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Survival Seed Planting Instructions

Black Valentine Beans

Planting Instructions:

To produce Black Valentine beans all season, sow a new crop every 7-14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost. Beans should be harvested prior to maturity when they are succulent. It is essential to keep beans picked or plants will stop producing.

When mature, Black Valentine Beans are deep green, long & stringless. If picked very young, they make a flavorful & fresh snap bean and if allowed to dry, the jet-black beans make excellent soup! The flavor is rich & nutty.

Note: These beans do not need staking.

Black Valentine Bean Quick Facts:

  • 50-55 day to Maturity
  • Planting Depth: 1”
  • Plant Spacing: 2”
  • Row Spacing: 36-48"
  • Growth Habit: mound/bush
  • Soil Preference: Well-draining soil, above 60 degrees
  • Temp Preference: warmer
  • Light Preference: full sun is required

Early Wonder Top Beets

Planting Instructions:

For the best results, you’ll want to plant the seeds 3-4 weeks before the average last frost. Tip: To encourage germination, soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

After planting, water the seeds every two weeks. After 35 days, the beets will be mature enough to harvest. This strain of beet is used as a first early variety of beet for mid-summer sowing and storage. Early Wonder Top Beets benefit from full sun to partial shade lighting.

At 35 days, the "baby greens" can be harvested. At 45 days, the full leaf greens can be harvested, and at 55 days the roots are ready for harvest.Eat beet tops before any sign of wilting for maximum flavor. In most cases, the smaller the beet, the sweeter the beet, and the larger the beet, the more earthy the beet will taste.

Early Wonder Top Beet Quick Facts:

  • Planting Depth: 1/2"
  • Plant Spacing: 1"
  • Row Spacing: 12"
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: 65 to 75 degrees, ph level of 6 to 7.5
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full sun is required.

Waltham 29 Broccoli

Planting Instructions:

Waltham 29 broccoli seeds are a cool weather crop ideally grown in early spring or fall. Broccoli seeds can be sown direct but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 6-8 weeks prior.

Plant 2-3 Waltham 29 seeds ½” deep per cell or 3” apart in the garden in organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Heirloom broccoli seeds germinate in 3-10 days, thin back to 1 plant every 12-20” in the garden once true leaves establish. Harvest broccoli often to encourage growth.

Waltham 29 broccoli is a cultivar ofBrassica oleracea var. italica specifically grown to withstand the cooler gardens of the American Northeast and Pacific northwest.Open-pollinatedBrassica oleracea var. italica is susceptible to brassica pests including cabbage worms and cabbage loopers and watch regularly for flea beetles, aphids, and thrips. Watch for leaf spotting and yellowing.

Waltham 29 Broccoli Quick Facts:

  • Seed Planting Depth: Plant 2-3 seeds ½” deep
  • Seed Spacing: 12-18"
  • Garden Row Spacing: 18-30"
  • Waltham 29 Growth Habit: Heirloom broccoli seeds grow to a 24-30" tall mounded brassica with a 24" spread of 4-8" heads
  • Garden Soil Preference: Organically rich, fertile, well-drained
  • Grow Temp Preference: 40-70°F
  • Garden Light Preference: Full sun

Pak Choi White Stem Cabbage

Planting Instructions:

It is recommended to sow Pak Choi seeds indoors, and transplant them after 1 month, to ensure that they will thrive in their new outdoor environment.When transplanting them outdoors, put them in full or partial sun, but be sure to keep the soil moist for them.

For best results, harden them off over a week-long period. They will also need to be watered often, about two inches of water for every week they grow, and thrive when there is compose added to their soil. The heads will be firm at around 70 days. They can be harvested at this point. Remove the full plant to harvest them, including the stem and the root for healthy remaining soil. Leaves can stay fresh for up to three months after they are harvested and have a mild and peppery flavor.

Pak Choi White Stem Cabbage Quick Facts:

  • Days to Maturity: 100 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 1-9
  • Planting Depth: ½”
  • Plant Spacing: 12-24”
  • Row Spacing: 30”
  • Growth Habit: upright
  • Soil Preference: Moist, Composted soil
  • Temp Preference: Cooler
  • Light Preference: Full, although in climates with hot summers, afternoon shade can help

Scarlet Nantes Carrots

Planting Instructions:

These carrots should be planted in soil with a pH level of approximately 5-7.The soil should also be sandy and moist, with few rocks or lumps to get in the way of the root growth.

Sow the seeds in the spring in an area with full sun by placing half an inch of soil over each seed. Keep 2-3 inches between each plant and 12-14 inches between each row. Water them each week to keep the soil consistently moist, and watch out for pests such as the carrot rust fly. After around 75, or when they appear to have reached full size, the Scarlet Nantes carrots will be ready to be harvested.

