Food Insurance Garden Seeds in Action

We recently received an email from a Food Insurance™ customer about his experience with Garden Seeds.  With his permission, we’d like to share his results:

Stanley’s experience:

The experience was simple.  Order seeds from your web site.  Tilled up half my back yard which is small.   Threw down some cow manure, mixed that in, read the instructions that came with the seeds.  Poked holes in the ground, put seeds in and water.  Not more complicated than that.

All the seeds were planted April 14th.   
Harvest to date: 26 June 2012
1.  lettuce, both  romaine parris island and  lettuce leaf.  (two harvest’s so much I gave it away to neighbors)
2. Radish Champion, excellent flavor.
3. Green Beans  put a picture, look how perfect.  

Neighbors said they are going to stop wasting money on plants and use this seed next year.    We’ll we will see if that happens.   

I can’t get over how rewarding this whole process has been.

PS.  I really messed up and put to many corn seeds in each hole,  so I have clusters of corn coming up.  Oh well live and learn right?

Here is how Stanley’s garden looks.  Thanks for the photos Stanley!

Garden planted with Food Insurance garden seen bucket




7 Replies to “Food Insurance Garden Seeds in Action”

  1. I have purchased a Food Insurance package with several boxes of food, how do i store these items in our winter cellar? What kind of containers would be good? Temperature runs around40 -65 degrees ,depending on season. Humidity runs about 45-65. Any information on storing what I have bought would be greatly appreciated. Keeping these items “rodent free” is necessary. I occasionally have trapped mice in the winter cellar.
    Judy Allen



    Based on the information you have provided, your food show be fine in your cellar. Cooler temperature won’t hurt the food. The cooler you can store the food, the better.

    It is best not to store the food on the floor because of potential water damage. We recommend you store the boxes on a pallet or on shelving.

    Since the food is stored in metal cans, it is completely rodent proof, so you don’t need to worry about that either.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact us at, or 1-866-946-8366.

    -Food Insurance

  2. So it is safe to store each cardboard box with the different foods, on a pallet or shelf in my winter cellar? Sounds simple. I thought i had to put everything in the shipping box in something(ex. plastic food grade storage buckets) else to keep it rodent and humidity/temperature safe. Thanks for the information. We have bought quite a large package. Proper storage was a major concern for us.

  3. I live in Louisiana. I do not have a cellar, I am in a flood zone (most of louisiana is) Summer temps reach 100+ winter temp seem to be in 30-70 degree.

    The only available storage I have is an attic (extreme heat). How much heat will your poducts withstand? How will it affect the shelf life?

    If I have to build a storage building and air condition it that would seem over kill.



    To receive maximum shelf-life, the food should consistently be stored at or below 72 degrees. From your description, it looks like your summer temperatures would be higher than this, and could potentially reduce the shelf-life of the food. The closer you can keep the temperature to 72 degrees, the better. Your winter temperature are ideal for long-term food storage.

    Many individuals who live in areas that are very hot in the summer, store the food under beds and inside of closets. Our 632 entree meal plan will easily fit under a twin bed.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact us at, or 1-866-946-8366.

    -Food Insurance

  4. Really want to prepare…but have some concerns.
    The #10 cans… are those the restaurant size?
    No mention of can opener, nor measuring cup to ensure not using the food too fast.
    … nor of how to store the remainder of the food throughout the month.
    Pls advise.

  5. I live in Lousiana and was thinking to store the Food in our storage building. It is very hot and humid here and the storage building is not climate controlled. Would this work or would you not recommend this?



    To achieve the maximum shelf-life, the food should be store at or below 72 degrees. If your storage building is continually warmer than this, it will most likely reduce the shelf-life of the food.

    Many of our customers who live in warmer climates will store the food in closets or under beds (a 632 entree package will conveniently fit under a twin bed), so that they have more control over the temperature.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact us at, or 1-866-946-8366.

    -Food Insurance

  6. Can the seeds be stored in a freezer?



    Storing the seeds in the freezer should be fine, and if anything, will extend the shelf-life.

    Make sure to do your research online before storing the seeds in the freezer since improper storage can damage the seeds.

    -Food Insurance.

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