Victory Seeds® Newsletter - Spring
2014, Memorial Day / Spring Promo Offer
Now that the gardening season is in full swing
and many of us here in the United States are using this Memorial Day Weekend
holiday to catch up on gardening and chores around the house, I thought
that this would be a good opportunity to send out a long overdue newsletter.
Since the last one in December, a lot has been
going on. If you are one of our gardening friends that "Like" us on
read the blog, you
already know that we lost one of our close family members. You can read
more about that here.
On a happier note, a week after my Mom passed away, we welcomed a new grandson into
You can imagine, such life events have forced
me to really stop and spend time thinking about the "big picture." Life is
a complex and precious thing that begins and ends with something as seemingly
trivial as one single breath. The lesson I got from this experience is the
reminder that we need to make every breath in between those first and last ones
As a family, we have been working through the
change in dynamics and getting used to our new normal life. As a company, we
remain committed to the path we chose decades ago and endeavor to preserve and
protect as much of our collective horticultural heritage as we possibly can.
If you found some extra space in your yard that
needs filling or you forgot something on your last order, it is not too late. And right
now, we are getting orders out in a day or two at the latest, sometimes the same
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
the farm and at the Victory Seed Company, we have been using
various online services to get the news out [
]. Please join in the conversations.
next time, gardening
success to you,
Victory Seed Company
For the fifth consecutive
year, thanks to all of your feedback, we have won the Garden Watchdog Top 5
award in the heirloom seed and vegetable seed categories. New for this year, we
also ranked in two additional categories.
And as of this writing,
we are currently holding the number 12 position for overall best mail order
gardening company out of the 7,713 listed!
This is so exciting! With your positive feedback, we 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 significant way!
new offering - 'Glass
Gem' corn is an amazingly beautiful, translucent, multicolored corn.
Two years ago, photos of this rare variety went
viral on the internet. Although they were awesome, the images just did not
do justice to what I was able to see by holding an ear in my own hand. The
colors displayed are rare in the plant world, let alone all contained upon one
ear of corn.
Other seed suppliers are trying to cash in on
this variety's current rarity and popularity by charging extremely high prices
(up to $4.99 for 20 seeds!). We do not believe in "profiteering." Our packets
each contain a full 0.5 ounce, which is about 100 seeds.
We have a very limited supply for 2014 so if
you are interested,
and don't procrastinate. You can also find all of the other interesting
varieties that are new for 2014 by
Highlighting Our Seed Variety Preservation Work
- Although we work to preserve many older, rare, open-pollinated seed varieties,
keeping them available to home gardeners, protecting true heirlooms - old family
varieties - is the foundation of our mission.
Click here for a
link to some of the family heirloom varieties that we not only protect,
but that we introduced commercially to home gardeners.
Highlighting Our Educational Resources
- Spending time at our online store (www.VictorySeeds.com),
I hope that you get the impression that we care about history, true research and
documentation. On the product pages, we share what we learn about the
histories and pedigrees of the varieties that we offer. This is an ongoing
effort and information is updated as it is discovered. We also have two
other, purely educational, websites available to you.
- Our gardening information website. Although it primarily hosts a ton of North
American gardening information, I have started to assemble other country
specific pages. Check back from time to time.
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
Current Promotional Opportunity
Memorial Day / Spring 2014 Special Offer . . . Enter spring14 into the "Apply Coupon"
field of the cart, and 10% off the seed packet portion of your order will be deducted at checkout.
For instructions on how to use the
Click here. This offer expires at midnight PST on June 21, 2014, only applies to the seed packet portion of your order, and can only be used once per customer (so use wisely!).
DO forward this email offer to all of
your gardening friends and family. Your word-of-mouth recommendations help
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].
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 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.