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David's Garden Seeds And Products Newsletter
May 22, 2017

Seed Survival Kits

I have seen survival kits with numerous packs of seeds inside them. I bought several of these and, to my surprise, they have been falsely advertised. These are well known companies who advertise that they are America's purity standard champions.

In one pack that I bought, they advertise that all 12 packs of seeds are organic. I know that several of the seeds are not grown organically. They advertise that all of the seeds are heirlooms. In truth, they were not all heirlooms.

So I wrote them an email asking them to provide a link to where they are getting the information as to their products being heirlooms. They responded back to me that there is not a standard for heirlooms; thus, any open pollinated seed is an heirloom according to their standards.

While there is not a standard for heirlooms, it is generally accepted by the growing community that an heirloom is at least 50 years old.

I was very disappointed that this company would stoop to this level in order to make a buck.

The moral of the story is we cannot believe everything out there. I would never have imagined that a well-known company would put out false information.

Garlic And Onion Harvest

Last October we planted garlic. This was my third attempt to try garlic and this time was the charm. This is elephant garlic so you do not wait for the stem to fall over like you would with onions and other garlic. It is ready to harvest once the bottom leaves start to yellow. We harvested it last week and got some beautiful garlic and onions, below.

We also planted a variety of onions. This is our best harvest yet. The large white onion is the 1015Y which is a favorite to grow here in Texas.

2017 San Antonio Festival of Flowers

This Saturday, May 27, David's Garden Seeds will have a booth at the San Antonio Festival of Flowers at the Shrine Auditorium from 9:00am to 5:00pm. If you are in or around San Antonio, be sure to come by and say hi to David and Juanita and the team!

Visit Our Store

There are three ways you can get David's Garden Seeds for your garden.

1. Visit our physical store in person at 7715 Tezel Road in San Antonio, Texas.

2. Shop on our website at David's Garden Seeds.

3. Shop on our Amazon Store at David's Garden Seeds Amazon Store 2017. Order your fall seeds now while our selection is great. Fall planting time will be here before you realize it (if you live where you have warm autumns)! Until next time.

David Schulze

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