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Augason Farms Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz

Augason Farms Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds provide storage of seeds for a post-disaster vegetable garden, so that if necessary, you can easily start all over again. These 13 hardy seed varieties are specially selected for their storage capability, their first-rate flavor and their high yields. They have proven adaptable to almost any region. The chosen 13 include seeds of the following vegetables: green beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, cantaloupes, onions, peas, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash, tomatoes and zucchini. There are over 8,000 seeds included in the container. This selection of non-hybrid garden seeds can yield over 2,300 pounds of produce for enjoying fresh, preserving for winter and saving seed. If cared for correctly, these non-hybrid vegetable seeds can remain stored in the container for up to five years and still retain their viability to produce quality short-season vegetables.
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Do all of the vegetables need to be grown outdoors?(Can I do balcony or window gardens?)

I'm an apartment person, so the most access I have to any ground to grow vegetables in is probably about two feet, if that, or most likely on a second floor balcony, or in the window. I want to have a garden, but I don't have yard or ground space. I will still purchase them, on the (I hope not) off chance that I will need them in an emergency.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
MIGAYLE
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
7 answers
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answer 1
With limited space you could probably grow something like the tomatos since they don't take up a ton of space. Corn and some of the gords, however, probably won't work to well. Corn needs a lot of soil for their roots and gord plants spread out all over the place. That being said I actually grow some corn and other plants from this pack in my basement under a grow light during the Fall/Winter to keep up on fresh produce!
answered 2 months ago
By
sgtnelson
answer 2
The can I bought lists:

Green beans - Carrots - Corn - Cucumbers - Cantaloupes - Onions - Peas - Bell Peppers - Romaine Lettuce - Spinach - Squash - Tomatoes - Zucchini

Any further details will be inside the can, but I am keeping it unopened for now, as the seeds will keep better this way, and I am saving it for an emergency, or to try out next year.

Some of what's in the container can be grown in pots, but some of what's listed grows kind of big. I know that corn grows tall. Cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes, and zucchini need a lot of room, but you could try just growing one of each, and pruning them to take up less room, but that will limit the harvest. Green bean, and peas room needs vary with the breed, which isn't specified on the can, but again, even the bigger types can be grown in a pot if you limit numbers, and prune them. Carrots, onions, bell peppers, Romaine lettuce, and tomatoes can be grown in in pots, but again, if you have limited space, plant only one or two at a time, and prune if necessary. I don't know about spinach, as my family has never grown it. I also don't like it, so I will give those seeds to a relative. You should be able to grow that in pots, too, and again, just limit the number of plants you start to one or two at a time, and prune if necessary. I think the only one you really can't use in your limited space is the corn. Don't forget, you can also plant some of these in hanging baskets, and there are tall types of pots, like strawberry pots that can grow more in less space, and they are not just for strawberries. You can plant other crops in them, too. The balcony sounds like a good bet for the bigger growers. Put the smaller ones in the window, or in hanging baskets.

I recommend you get a book called: Square Foot Gardening. I believe the author's name is Mel Bartholomew. This book gives lots of great gardening tips, including how to garden in small spaces. Mel used to have a gardening show on PBS many years ago. I think he may have passed away by now, but I hope I'm wrong. He was very personable on the show, and in print, and I really liked his book.
answered 3 months ago
By
Bibliophile2014
answer 3
Most should do fine on a balcony w/ some sun. Window is fine for staring seedlings. Get them and remember to harvest the seeds as well! God bless! Remember, if you can't help yourself, you can't help anyone else!
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
rndiadem
answer 4
You can grow most things in 1 square foot. In your case I would think UP rather than out. If your balcony has privacy walls, consider planter boxes that are configured like shelves on one wall. Look on youtube for pallet gardens where folks upcycle wooden pallets to make little kitchen gardens.

Other things to consider are Shade/Sun requirements. If you balcony faces the sunset you'll be ok. If you balcony faces the sunrise, stick with cool weather and shade tolerant plants like lettuces, brussel sprouts, etc.

