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Be ready for Spring! (source for heirloom organic seeds from Russia)

 
Yury Smirnov
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Dear Organic gardeners,

There is a Russian saying: "The early bird catches the worm" )))
Be ready for Spring! - please check more than 250 varieties of Heirloom organic seeds from Russian family homesteads (Kins domains):
http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html - and place an order! )))

 
Janne Lassila
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Jeepers creepers, what a find! Thank you so much from Finland, I think these seeds will definetely find their place in my garden!
 
Elijah Kim
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Could you please tell me what zone or area of Russia these are grown in?  I'm just wondering for some of the perennials.

Thank you!
 
Yury Smirnov
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Elijah Kim wrote:Could you please tell me what zone or area of Russia these are grown in?  I'm just wondering for some of the perennials.

Thank you!


Hi Elijah, Most of the plants are well grown in Ukraine, and on the territory from Moscow (as northern border) down to the the Black sea (South of Russia) 
 
Yury Smirnov
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Recently we received quite a few requests from our friends and customers asking about the number of heirlooms seeds in packs presented in ecominded.net shop. To make it clear I want to say that out of Russian generocity we always put PLENTY of seeds in each pack (see the picture). For big beans, there are 10-12 in a pack, for smaller beans, pumpkin seeds etc. there may be 15-20-25 seeds in a pack, for cucumbers - 25-40 seeds, tomatos - 25-50 seeds, and we never count smaller seeds like camomile, carrot, amaranth etc - may be upto 100 - 200 and more in one pack. )))
 
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Good Day Yury,

So I couldn't seem to find a break down of Russian territories, I looked at a few weather maps and I am thinking you are more of a USDA zone 4(-30F or -34C) and 5(-20F or -28.9C) and warmer?

USDA Temperature reference

Is that information correct for your zone?

Also could you tell me which Family Estate is in the coldest region?  I am willing to trial plants that could be rated for USDA Zone 3-4 in hopes of finding a variety that will survive, I am thinking my best bet would be plants that are grown in your colder regions.

Thanks again.

Elijah
 
Yury Smirnov
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Elijah Kim wrote:Good Day Yury,

So I couldn't seem to find a break down of Russian territories, I looked at a few weather maps and I am thinking you are more of a USDA zone 4(-30F or -34C) and 5(-20F or -28.9C) and warmer?

USDA Temperature reference

Is that information correct for your zone?

Also could you tell me which Family Estate is in the coldest region?  I am willing to trial plants that could be rated for USDA Zone 3-4 in hopes of finding a variety that will survive, I am thinking my best bet would be plants that are grown in your colder regions.

Thanks again.

Elijah


Yes, basically this is correct. The coldest region where people still have Family Estates is probably Russia's Far East. In ecominded.com we have Far East cucumbers and cedar nuts (Pinus Sibirica) from the Far East.
 
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Lot of fun stuff on your site. I'd never seen green corn before. I'll have to get some of those cedar seeds -- beautiful and useful trees. What a great offer!

If you're looking for a little publicity you might want to talk to the guy who has the "Real Russia" channel on Youtube (he lives in Ufa). He might like to do a show on those kin farms.
 
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