The Back to Eden Gardening Heirloom Seed Kit is a curated vegetable garden seed kit featuring the most popular, best-selling heirloom seeds that are easy to grow in a Back to Eden Garden. Our selection includes twelve varieties of 2,000 vegetable, fruit, and herb seeds. Now you too can grow many of the same varieties of vegetables seen in Back to Eden Film! We took our time carefully researching, and testing the results of our seed kit varieties to save you time and work achieving the best vegetable gardening results. No matter if you are a beginner gardener or advanced gardener our seed kit includes crops that will grow well for your garden! Remember to share photos of your amazing vegetable garden results with us on Instagram! #backtoedengardening
Our partner seed supplier, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, is one of our favorite seed companies offering rare varieties of heirloom, non-GMO seeds with high germination rates, and the best quality control standards available.
Back to Eden Gardening Seed Kit includes the following heirloom seeds:
FIVE COLOR SILVERBEET SWISS CHARD: (Rainbow Chard) 60 days. In Back to Eden Film you see the vividly colorful array of swiss chard which is a show stopper! We love it because it is easy to grow, attractive, and pretty tolerant of both heat and cold climates. It tastes delicious fresh or cooked. Beautiful chard, its colors are brilliant (pink, yellow, orange, red, and white). This chard originated in Australia. Very mild, ornamental, and tasty. Great for market growers and specialty markets. Pretty enough to plant in the flower garden; so delicious and one of our favorite greens! Minimum Seed Count: 100
COSTATA ROMANESCO SQUASH: Costata Romanesco Squash is featured in Back to Eden Film and although we could barely lift the harvest, we couldn't believe it was still tender and sweet tasting! We laughed as water poured out the stem like a fountain onto our feet when harvesting! The famous Italian/Roman ribbed zucchini. The distinctive, long fruit is ribbed; medium green-striped skin; rich and very flavorful. The cut slices are lightly scalloped. It is also popular to fry this squash whole when it is small with the flower still attached. Costata Romanesco is also the quintessential, blossom zucchini thanks to larger, sturdier, tastier blooms that stay fastened to fruit better than other more flimsy varieties. It has been a top choice for blossom production in Italy for hundreds of years--as evidenced in a painting titled, “Fruitvendola” (fruit vendor) by Vincenzo Campi painted in Milan in 1580. In this painting, squash blossoms from Costata Romanesco zucchini are depicted atop a market table. This depiction is the first evidence of Italians using squash blossoms as food where it is called “Fiori di Zucca”. The squash blossom is a type of ephemeral, summer delicacy that is as fleeting as it is sumptuous. We love to take advantage of the brief, squash blossom season; harvesting these large blossoms for sautéing, stuffing, and frying or adding a “pop” of color to salads. Minimum Seed Count: 20
COSMIC PURPLE CARROT: This is a Back to Eden Gardening favorite of carrot varieties due to its beautiful and unique color and delicious flavor. The soil is so soft in Back to Eden Gardens that carrots can grow without even needing to be thinned because they literally push each other out of the way as they grow! With its bright purple skin and flesh that comes in shades of yellow and orange, this carrot is causing excitement in home gardens and at farmer's markets. The spicy and sweet-tasting roots are great for marketing. Carrot planting tip: small seeds like carrots can be harder to germinate because they tend to fall down too deep in the compost or soil. Lay down a sheet of toilet paper in your row and sprinkle carrot seeds and soil on top for higher germination success. Minimum Seed Count: 300
AMISH PASTE TOMATO: 80 days. If you're like most Back to Eden Gardener's you'll end up with more tomatoes than you know what t do with during the summer! That's why we love the Amish Paste for making abundant sauces and preserves that last year-round! Many seed savers believe this is the ultimate paste tomato. Giant, blocky, Roma-type tomatoes have delicious red flesh that is perfect for paste and canning. It has a world-class flavor and comes from an Amish community in Wisconsin. Minimum Seed Count: 25
