Hometown Seeds Giveaway

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Hometown Seeds survival seedsHometown Seeds sent this dad blogger a pack of survival seeds. In my opinion, gardening is a great spring time activity for children. My kids love gardening. They love planting the seeds in the spring, soiling their clean white clothes, watering the plants, watching the vegetables grow, and harvesting the garden. They love it all. OK, they don’t love weeding. No one in their right mind loves weeding.

Thanks to my latest sponsor, Hometown Seeds, I’m giving away a pack of survival seeds on my dad blog. The survival seeds pack consists of Lincoln Peas, Detroit Dark Red Beets, Kentucky Wonder Brown Pole Bean, Yolo Wonder Pepper, Champion Radish, Lucullus Swiss Chard, Black Beauty Zucchini, Waltham Butternut Winter Squash, Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach, Scarlet Nantes Carrots, Long Green Improved Cucumber, Rutgers Tomato, Golden Acre Cabbage, Romaine Paris Island Cos Lettuce, Golden Bantem Sweet Corn, and Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion.

What are survival seeds?
Excellent question. Until Hometown Seeds emailed me, I have never heard of survival seeds. And no, survival seeds won’t help dads and moms with teenagers survive parenthood. However, during an extended food shortage, survival seeds can be used to grow food for the season. In addition, their seeds can be harvested for planting for the following season because they are open-pollinated. Survival seeds is essentially a survival food storage solution for emergency situations.

Can dads and moms plant survival seeds now?
Yes, parents can plant survival seeds now or five to ten years from now. Survival seeds are just like regular seeds, except they sound cool. Plus survival seeds have a longer shelf life and they can reproduce seeds for future harvests — unlike terminator seeds that have been genetically modified to prevent unauthorized seed-saving by growers (anyone see Food, Inc.?).

What’s so special about Hometown survival seeds?

  • Resealable triple-layered mylar packaging
  • Enough seeds to plant 3/4 of an acre (if only I had that much land)
  • Non-hybrid survival seeds produce true seeds for replanting in the future
  • Optimum water content to increase storage life
  • Double water tight packaging
  • 5-year minimum shelf life (up to 10 years if frozen)
  • Hometown seeds are 100% GMO (genetically modified organism) free

Vegetable Seeds Giveaway
Here is the Hometown survival seeds pack I’m giving away on my dad blog:

  • Lincoln Peas, 5 oz
  • Detroit Dark Red Beets, 10 grams
  • Kentucky Wonder Brown Pole Bean, 5 oz
  • Yolo Wonder Pepper, 5 grams
  • Champion Radish, 10 grams
  • Lucullus Swiss Chard, 10 grams
  • Black Beauty Zucchini, 10 grams
  • Waltham Butternut Winter Squash, 10 grams
  • Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach, 10 grams
  • Scarlet Nantes Carrots, 10 grams
  • Long Green Improved Cucumber, 10 grams
  • Rutgers Tomato, 5 grams
  • Golden Acre Cabbage, 10 grams
  • Romaine Paris Island Cos Lettuce, 5 grams
  • Golden Bantem Sweet Corn, 5 oz
  • Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion, 10 grams

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on my dad blog telling me about about your favorite vegetable. The giveaway is limited to readers in the the USA. The deadline to enter is Monday, April 5th (Pacific time). The winner will be randomly selected.

Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Leave a comment about about your favorite vegetable on Daddy Forever’s Facebook fan page
  • Tweet about this giveaway or about your favorite vegetable ONCE on Twitter and include @daddyforever and #giveaway in the tweet (include your Twitter URL or username for verification)

[Disclosure: I received a pack of survival seeds for hosting this giveaway on my dad blog.]

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133 thoughts on “Hometown Seeds Giveaway

  1. I love veggies! It would be hard for me to pick my favorite but I would have to say that I just love corn. My favorite variety is Silver Queen.

