Grow Your Own Food Seed Pack 2022

Growing Food

Thank you to all who have supported us at The Free Seed Project by contributing to our campaign and receiving seeds! Through your support we are providing free seed packs to 10,000 people across the United States with low access to seeds and healthy food, while providing YOU with the seeds you need to gain Food Freedom!

This seed pack is the perfect way to start growing your own food! It includes a variety of 20 healing greens, hearty veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of pollinator friendly flowers. Enough for you to start a good-sized garden that can fill your life with happiness, health and sustainability!

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. To get information about each seed variety, including planting instructions, click the link for each seed variety under the “What’s in the Grow Your Own Food Pack 2022?” section. This will take you to the link for the seed on Johnny’s Seeds.

Below are the keys to help you identify your seeds.

The first shows the Free Seed Project seeds that all program recipients and all supporters receive.  The bags are color coded to identify the seeds. Seeds with the same colored bag list a seed characteristic to differentiate the two plants (this information is on the mailer you receive with the seeds). The second key shows the seeds outside the baggies as a second identification source.

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 GenoveseRed RubinSweet ThaiKapoor Tulsi and Lemon varieties

Chive (40 seeds) Mix of PurlyStaro and Chinese Leeks/Garlic Chives varieties

Dill (100 seeds) Mix of Bouquet and Teddy varieties

Herb Mix (400 seeds) Mix of Lemon BalmGreek Oregano and Chamomile

Kale (40 seeds) Mix of Toscano/ Lacinato/ Dinosaur kaleRed RussianWhite Russian and curly 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.

What’s in the Grow Your Own Food Pack 2022 Add-ons?

This key shows the add-on seed packs:

Some bags were labeled with an initial corresponding to the seed inside; these are marked in parentheses.

The Big Guys

Squash Mix: Waltham butternut, spaghetti, and tuffy acorn varieties

Zucchini mix: noche (F1), Raven (F1), and magda variety

Cucumber marketmore 76 variety

Bean mix: provider and flagrano varieties

Peas bistro variety


The Salsa Garden

Tomato mix: valencia (determinant), black krim (indeterminate), and Matt’s wild cherry (indeterminate)

Hot Pepper mix: early jalapeño, Hungarian hot wax and red rocket varieties

Cilantro santo and cruiser varieties

Bunching Onion evergreen hardy white variety


Eat the Weeds

Dandelion mixture of Italiko red and Catalogna special varieties magenta spreen (Lambs quarters)

Purslane red gruner variety

Amaranth mixture of red leaf vegetable and Hopi red dye


Southern Gardening

Mustard Carolina Broadleaf variety (from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)

Okra Clemson spineless variety

Hot Pepper mix: early jalapeño, hungarian hot wax, and red rocket

Tomato mix: valencia (determinant), black krim (indeterminate), and Matt’s wild cherry (indeterminate)


All the seeds in this pack are from Johnny’s Seeds (except for the mustard greens, source listed). We have chosen Johnny’s Seeds 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 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.

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