We are delighted to provide you with the seeds to help you grow your own food and share with your community!
—(If you have received your seeds from a Free Seed Library click here)—
This pack includes healing greens, hearty veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of beautiful and fragrant flowers for our bee, butterfly and pollinator friends. There are enough seeds for you to start a good-sized garden that can fill your life with happiness, health and sustainability.
The pack includes 12 different baggies of seeds. This page serves as a resource for you to identify each of the seeds in your pack as well as get planting information for each seed variety. The bags are color coded to identify the seeds. Seeds with the same colored bag list a seed characteristic to differentiate the two plants.
We want to send packs to as many people as we can, so we keep costs low by publishing most information online, rather than sending you multiple page documents. Plus it is more sustainable to use less ink and paper. We will have a small guide that you can print, coming soon.
To get information about each seed variety, including planting instructions, click the highlighted link for each seed variety under the “What’s in the Free Seed Pack 2021?” section. This will take you to the link for the seed on Johnny’s Seeds.
Here is a key to help you identify your seeds. This key shows the seeds in their bags just as you’ll find them in your envelope:
Here is a key to help you identify your seeds. This key shows the seeds out of their bags:
What’s in the Free Seed Pack 2021?
Carrot (25 seeds) Bolero variety
Radish (50 seeds) mix of Easter Egg multicolor mix and Pink Celebration varieties
Turnip (200 seeds) Purple Top White Globe turnip variety
Bunching Onion (120 seeds) Evergreen Hardy White variety
Basil (200 seeds) Mix of Genovese, Red Rubin, Sweet Thai, Kapoor Tulsi and Lemon varieties
Chive (40 seeds) Mix of Purly, Staro and Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives varieties
Dill (100 seeds) Mix of Bouquet and Teddy varieties
Herb Mix (400 seeds) Mix of Lemon Balm, Greek Oregano and Chamomile
Kale (40 seeds) Mix of Toscano/ Lacinato/ Dinosaur kale, Red Russian and White Russian varieties
Arugula (170 seeds) Esmee variety
Mustard Green (70 seeds) Mix of Red Giant and Green Wave mustard green varieties and Choi Sum (Asian Green)
Flower Mix / Beneficial Insect Attractant Mix (flowers) (100 seeds) This mix contains approximately 19 different plants that attract beneficial insects. Perennial and annual varieties attract a wide array of beneficial insects that prey upon unwanted garden insect pests. Watch this video to learn about beneficial insects.
All the seeds in this pack are from Johnny’s Seeds. We have chosen them because of their high standard of environmental and social ethics as well as their extremely helpful website. To learn more about the seeds they provide click here. See their Grower’s Library where they provide clear, accurate, timely information that helps you excel as a grower. You may find their Ask a Grower option to be extremely helpful. Using this form, you have access to a knowledgeable team of experienced growers to assist you with your questions. They respond within 48 hours.
For help starting your garden please read our Free Seed Project Gardening Guide.