of seeds, so I find the sale and list price of this seed kit reasonable and comparable.
EcoFarms seeds are collected every season from nearly a century of farming tradition. The open-pollinated, organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds are hand selected and hand packed to ensure the best seeds for your garden. The seeds have a high germination rate because EcoFarms packs the boxes in small lots. Additionally because the heirloom kits rarely sit on shelves for more than a few weeks, the seeds are always fresh. Grow your own fresh vegetables at home, indoors, in your backyard, or in containers with the EcoFarms organic vegetable heirloom seeds kit.
I ordered my organic vegetable heirloom seeds kit from EcoFarms on July 20, well past the optimal planting date for my region. Once I harvest the remainder of my summer crops, I plan to start some more vegetables in containers that I can bring indoors this winter. I am especially excited about the brandywine tomato seeds because my family and I love fresh tomatoes. I also love beets and onions, both of which I can keep outside in containers into the fall. I have been making a ton of pickles too with the cucumbers from my garden, so I am excited to plant a few delikatesse cucumber seeds before autumn arrives.
While I am not concerned about organic or non-GMO seeds, I do love that EcoFarms offers heirloom seeds. Heirloom seeds are old-fashioned favorites that produce plants with the same traits planting after planting. Many heirlooms date back 100 years or more. Heirloom plants are also open-pollinated, meaning that the seeds are pollinated by natural mechanisms such as insects, birds, wind, and humans. Open pollination means that the seeds from one year will produce plants with most of the characteristics of the parent plant. While I personally find value in genetic modification, I also wish to sustain heirloom varieties of plants as well. In particular, I find that heirloom plants produce fruits and vegetables with different flavors compared to conventional plants. I tend to buy heirloom seeds when possible to expose my family to a variety of tastes, so I love that the EcoFarms seeds are heirloom.
I love the box and little containers that the EcoFarms organic vegetable heirloom seeds kit comes in. The little canisters are clearly marked with pictures and text to identify the seeds inside. My daughter has loved looking at the different seeds with me. Curious George once had to sort seeds, so she enjoyed look at the different shapes, sizes, and colors. Once I plant all the seeds, I plant to repurpose the small containers in some sort of craft project. EcoFarms supports sustainability, so I want to reuse the packaging if possible instead of tossing the cardboard in the trash! Overall I am quite happy with my heirloom seed kit from EcoFarms, and I am excited to get started on my fall garden soon. I will also be saving the warmer weather plants for my garden next spring.
Note: I will update my review once my seeds produce plants.
If you are a gardener who is interested in heirloom seeds, I highly recommend the EcoFarms organic vegetable heirloom seeds. My kit contained tomato, carrot, pepper, broccoli, lettuce, red onion, eggplant, corn, celery, and cucumber seeds. For the amount of different seeds, I consider the price of the kit comparable and reasonable. The open-pollinated, organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds are hand selected and hand packed to ensure the best seeds with a high germination rate. I am especially excited about the brandywine tomato seeds because my family and I love fresh tomatoes. I will planting some of the cooler weather seeds in containers in a few weeks so that I have fresh produce this winter, and I will save the remaining seeds for my garden for the spring.
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EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit Box © 2016 Heather Johnson
EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit with Box © 2016 Heather Johnson
EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit © 2016 Heather Johnson
Corn Seeds in EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cucumber Seeds in EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit © 2016 Heather Johnson
Red Onion Seeds in EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Heirloom Seeds Kit © 2016 Heather Johnson