Scarlet Nantes Carrot Quick Facts:

  • Days to Maturity: 70 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Planting Depth: ½”
  • Plant Spacing: 1-2”
  • Row Spacing: 18-24”
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Light, well drained, sandy soil; pH 5.5 to 6.8
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full Sun

Golden Bantam Corn

Planting Instructions:

Begin by sowing corn seeds directly outdoors, 1 1/2 inches deep with 4 inches between seeds and 30 inches between rows.

When choosing a site in your garden, keep the sun in mind; these tall stalks have potential to block the sunlight from other plants. While growing, the crops will need 1 to 1 1/2inches of water. When the kernels are firm, the ear is ripe. To harvest, firmly pull the ear downwards while twisting. The unhusked ears can be kept in the fridge for up to one week.

Golden Bantam Corn Quick Facts:

  • Days to Maturity: 60-90 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 1-10
  • Planting Depth: 1-2”
  • Plant Spacing: 4”
  • Row Spacing: 30”
  • Growth Habit: Mound
  • Soil Preference: PH level of 6 to 6.5, rich soil with organic matter is best.
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full Sun

Boston Pickling Cucumbers

Planting Instructions:

Cucumbers usually have both male and female flowers. It is the female flower that produces fruit while the male flower produces primarily pollen.

Sow between March and April. Plant this heirloom next to corn or radish and avoid potato, cauliflower, and basil.Boston Pickling Cucumbers have a vine growth habit that spreads across the soil. Harvest between July and August-when the fruit is 6 to 7 inches long. If cucumbers turn yellow, it's too late. Pick fruit early in the morning and refrigerate for the best flavor.

Boston Pickling Cucumber Quick Facts:

  • Days to Maturity: 50-60 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-12
  • Planting Depth: 1"
  • Plant Spacing: 18"
  • Row Spacing: 7'
  • Growth Habit: Vine
  • Soil Preference: Moist and well drained, temp of 55 to 65 F, pH 6 to 7
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full Sun

Vates Blue Scotch Curled Kale

Planting Instructions:

Non-GMO Vates Blue Scotch Curled Kale seeds can be grown in all grow zones, with full or partial sun.Directly sow the seeds one fourth of an inch deep in moist, rich soil, with a pH level between 6.5 and 6.8. Space the seeds 18-24 inches apart, with 2 feet between rows. While growing, the soil must be kept moist, but care must be taken to not over water the plants. The outer leaves can be harvested 60 days after sowing. Continuous harvesting is possible if the bud is kept intact.

Vates Blue Curled Kale (Brassica oleracea var acephala) is a highly nutritious plant, and part of the cabbage family. It’s more compact than other kale varieties. It will over winter in most zones, but can be planted in in the spring or the fall. Frost actually improves the flavor as kale prefers a cooler environment. Water well during hotter months. The bitter flavor is lessened when the leaves are gently massaged just before eating or adding to recipes. Kale can be continually harvested for a few weeks if outer leaves are harvested and the center bud is left intact.

Vates Blue Scotch Curled Kale Quick Facts:

  • Days to Maturity: 60 days
  • Hardiness Zone: All
  • Planting Depth: 1/4"
  • Plant Spacing: 18-24"
  • Row Spacing: 2'
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Moist, rich in nutrients. PH level between 6.5 and 6.8
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full or partial sun

Giant Nobles Spinach

Planting Instructions:

Non-GMO Giant Noble Spinach (Atriplex hortensis) plants grow 10-20” as annual heirlooms and hardy cool season vegetables. Leafy greens such as Giant Noble Spinach, produce into summer or early fall with vigorous growth, developing rich-green 25” leaves!

Your spinach crop will reach ideal harvesting as soon as the leaves have reached 6-8”. The verdant and fast growth of this smooth leaf spinach will continue to spread in temperate conditions, as it won’t bolt as early. By late summer to early fall, your long-maturing spinach will begin to flower, go to seed and dry out as the leaves change to yellow.

Giant Nobles Spinach Quick Facts:

  • Days to Maturity: 40-50 (leaves) 50+(seeds)
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-10
  • Planting Depth: ½-1”
  • Plant Spacing: 6”
  • Row Spacing: 18”
  • Growth Habit: Upright/spread
  • Soil Preference: Rich, moist and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Cooler to warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade

Crookneck Squash

Planting Instructions:

Crookneck squash will reach maturity in 55 days. These bumpy, yellow, meaty fruits are 5 to 6 inches long with Slender curved neck. Crookneck squash is known for being able to holds and ship well. Excellent eating quality. Continuous yield. Approx. 380 seeds/oz.