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July 9, 2016 - Mid-Summer Newsletter
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Mid-Summer 2016 Victory Seeds®
Newsletter - Planting A Fall Garden, July Garden Almanac, Promotional Offer
Hello Gardening Friends,
Here we are in the
middle of summer, the Independence Day holiday is in the rearview
mirror, and in North America the most active and exciting gardening
month is here.
In July, we are reaping
the rewards of our early spring efforts while at the same time,
re-sowing succession crops and working on planning and planting our
Planning and Planting A Fall Garden
- Spring and Summer aren't the only seasons for growing your
own fresh produce. In most parts of the United States, you can
start planting your fall crops this month. And if you need
seeds, check out the rare promotional opportunity below to save on your
The discount offer detailed below is not just for the seeds you order. It
will be applied to your whole purchase whether you order seeds, hard goods or
can I plant in July?
There is still plenty of time to sow a
second planting of many of the shorter season vegetables. It is
also the time to plant all of those things that actually benefit and
thrive in the cooler, wetter weather of fall.
a more detailed list and instructions on our
July Victory Gardening Almanac page.
that your gardens are growing great, that you are enjoying lots of healthy,
great produce, and that the weeds aren't winning their effort to take over.
you again and until next time,
Victory Seed Company
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We need your
support to do this work! There is no getting around it.
Your purchases are a vital part in the seed variety preservation work that we
do. We are not independently wealthy, have no rich benefactors, no corporate
connections, and no side jobs generating an income stream. And this is all by
choice! We are 100% dedicated to our mission and sales are what keep these seeds
available to gardeners.
I know that when it comes to
seeds, there are nearly an unlimited number of suppliers out there from whom you
can choose. I would just ask you to do some quick research to try and find
out where they get their seeds, are
they really doing anything
socially responsible or are they simply selling seeds because they
don't sell something else? Is their address in a city or on an
read our mission statement,
you know find that we are not like most seed "companies" that
sell repackaged seeds that they purchase from the mainstream seed industry simply to make money.
are a farm-based, family owned, independent, preservation organization that works to keep rare and
threatened varieties available to home gardeners like you.
All of the seeds that we offer are open-pollinated, untreated, heritage, public
domain or open-source* and as an early signer of the
Safe Seed Pledge,
we will never knowingly offer genetically-engineered, GMO seeds.
We actually do farm and raise seed and what we purchase, we do so from other
privately owned seed farmers. We are a very different from other seed
companies in this way, hope that you will choose us as your garden seed source,
and are thankful for your continued support.
Things Plants Update - If you have read our mission and know anything about
us here at the Victory Seed Company, we are strong supporters of farm-based,
family owned and operated organizations.
Last fall I told you about an awesome gardening related website created and
managed by a friend of mine, Dave Whitinger, and his family. It happens to be
run from their farm in Texas.
last email, a very big and exciting change happened at AllThingsPlants.com . . .
Dave has taken over and merged All Things Plants into the National Gardening
of your that don't know, the
National Gardening Association (NGA), founded
in 1973, is the largest association of home, school, and community
gardeners in the United States. Their mission is to, ". . . cultivate new
gardeners and help flower and food growing enthusiasts become better gardeners."
This is accomplished through the Garden.org website, award-winning publications,
and by partnering with other organizations to offer support for school gardening
programs, research, and special grants for projects that unleash the power of
are a gardener, beginner or master, serious or casual, vegetable or ornamental,
you really need to check out the
National Gardening Association.
Online membership is free (keep reading for a special offer . . .).
the site's highlights include:
containing over 600,000 plants, are one of my favorite ATP resources.
I have volunteered and am actively administering several.
over 250,000 of them, are linked to the databases and a great tool for helping
to identify plants.
- Raffles are part of the fun at ATP.
- The ATP Podcast
is a weekly audio program all about gardening, hosted by Dave and his wife Trish.
You might be asking yourself, "Why is the Victory Seed Company telling me
about this? What is their connection? What are they getting out of this?"
In a nutshell, Dave and Trish are "good people," with complimentary values to
our own, and who also feel strongly about education, sharing information, and
making the world a little better place. I consider them friends, value the work
that they are doing, and want to see them succeed.
Although there are other gardening sites on the internet, NGA eclipses them. For me, the plant databases are what I am involved with and use the most. Others find the forums a great resource for learning and sharing, building
friendships, and creating communities. But the single most important thing that
you will notice, in contrast to most other public forums, is the atmosphere of
niceness. NGA seems to operate, quite successfully I might add, following the
"Golden Rule." That is, treat others how you want to be treated, and as my
Grandmother used to say to us kids, "If you can't say something nice, don't
say anything at all."
So, what does this all cost, you might ask? That is another wonderful
thing about NGA . . . all of these resources are FREE!
If you are a member of All Things Plants, you are already an NGA member. If you
are not yet a member of the
Association, use this link
to join and I will send you some "acorns." That statement will make more sense when you start exploring ATP. :)
Current Promotional Opportunity
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out
that raising seeds by hand is an expensive proposition. It requires a motivated,
engaged, skilled labor force. We work hard at providing year-round work for our
trained staff and are happy that we have experienced very little turn-over
throughout the years. As a matter of fact, the crew that raises seed is the same
crew that fills your orders every year!
As you may
already know, we also work very hard at controlling our overhead, keeping our
margins tight, and our prices low. But since all of the seed
"production" work happens during our "lean sales season" of summer and fall, it
is time to get creative and hopefully stimulate some orders. :)
What this means for you is a rare discount
opportunity with very few restrictions.
Do you need seeds for your
fall or winter
garden? Are you planning on sowing
crops? Looking for other things like
or books? Want to
get an early start on your holiday shopping? Everything on the site is being
offered at a 10% discount!
to earn 10% off of your
next order. For instructions on how to use the coupon code,
This offer is limited to stock on hand, not available for purchasing gift
certificates, expires at midnight PST on August 15, 2016 and
cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
help us generate
support and 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 is our primary form of advertising. Thank you!
Even if you don't need any more seeds, there are no cost ways that
you can continue to help throughout the year!
Although your orders are what keep
the bills paid and directly support our seed variety preservation work, there are other ways that you can help us continue to increase the number of plant varieties we are protecting and grow the number of
charitable organizations we can help to support!
For example, if
we are missing a picture of a variety that you grew using 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].
For more ideas on ways to help that not only don't cost you money but may even earn you store credit in the form of
Victory Points, visit our
support opportunity page at
www.vintageveggies.com/support.html. We really do appreciate you taking the time to do this and please, keep in mind that word-of-mouth recommendations are our primary source of advertising.
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