SUNRISE BUMBLEBEE TOMATO: 70 days. Of all the tomato varieties we've tried in our Back to Eden Gardens this variety is the sweetest and most prolific tomato for eating fresh. Chefs love the luminous swirls of reds and oranges, inside the fruit and out! Everyone loves the sweet, fruity taste, too! Oblong little fruit weighs barely an ounce and sometimes shows a pronounced beak at the blossom end. Another member of the incredible new ‘Artisan’ series. Amazing in salads, salsas, pasta salads, and sandwiches. Minimum Seed Count: 25
DRAGON TONGUE BUSH BEAN: Our Favorite! Bush bean. Not only is this bush bean easy to grow and gorgeous, but planting it also helps improve your soil! Bean root rhizomes naturally fix nitrogen into your soil which is very beneficial for Back to Eden wood chip gardens. This famous Dutch heirloom bean has an incomparable flavor. The tender and superbly delicious 7-inch pods are yellow with amazing purple streaks! It also makes a tasty shelled bean. Popular with chefs and gourmets. Compact plants set high yields. Minimum Seed Count: 40
SLO-BOLT CILANTRO: Fresh cilantro is a natural chelator that detoxifies your body from heavy metals like mercury. Cilantro is a cold-tolerant crop but this slow bolting variety is also ideal for spring planting. The first time we planted cilantro it survived through several inches of snow because of the insulating wood chip mulch! An easy-to-grow and more bolt-resistant version of one of the most popular herbs. Cilantro is considered essential to the cuisines of many cultures, from Mexican to Thai, and no matter your cooking style, no garden is complete without cilantro. Try planting frequent successions, just a few weeks apart is the best method to ensure the freshest and MOST flavorful cilantro. Minimum Seed Count: 100
EARLY SCARLET GLOBE RADISH: 22 days. Radishes are so fast to germinate we like to plant them as Back to Eden "soil testing seeds." If you plant these radish seeds according to the packets instructions in the soil below your wood chip mulch layer they should germinate in just a few days. If they do not germinate or come up yellow or wither, you'll know your soil needs modification. Read our seed starting tips to find out how to improve your soil. The classic round red radish. The crisp white flesh is mild and tasty. Has better warm weather tolerance than many. Minimum Seed Count: 200
GOLDEN BANTAM 12-ROW CORN: Any summer garden wouldn't feel complete without sweet heirloom corn cobs! This corn variety is tested to ensure there is no chance of GMO contamination, making it suitable for seed saving. Back to Eden Gardens tends to grow taller and produce sweeter corn than typically expected, especially in warm climates. Released in 1922 by the Clark Seed Company of Milford, Connecticut. Although developed from the original Golden Bantam, this is definitely an improved type — larger ears mean higher yields, and the golden yellow corn stays tender longer. Equally suitable for freezing and fresh eating, this variety was the standard for home and market gardeners for decades. Minimum Seed Count: 75
SUGAR SNAP PEA: This is the wonderfully sweet, edible-pod pea so popular with consumers and gardeners. The delicious, tender pods are great raw (eaten before you ever leave the garden), stir-fried, or in salads. They also freeze very well. An AAS winner from 1979. Minimum Seed Count: 75
MUNCHER CUCUMBER: 60 days. A stellar burpless cuke, perfect for greenhouse cultivation and no pollinators necessary without insects the vines will produce seedless fruit that remains tender and tasty for longer. Very tender, dual-purpose variety makes great pickles and is excellent for fresh eating right out of the garden! Nearly spineless fruit is 6 to 8 inches long, reaching a plump 3 inches wide. Produces abundantly on strong vigorous vines. Non-bitter, burpless variety can be eaten at any stage of growth. For pickling, harvest the fruit at 4 to 6 inches long. Minimum Seed Count: 25
ROCKY TOP LETTUCE MIX SALAD BLEND: Very Popular! As seen in Back to Eden Film, heirloom lettuce head varieties are a delicious addition to a garden! From Baker Creek's improved formula, this blend is now better than ever! With more brightly colored and unique lettuces, it makes a flavorful and brilliant salad. A top-selling item for us; our customers just love it! Perfect for better markets or your home table. People love the rich, old-fashioned taste. Includes some non-listed rare varieties. Minimum Seed Count: 1000
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