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Choosing a gift for a gardener or green advocate is not always the easiest task. To honor their commitment to sustainable living with ecofriendly products can mean time consuming research and lots of confusing choices. Here is an idea that is one click away and can give for over a year. Purchase for the green gardener on your list a 55 Variety Heirloom Seed Package from The Seed Guy.

For only $50 your green giftee will receive hand packaged NON-GMO Heirloom seeds in 2 x 3 see-thru ziplocks placed them in a 10 x 14 silver Mylar bag. Heirloom seeds are fresh from the 2013 harvest. It contain 23,000 seeds with a 90-93% germination rate. The gift includes 4 pages of Planting/Growing/Seed Saving info.

This mega-box of seeds is the granddaddy of them all and packed with plenty of varieties to give your giftee that well-rounded home garden. If a particular variety you like is missing from the list, you always have the option to "add on" single packages to create your own specialized seed box. Here's a partial list of what we offer in our ultimate 55 Variety Heirloom Seed Package:

Hales Best Jumbo Cantaloupe, Honeydew Green Melon, All American Parsnips, Sugar Baby Watermelon, Dutch Corn Salad, Beefsteak Tomato, Large Cherry Tomato, Ace 55 Tomato, Little Marvel Peas, Dwarf Sugar Pod Peas, Bush Mexican Pinto Beans, and Bush Provider Beans. Click here for the full list.

A free bonus of The 10 Variety Heirloom Herb Seed Package will be included with every order.

If 55 varieties are too many, there are smaller package deals available of 25 or 12 seeds. Herb packets alone are available in 16 and ten varieties, or you can always create your customized selections for any gardener’s particular favorites.

Payment is easy through PayPal or credit card. This is an American business based in Claremore, Oklahoma, which is even more reason to shop American this holiday season.

What is NON_GMO Heirloom?

An heirloom seed is seed from a plant that has been passed from one generation to another, carefully grown and saved because it is considered valuable. The value could lie in its flavor, productivity, hardiness or adaptability. Many heirlooms have been grown, saved and passed down for more than 100 years. Some have history reaching back 300 years or more. To have been saved and preserved for so long, these seed varieties have shown their value to many people and families for an extremely long time.

Click here for a list of reader elected best heirloom seed purchasing sites.

Non-GMO seeds are organic seeds that have not been genetically modified through laboratory DNA breeding or changing. GMO stands for “genetically modified organism” and it is part of standard agri-business to use seeds and plants modified for growing seasonality, location and resistance. According to some sources, Monsanto owns the rights to over 90% of all plant seeds available and used in current large scale farming of our food.

Protests abound over the use of many of these seeds because they have been genetically modified and are not true or pure versions of the original plant. Adversaries of GMO seeds declare that no one knows what properties have been bred into the DNA of plants offered as “food”. They advocate the use of heirloom seeds only and work to protect large companies from eliminating varieties of what they label as “undesirable” or “underperforming” plant varieties.

Click here for a list of non GMO seed producers.

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