  2. Green Beans and Peas are favorites in my family. I personally would probably choose tomatoes as my favorite!
    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

  3. The vegetable I love best is the pea. It can be used in a lot of various receipes besides being good for you. Last year was the first year that I tried to have a garden and our whole family loved it. The best part was that my little ones enjoyed gardening with me and sometimes they even ate some of the veggies! Ha ha We are all looking forward to having a garden this year.

  4. Just started some seeds this weekend. I do a modified square-foot organic garden every year. As far as favorite vegetable, I’d have to go with a good ole’ bush bean. We eat a ton of these each summer, and they freeze well too.

  5. I like carrots the best because they are great raw (plain or with dip!) and wonderful steamed. Most of all I like them because all of my children eat them without complaining!

  6. Hi Ken! It’ll be the bell pepper for me. I love grilling bell peppers and use it on my salad for additional flavor and a coloring ingredient. I also love stuffing peppers with cheese and a spoonful of meat and baked it to perfection.

  7. I love to garden and watching my grandchildren plant seeds in the ground. What fun! MY FAVORITE — Black Beauty Zucchini! So may ways to prepare it — of course the kids would say peas and carrots.
    I posted a comment on Twitter — Nannyboo
    Thanks for the information about survial sees. :)

  8. I love all veggies but my favorite is probably green peppers because we eat them a lot in almost every dish.

  9. I love love spinach.
    About 10 yrs ago when I was diagnosed with DVT (Blood clots) I was on blood thinners. There is a lot of vitamin k in spinach and vitamin k promotes clotting. Since my body knew how to do that (at that time only too well) I had to curtail the amount that I was eating.
    I still must watch the amount but I do eat it.
    There are other vitamins and minerals that are in spinach.
    despite my love of spinach my muscles do not look like popeyes.

  10. As a vegetarian – it’s hard to pick just one! Is an avocado considered a fruit or a veggie? That’s definitely one of my favorites. I like Broccoli, too

  11. Hey Ken! I just bought my first batch of seeds, wish I had seen this! We eat a lot of spinach at our house. Great fresh and cooked.

  12. I love almost all veggies (okra being the only exception) and my favorite varies from time to time. Right now, my favorite is the sweet potato.

  13. My favorite vegetable to grow and to eat is Romaine lettuce. In my south Texas garden right now, I have more heads than we can eat and we’re giving them to all our neighbors. They are huge and delicious!!

  14. I am a tomato person. Fresh, fully-ripe, warm off the vine.
    A tomato has many uses. It can be sliced, pared, cooked, fried, and juiced.

    Put into sandwiches, soups, chillies, stews, spaghetti sauce, and many more.

    Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and other nutrients.

    It is an all over great plant.

  15. Wow, that’s actually a tough one. If I had to choose though… I would probably go with Broccoli. The stuff is delicious and a fantastic powerhouse vegetable :D

  16. Spinach. I always have loved it, and never understood as a kid why stories always included kids that hated spinah!

  17. Our family looks forward to the first home grown tomato for sandwiches…get the bacon ready! Thanks for the fun giveaway, something everyone can use.

  18. my favorite veggetable is Egg Plant. its so versitle and not used much in many homes but it excellent grilled, fried, in salads, in italian sauces. mmmmmmm good.

    waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

  19. My favorite vegetable is broccoli. I like it raw or cooked. I think the green vegetables are my favorite, because I also like spinach, cabbage, string beans, etc.

  20. I love green beans, because just when I think I have them all picked, I look down and find another bowl full.

  21. Although tomatoes are right up there, I am going to say my fav is the onion..any kind! heavens, the way an onion can transform any recipe from simple salad to eggstra special eggs! yep…onions, hands down!

  22. I absolutely crave tomatoes from the garden. Since Ive started gardening, I cannot abide a grocery store “tomatoes”

  23. I love butternut squash but right now I am trying to grow some heirloom tomatoes
    singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. There are soo many vegetables to choose from. I would have to say my favorite vegetable is a tomato, even though it isnt really a vegetable, next to that would have to be butternut squash.

  25. My favorite vegetable (technically a fruit) is the tomato. I could eat them every day and never get tired of the taste.

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