Free Heirloom Open Pollinated Tomato Seeds from WinterSown.Org

The awesome folks over at will send you free tomato seeds in exchange for your Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.  This is possibly a USA-only offer, I’m not sure.  They strongly encourage you to learn the technique of Winter Sowing your seeds.


If you give them a small donation, you’ll get about twice as many seed packets and you’ll also have assurance of receiving your top choices.


I now have to make room for an entire extra bed of tomatoes.  🙂  It’s not such a bad thing.

I plan to save open-pollinated heirloom tomato seeds this year from several of my favorites, and to return some of the love to WinterSown.Org by sending them back some of the seeds I save.


6 responses to this post.

  1. This is awesome. Thanks for the heads up Jimmy!

  2. Posted by trailerparkqueen on March 30, 2009 at 11:12 am

    This is great. Thanks for sharing.

    How do you keep your tomatoes from cross pollinating?

  3. The owner of that web site told me that tomatoes really don’t cross pollinate that often, that they mostly self pollinate and only certain kinds of bugs can even get inside the flower to where the stamen is.

    A sure way to know that you won’t have cross pollination is to put a tulle mesh bag over some forming flowers on one branch. When the flowers form, shake them a bit to ensure self-pollination. Leave the bag in place until the flowers drop off and then mark the branch as you remove the bag. Just tie a bright ribbon near them. When the tomatoes on the marked branch mature, you will know that you have true seeds inside them.

  4. Just spent a while reading your blog, some really good ideas on here, i like the idea of using old wire coathangers for labels for the garden. Well done getting your tommys in so early to, you are where i should be! I’m of to check out winter sown now…

  5. I found out about the wintersown offer on Chiot’s Run blog in February and couldn’t believe this was for real! Funny but you and I chose entirely different tomatoes – you’d think we’d have at least one in common! 🙂

  6. You are going to have a huge garden. That will be so nice. I would love to have that. Last year I planted 4 tomato plants and I had a huge amount of tomatoes. I think I will only plant 3 plants this year.

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