Here on the farm the cold, rainy weather is
finally history and the spring planted gardens are thriving. You know what that
means to serious gardeners? It is now time to plan and start getting our fall and winter
If you are a new gardener, you might be wondering
what I am talking about.
After all, don't you plant a summer garden in the summer? Well actually,
no. We refer to gardens by the season in which they are harvested.
Along with getting a fall garden in, there is also still plenty of time to sow a
second planting of many of the shorter season vegetables.
To give folks a starting point, we have been
working on improving our educational resource site (WebGrower.com) and have
created some late season gardening resources:
Last year I wrote a blog post on this subject
which you can read by
News from the Farm - Here is a quick listing of
what has been going on around the farm and at Victory Seed Company since the
Highlight on Research
mission driven organization, our focus in on the identifying, finding,
growing and keeping rare seed varieties available to home gardeners.
An important part of
this process is to make sure that the seeds that we sell match the historical
record for the variety.
Old books, bulletins,
magazine articles, and old seed catalogs are important tools for us. Check out
the Victory Horticultural Library for more information.
Crops representing seeds for your 2015 gardens are
sown and well underway. Despite some very unsettled spring weather, we
were able to work around storms, get fields worked and planted three weeks
earlier than in recent years. We are hopeful for a bountiful harvest.
Operating on a tight budget, word-of-mouth remains
our primary form of advertising. Thank you for telling your gardening
friends and family about us and for talking about us on your Facebook and other
social media pages!
Along with our
I recently added an Instagram
page and am learning to use that as a tool for staying in contact with those of
you who are interested in keeping up with what is going on around the farm.
Please visit and do become participants in the conversations.
It is too early to make the New for 2015
list public right now. Nature has a way creating (unwelcome) change. So until the harvest is safely in
the barns, please rest assured that we are working on fulfilling the primary tenet of
That is, we have
several interesting family heirlooms planted this summer. Watch the web
site later this season for availabilities. Although our web site contains many rare seed varieties, here is a link to ones that we
introduced to the gardening public over the years.
We hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer and
that your harvests are bountiful. We look forward to being of service to
you and thank you for allowing us to be partners in your gardens.
Until next time, gardening
success to you,
Victory Seed Company
If you have
questions, comments or an issue with something (anything), please email and
allow me the opportunity to get it straightened out. We also very much
appreciate you sharing your positive feedback with other gardeners on The Green
Pages website at:
is Officially Here! - Along with the Fall Gardening resources mentioned above,
for some ideas about current gardening tasks, check out our
Almanac pages on the
About Deep Discounts and Huge Sales - This is the time of year when many of
the larger seed companies are offering deep discounts on their mass produced,
often internationally sourced, seeds. Often this is because their seed has
been packaged for sale in the current year and they have to clear out inventory
before it becomes unsellable.
price our seeds fairly, all year round, so you don't have to wait for sales -
order whenever you need your seeds.
offer seeds all year round because our gardening supporters garden all year
addition to our already competitive every day prices, we regularly offer
discount promotional opportunities (like the one below) for additional savings.
of dumping our seeds, we believe in charity. Every year, through
our charitable giving program (click here for more info), we donate
thousands of dollars worth of product to people who are in need. You can
see some of the recent recipients by
clicking here. We could not not do this charity work, in
conjunction with our variety preservation work, without the support of your
orders. Thank you!
Keep in mind that cheap seeds usually are not the
Current Promotional Opportunity
Enter 20fall14 to earn 10% off of your
next order. Now is a great time to order your
Fall / Winter
Garden seeds. For instructions on how to use the coupon code,
This offer expires at midnight PST on August 1, 2014.
Please DO forward this
email offer to all of your gardening friends and family. Your word-of-mouth
recommendations help promote
our seed variety preservation work
and are our primary form of advertising. Thank you!
Share Your Experience and Make Our Site Better
- Although your orders are what keep our bills paid and directly support our
seed variety preservation work,
there are other ways that you can help - click here.
For example, if you garden with
Victory Seeds®, you can make the site more useful to
everyone by sharing pictures, your experiences and writing a review.
Reviewing a variety is simple.
Just revisit the variety's product page and look for the following link [
Review this item].
You can even earn 25
Victory Points for each review that is approved!
For more ideas on ways to help that not only don't
cost you money but may even earn you store credit, visit our
support opportunity page at
www.vintageveggies.com/support.html. We really do appreciate
you taking the time to do this.
About Our Work - If you
have read our mission statement,
you know that we do not exist as an organization to simply sell seeds. We sell
seeds to fund our plant variety preservation work and to keep rare, heirloom and
open-pollinated varieties available to home gardeners. We are a little
different from other
seed companies in this way. Thank you for your continued support.