Summer 2013 Newsletter, NEW Victory
Points™ Reward Program, Gardener's Almanac, Promotional Offer
Summer is finally here and you know what that
means? It is now time to plan and start getting our fall and winter
This can be a bit confusing to a new gardener.
After all, don't you plant a summer garden in the summer? Well, no.
You did that back in the spring. The way to look at it is that your garden
is labeled by the season in which you harvest. So you are now likely
enjoying the fruits of your springtime work from your summer garden.
Click Here for the rest of this story on our blog.
Planning and Planting A Fall Garden
- There is still plenty of time to sow a
second planting of many of the shorter season vegetables. It is
also the time to start planting all of those things that actually benefit and
thrive in the cooler, wetter weather of fall.
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:
Garden WatchDog Update
We are holding the number
12 position for overall best mail order
gardening company out of the 7,598 rated!
This is so exciting.
With your positive feedback, perhaps we can continue to inch closer to the
number one slot!
Thank you for taking the time to support our seed variety preservation work
in this simple but important way!
Other News - Here is a quick listing of
what has been going on around the farm and at Victory Seed Company since the
We exhibited at two events this spring - a local
annual garden fair and for the second year, at Mother Earth News' Spring Fair in
Puyallup, Washington. It was nice to get a chance to visit with folks and
make new friends.
After a rough spring (weatherwise), things are
growing well, support structures (posts, trellises, cages, etc.) are in place
and we are wrapping up our drip system installation for the season.
As usual and as a core of our mission work,
several interesting family heirlooms are being grown out. Watch the web
site for announcements.
In Website News . . .
I am in the process of cleaning up and splitting
resources between three web "properties" that we have.
VictorySeeds.com will remain
our storefront and our primary on-line company presence. It is hosted at a
credit card industry PCI-compliant facility, employs various security features
and accuracy is maintained with near real-time inventory management. And in time
for the Fall gardening season, I did create a new
Fall Garden Seed
VintageVeggies.com is our "informational" website. It is like a
big, in-depth "About Us" page. This is where we have information about the
company, host our blog, store our news archive, etc.
SaveSeeds.org is a pet project of mine that I don't get a lot of time to
work on but one that I feel is very important. This is a direct offshoot
of the research work that we do as part of our seed variety preservation work.
Here you will find "The
Seedsman Hall of Fame," various
histories, and the online version of the "Victory
Our newest gardening resource, and one that I am
excited about, is called WebGrower.com.
There is an interesting back story behind this domain name. Back in the
old days (the mid-1990s) when I was starting the Victory Seed Company,
like many small farmers, farm income was not paying the bills. I worked
"off-farm" at a career as an IT professional. It seems like a lifetime
ago! WebGrower.com was the internet presence for the consulting company I
operated. Closed for over a decade now, I have finally put the URL to good
use. It is now our "educational" website. The most significant resource
there right now is the
Gardening Links section.
For all of you who are just getting to know us,
and as a reminder to our longtime supporters, if you are interested in keeping
closer tabs on what is going on around here at the Victory Seed Company, check
Please join in the conversations. More information about these opportunities is
located on our web site and at the end of this newsletter.
next time, gardening
success to you,
Victory Seed Company
New Web Site Feature
Victory Points™ Program
Get Rewarded When You Shop!
am excited about this announcement. Victory Points™ are a way for us to
thank and reward those of you who choose to partner with us by supporting our
seed variety preservation work and using our Victory Seeds®
in your gardens. This is something that I have wanted to do for a very
long time and finally got it off of my "to do" list!
There is nothing special that you need to do to join or enroll
or subscribe. Simply log into your customer account every time you shop
and automatically earn Victory Points™.
one Victory Point™
$1 you spend.
is Officially Here! - Along with the Fall Gardening resources
listed above, for some ideas about current gardening tasks, check out our
Almanac pages on the
Check out the
promotional opportunity below to save on your next purchase. By
using the special code, the discount will be applied to your whole
purchase whether you order
hard goods or
Current Promotional Opportunity
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, 2013.
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.
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.