Be aware that squashes, cucumbers, gourds, and pumpkins spread out with long vines, but they can be managed with some prudent trimming and training.
answered 7 months ago
By
taterhater
answer 5
Hi, it really depends on the location of your planting area. If sufficient sunlight and warmth are available then you should be able to grow these either in bags or 5 gallon buckets. They also do well in hydro- and guppy-ponic situations. I have planted some seeds in an aquarium refugium under grow lights (guppy-ponics) and they did fine. In soil in 5 gallon buckets for tomatoes and corn and it did very well in these. Using a 2 bucket (5 gallon each) ebb and flow hydroponic system I DIYed I grew several other seed types which did well. These grew in my bedroom, balcony and living room so I would think you will be safe with just the sun and temp factors to deal with.
answered 9 months ago
By
WilC53
answer 6
I grew some of these seeds in grow bags on my deck. It worked great.
answered 10 months ago
By
Gerdemannj
answer 7
Sure you can have a balcony garden, you can plant tomatoes, radishes, onions, romaine lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, celery, pretty much anything that is not a vine plant. Just get some large flower pots and plant away. If you can find someone to build a set of steps or stairs for you you can use them to double or triple your growing area.
Be creative and plant yourself a garden, you'll be surprised at how much better your homegrown veggies will taste and don't forget to plant some herbs too. You'll be the envy of your neighbors and you can share what you don't need.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
hillcounrty2
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Are the seeds packaged individually in the can? Making them distinguishable?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
BRITT
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
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answer 1
Yes; the different seeds come in different bags and are labelled. There is also an instructional sheet that talks about the best planting/caring for each of the different plants.
answered 2 months ago
By
sgtnelson
answer 2
Yes...each type of seed has its own bag and lable.
answered 10 months ago
By
Gerdemannj
answer 3
Yes Britt, the seeds are packaged individually and are very distinguishable. Each packet contains full instructions as well. :)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
HappyPlanting
answer 4
According to the Augason Farms website: Seeds are sealed in bags and sealed in a #10 can.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MovingFaster
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Are non-hybrid seeds the same as non-GMO seeds?

asked 1 year ago
By
Bear
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, they are the same. The benefit to these is that any crop that you grow the seeds can be harvested from them and sown/grown again over and over... can't do the same with GMO seeds.
answered 2 months ago
By
sgtnelson
answer 2
Yes they are!
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
rndiadem
answer 3
yes but they may not be organic grown seeds
answered 9 months ago
By
wasteoftime5432
answer 4
Non-hybrid seeds refer to heirloom seeds or seed stock that was developed before hybridization seed cropping techniques were developed for that species. GMO refers to a technique of bombarding a species with radiation or chemicals to rapidly bring about genetic mutation or a gene from another species was deliberately introduced to the parent host. Bottom line - not really but ya, for most means and purposes they are the same.
answered 11 months ago
By
WilC53
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Are the seeds packaged according to type of plant like one package for carrots, another sealed package for potatoes, and so on?

In other words, is each kind of vegetable seed (carrots, lettuce, tomato, etc) sealed in its own packet/package and if so, how many packets are in the container for each of the different kinds of vegetables? For example, how many individual seed packets for carrots, for tomatoes, etc? If there is not an answer just please respond with, "there is no answer."
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Rachel
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, each seed is packaged within the can in separate bags. There is also a handy reference sheet that talks about each plant, the best planting conditions, watering, etc. The upside is that you can harvest the seeds from each product you grow which means you buy this product once and you can replenish your own seeds.
answered 2 months ago
By
sgtnelson
answer 2
Yes they are individually packed and marked. Don't forget to save the seeds you will get from your garden for next year to plant or share with those that don't have non-hybrid seeds.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
hillcounrty2
answer 3
Yes Rachel,

Each type of seed is packaged individually, just like when you buy them by the singles on the racks. All of the instructions are on the packages as well.

I cannot answer how many packages of each there were, because my husband planted what he wanted and sent the rest to his mom.

Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
HappyPlanting
Question

If i order dry milk online can i use my ebt card ?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
amy
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
2 answers
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answer 1
Order it for store pick up not for home delivery and then use your ebt card at the store, by the way that's some real good thinking to plan ahead just incase you can't get to the store for fresh milk for your children. Good Luck.

P.S. Some stores carry this, look around you may find one in your area that does or ask a store manager if they will order it for you.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
hillcounrty2
answer 2
It doesn't look like they take ebt on line. You might be able to order it at the store and use the ebt card.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
SampsonF
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Were these vegetables grown organically & were weed killers like round-up used on them or chemical fertilizers or chemical pesticides.

asked 1 year ago
By
jj
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
2 answers
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answer 1
These are non-hybrid seeds, so they are definetly organic/non-GMO seeds. But they are just that; it's a can full of garden seeds. You're best bet is to wash them off/soak them for a few days. This cleans them up and also starts the growing process.
answered 2 months ago
By
sgtnelson
answer 2
These aren't vegetables; just seeds. All you have to do is wash them off (which is a good idea anyway to get the seeds growing) prior to planting.
answered 2 months ago
By
sgtnelson
Question

Are these "HEIRLOOM SEEDS"?

Need to know, please. Heirloom seeds can be collected from the plant and dried and reused year after year.
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
Cheryl
on Augason Farms Emergency Food Non-Hybrid Vegetables Garden Seeds, 16 oz
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